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Akaroa
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 156
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 1169
Region: Banks Peninsula

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Last Updated: October 3, 2019

We live on a cattle farm on Banks Peninsula, 16 minutes away from Akaroa -80kms from Christchurch. We only get Vodafone mobile coverage here because of the hilly terraine. We are 10 minutes from beautiful Okains Bays beach and 5 minutes to the Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum and store.

We have two working dogs and Monty the cat. I am a Bach Foundation Practitioner and retired nurse.
My eldest daughter, son-in-law and 10 three grandchildren live close by in Lavericks Bay and we often share our workers. Another daughter lives in Darwin, Australia and the third is living and working in Christchurch.

We provide good accommodation and food in exchange for 4 hours work per day. Many helpers have stayed with us over the last thirty years.

In February 2011 we moved here after 35 years in Lavericks Bay. We have moved into a house which is 142 years old and have worked hard at doing it up, we now have have it how we want it!
Clearing bush is our current project and if you feel you can help we would love to hear from you.

We are both Bridge players.

Paul has written up the history of Lavericks Bay which his family settled in 1858 our grand children are 7th generation on this property. this has now been published.

There is ongoing outdoor work and also plenty of rainy day jobs.
We have both traveled extensively and welcome travelers to our home. Last year we have visited Spain and Portugal and loved it, this year we spent a month in Darwin in the heat!

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