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Town or City: Taihape
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 500
Persons: 1-8
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 50361
Region: Lower North Island

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A range of interesting jobs available on a beautiful central north island farm - beekeeping, building, far work, childcare and a large group welcome for community garden project!

Rough dates for garden project June 19- 26

2-8 people - stay in a luxury AirBNB shearers quarters (sleeps 12) (if there is enough people, otherwise an historic cottage or in our homestead)

Experience life on a real NZ farm in a beautiful part of the North Island, close to the Tongariro crossing, ski fields, Whanganui River journey and other great outdoor adventures / hikes.

Our farm is situated on the beautiful / iconic Taihape- Napier road so perfect for people making their way to Hawke's Bay - it is a beautiful drive, not many people know about!


You must like animals, be friendly, enjoy physical work and easy to get along with.

Lots of interesting, different jobs to do daily. Please get in touch for more information.

Look forward to hearing from you.

          



Town or City: Featherston
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42610
Region: Lower North Island

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*looking for a couple to do gardening and handyman jobs for June please

We live on a beautiful sheep and beef farm in the South Wairarapa. We are situated 15 minutes south of the wine village Martinborough and 5 minutes from Lake Ferry. Cape Pallier is 20 minutes away where you can see breathtaking rustic scenery, climb the historic steps to the lighthouse and see a huge seal colony. There is a train the travels from Wellington to Featherston and we can pick you up from there.


We have a little coffee and gift store on the farm which is open Thursdays to Sunday in Spring, Summer and Autumn. We make great coffee and fresh food and is on a popular tourist route to the coast.

We will sometimes need help in the kitchen, barista and with waitressing

There is always gardening and cleaning windows on the farm.
We have 3 children including one very sporty outdoorsy boy and often have au pairs and nanny to help with them as Guy and I are both working at times

We can guara... more inside

            



Town or City: Palmerston North
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 44
Persons: 1, 2 (possibly more)
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 1473
Region: Lower North Island

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We live in a river valley just outside Palmerston North, in the Manawatu area, and we are about 15km from town. We have a large family home (which we are still building) on a small 'lifestyle' farm with sheep, cows, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, cats, tree frogs & a goat. There is a lovely swimming hole just below the house and we make our own power.
Our extended family & friends live near by.
There are almost always farming, fencing, building, home made power, organic gardening, weeding & tree planting activities to be done...and music making. We love talking to you and trying your cooking, and Sue loves to paint & draw and make music with you -we also love playing games :-)

            



Town or City: Kapiti Coast
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 90236
Region: Lower North Island

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We are a beachfront property currently carrying out some renovations and refurbishments and would welcome Helpers with suitable skills to assist us.
We need assistance with painting, landscaping/gardening, and general property maintenance.
Your(twin single) room ( the RH dormer window) overlooks the beach and you have your own bathroom and lounge (big double windows). Would suit a single or 2 friends.
1 hr by train to Wellington, 10 mins to Paraparaumu township.We can arrange a trip for you to the Kapiti Island bird sanctuary.
Flexible hours, good food.
Availability through June, July, August.

        



Town or City: Masterton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2800
Persons: 2 to maximum of 5
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 10662
Region: Lower North Island

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+++Helpers needed NOW!!!+++

Come and work, to stay and eat at Glenburn for FREE!

For a limited time in October/November an hourly rate is paid for docking lambs.

Situated on the Wairarpa Coast, literally, ON the coast, you will be just a short stroll away from the beach and a short quad drive from the local Seal Colony. There are opportunities to dive, snorkel, hunt and fish. Glenburn Station offers real traditional New Zealand farmstay which operates a cattle and sheep farm surrounded by rolling hills and mountains. Escape the modern world and enter peace and serenity of NZ.


It will be your job to assist in the daily cleaning and maintaining our lovely homestay accommodations. Other jobs may include painting, gardening, helping in the woolshed etc. Work is typically from 8-1pm with around one hour morning tea break. There are 6.000 sheep, 550 cattle, also 2 horses, a lot of dogs and sometimes puppies, 2 pigs and 6 chickens who you will feed daily, they in turn will ... more inside

            



Town or City: Martinborough
All Year: No, Autumn/Winter/Spring
Area (ha): 70
Persons: Up to 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 84573
Region: Lower North Island

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Old Tablelands is a small rural estate just five minutes drive from the boutique wine making village of Martinborough. The estate consists of a series of beautiful formal and informal gardens, picking garden, orchard, vegetable gardens, along with extensive natives and regeneration areas. We also have some livestock and 2 dogs who all look after themselves!

We`re looking for some general gardening assistance around the estate from February to November, preferably for a minimum of 2 weeks, and up to a maximum of 2 months. In return for 4 hours work each day from Monday to Friday, we`re offering you the use of our 3 double bedroom caretakers cottage, which has WiFi, TV, a heat pump and wood burner to help keep you cozy on the colder days (see the pics below). The cottage also has a fully equipped utility room and kitchen, and although we can`t prepare your meals we`ll provide you with ample food to prepare 3 meals a day. Additionally we could loan you a vehicle if you have an appro... more inside

          



Town or City: Gladstone
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 26
Persons: 1 to 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 14486
Region: Lower North Island

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We are looking for one person who can just potter about with some jobs. We are home most of the time and just relaxing and doing stuff about our farm, garden. Would you like to come and join us for a bit? We aim to keep you relaxed, well fed and always included with family activities.
It is beautiful here, work is totally seasonal and changes from month to month. We are a working farm with some really fun lifestyle hobbies. We run Cows, Calves, Sheep & Lambs. We have a Pig, Chickens & Horses. We also have a super friendly Dog & Cat and a Pet Peacock.
We have a beautiful home set on a hill with a panoramic outlook of our 64 Acre Farm.
About ourselves: We are a energetic madcap family of 4 with two children, 13yr and 16yr, who love to be played with.
We live in the beautiful well known, Gladstone Valley. Its a rural, tranquil place. Because its a Valley it has its own micro climate and natural beauty, yet we are just 15mins to all amenities.

We have a fun social environment, ... more inside

            



Town or City: Ashhurst,Palmerston North
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.4
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13620
Region: Lower North Island

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We are situated in the picturesque Pohangina Valley on a 10 acres lifestyle block. This is about 25 kms (25 mins) from Palmerston North. We can arrange for you to be picked up from Palmerston North if you don't have your own transport.

Our home is next to a river which is great for swimming and fishing. Great place to be in summer. We are also close to several walks but you will need transport to get to them.

We mostly have a furry family consisting of 2 dogs (inside), 4 cats, 1 goat, sheep, cows, Sophie the calf, chickens and ducks.

You must like animals, as most of ours are pets and love attention. The dogs and cats are allowed inside and will sit in the couch.

There is a variety of things that we need help with, gardening, painting, firewood and general chores around the property. Included in this would be caring for the animals. Sophie the calf loves to be brushed as does Lulu the goat.

Helpers need to have some get up and go and be able to work alone. We... more inside

            



Town or City: Carterton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.2
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 37582
Region: Lower North Island

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We are a family of four (two small children 6 and 4) and we live on a lifestyle block in the beautiful Wairarapa. We like good food and fresh air. At the end of the road is an entrance to the Tararua Forest park for some great tramping, walking, mountain biking and a cool swing bridge across the river where there is great swimming. On our block we have a small herd of cattle and flock of sheep.
We are in the process of landscaping, developing an orchard, expanding our vegetable garden, and maintaining existing gardens.
We have a separate guest room with ensuite (shown in the photos). The accommodation best suits a couple. We are looking for guests to help with general farm routines (feeding out to cattle, stacking wood) and gardening (for an average of 4 hours per day) in exchange for food and accommodation.
We are 15 mins drive from Greytown and Carterton.
Non-smokers only please.
Please let us know if you have any special food requirements or allergies which might need to be... more inside

            



Town or City: Masterton
All Year: 12mths
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Other
Host ID: 87115
Region: Lower North Island

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HORSE HELP:
We require help with our beautiful Clydesdale Team. With them we attend shows and outings all over the North Island in the spring/summer. Their ages range from 7mth to 18yrs, they are Clydesdales which is a working breed. As well as showing we also use our team for weddings, vintage machinery days, and the odd ploughing match. We need a motivated, hard working individaul who is confident around horses and is prepared to help us with all jobs needed around the yard. Your role would include grooming. washing, caring for the horses, mucking out and cleaning tasks.You will stay with us Steve and Sue, Otto our dog and Puk our cat in our old farm house which is in a idyllic location 40km from our nearest serviceable town, Martinborough, known for it's vine yards and wine.
You will have your own room and a shared bathroom, we will provide 3 meals a day. Any help would be appreciated around the house. We have no cell phone coverage but do have satellite internet and can pick ... more inside

            

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