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Town or City: Christchurch
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1-2
Category: Other
Host ID: 92307
Region: North Canterbury

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We require some help with exercising our horses and grooming amongst some of the most amazing scenery at the St James Station, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

We are situated 15 minutes drive from one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations Hanmer Springs. Here they have beautiful hot pools and an amazing town at which you can explore. We are also located very close to the city Christchurch. Our business runs from the bottom of Hanmer Springs Ski Field. If you are adventurous and love the outdoors this location would be ideal!

We would like to hear from you if you are horse lovers! This is ideally suited to a couple or one-two people that enjoy working with horses and are competent riders. This will give you the opportunity to explore a most beautiful area of New Zealand. This will enable you to learn a part of the colonial and maori history within this region. You will be provided with a multitude of opportunities while being stewardís to a wilderness area of immense... more inside

            



Town or City: Amberley
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5 hectares
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 48966
Region: North Canterbury

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We enjoy having enthusiastic help with planting and vegetable garden work, food processing and some building, weeding and other farm work. There may also be some opportunity for dairy work.
If you are passionate about self sufficiency, food production, water & resource conservation, cheese and dairying, and holistic animal care you may enjoy being part of our adventure. You MUST be enthusiastic about food and prepared to eat seasonal food & meat, able to work independently and clean up, love animals and above all be committed to this lifestyle.
We are also looking for a medium to long term interns for Farm to Table and Dairy internships (3-6 months +). Please read further information about our farm below and contact us for internship information.
No smokers

We do not reply to emails unless it is clear that you have read our profile and are making a genuine enquiry about what we have to offer. If you want to make further enquiry, and have read our full profile, please inc... more inside

    



Town or City: Christchurch
All Year: all year
Area (ha): 2.7
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 55799
Region: North Canterbury

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Rustic and homely lifestyle property.We have travelled extensively and raised a family who come and go. We are keen to have people who want to be involved with real kiwi life and bring their cultural flare to the place ! looking for 2 people who are physically capable and can use their initiative to help landscaping / decorating / cooking / animal care / chooks, horses, dog ..there may be opportunity to horse ride in the back country .
Length of stay dependant of what projects are on at the time . 4-5 hrs work a day in return for a room in the house plus meals.
There is opportunity to swim in the river by the house , hike/ski in the nearby mountains , horse ride/ mountain bike and enjoy the thermal hot pools and attractions of Hanmer Springs !

We are only 1 1/2 hrs north of Christchurch and 7km from Hanmer springs township ......many thanks

Available from NOW ...some current projects include building a chicken run / gardening/ staining/painting decks and fences/ and h... more inside

          



Town or City: Rangiora
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.4
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 36673
Region: North Canterbury

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We live on an established property with a big garden, tennis court and a small commercial walnut orchard half an hours drive north west of Christchurch. We have a sleepout with a queen sized bed and a spare room also with a queen sized bed in the house. Our house is warm and we have wifi. We have tools for fitting out your car/van.
We also have a good self contained van for sale if you are interested.
We are looking for help in the garden starting around 12th October for a week. There is bark mulch to spread over the garden, weeding, and some work in our walnut o orchard checking sprinklers and cutting the grass with a tractor.

I am a landscape gardener and Julia is a teacher. We have two friendly cats and no children. We both like to cook good food from many different countries that we share with you. We have travelled extensively both in New Zealand and in the world. We have done a lot of tramping in New Zealand and are happy to give advice on this. Julia speaks good French... more inside

            



Town or City: Rangiora
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10 acres
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26959
Region: North Canterbury

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We are looking for helpers from Now on!!!
We are lucky enough to live on a 20 acre life style block situated in North Canterbury . We have horses which are used primarily for dressage, show jumping and eventing. We also have a lovely property with a large easy care garden and Itís is always great to have some help in the garden, general weeding and spraying!!
But what I mainly need, is help caring for our horses. So we would love to hear from helpers that are really experienced and capable horse people! Especially those that have riding experience in dressage,show jumping and or eventing!!
Our horses are competition horses and young horses, so this means that they are not "school horses" I donít have time to teach you how to ride. So please read this carefully!!
If you are a capable rider then I would love to hear from you!!
We have 4 children, 2 are school age and 2 are finished with school and are studying away from home!
We are non smokers!! And would prefer helpers... more inside

          



Town or City: Amberley
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 8
Persons: 1 - 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 60988
Region: North Canterbury

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Hi there,
My husband and I live on a small eight hectare farm with cows, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs. We have a large orchard, vegetable garden and ornamental garden. We also operate a small business called Mingle Mangle, where we make gifts and articles from upcyclyed materials. Everything is made on site and displayed in our small shop. We are situated 5mins from our local town, Amberley (bicycles and helmets provided). Amberley has a Library, Post Office, Bank, Pharmacy, Farmer's Market, Gift shops, Gym, Pool and Cafes. Amberley Beach is 5 kms from the centre of the township.
There are many good local walking and cycling tracks (Kowai track, Amberley Beach Walkway, Waipara vineyard Cycle Trail, Mt Cass, Tiromoana Bush Walk and Mount Gray. Amberley is 40mins North of Christchurch, 50mins to Hanmer Springs, 1 1/2 hours to My Lyford Ski Field and 2 hours to Akaroa and Kaikoura.
My husband has suffered a stroke and is now developing Dementia and we would love help with fir... more inside

          



Town or City: Christchurch
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 2 maybe 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 92750
Region: North Canterbury

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We have a 10 metre tall 3 bedroom Church house that Andy relocated and started building 30 years ago. It is an unusual arts craft/Gothic style. You will have the bed room with a king size bed, tv and toilet as well as sharing the house with us. If there is more than two of you we will let you have the room upstairs with a king and sponge mattress. This room has two double doors and arch features.
We have a 9x6 metre green house with a hydroponic system ready to set up. Where you could help set it up to go. There is two raised gardens to play with two.
Some days Andy will fell a few trees. He will need a hand collecting the wood to be split on the log splitter and throwing it on the trailer.
We are a middle age couple with a 13 year old boy, we live on a semi rural property so you will need a car. We have two shopping areas 15 minutes drive away and many shopping malls 25 minutes away in Christchurch city. Our nearest small supermarket is 4 mins drive. We live in a equestrian ar... more inside

        



Town or City: Rangiora
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .5
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7781
Region: North Canterbury

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We live on a small block just north of Christchurch with our son Noah, daughter Louisa, Labrador, Beagle, cats, and sheep.

Swannanoa is about 25 minutes from Christchurch airport and we can pick up and drop back there if required.

We are aged in our early 40's and would enjoy having people of a similar age to stay. We like to interact with our helpers and learn about you and your culture/country. You must have initiative and be able to work unsupervised, but we are happy to write lists of things to do. Cleaning up after yourselves and helping with meals and dishes is part of the deal. Helpers must have host references.

CURRENT PROJECTS:

We have had our hedges pruned and there's a few of branches to pick up. Chainsaw skills are a plus.

We also could do with a help organising the sleepout and garage at our new house.

If you don't mind outside work there's a bit of garden tidying to do.

There is a fence to get painted and some childcare help might be needed ... more inside

          



Town or City: West Eyreton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: Couple
Category: Other
Host ID: 57180
Region: North Canterbury

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Stay in self contained accommodation on a small animal rescue in Canterbury, New Zealand. Cuddle sheep and scratch pigs bellies. We are currently looking for couple or friends to help on our small animal rescue and sanctuary. Short stays of a couple of days up to a week.
Must have your own transport. We prefer independent couples or friends. Looking for confident helpers who will need to work unsupervised.
Current jobs are ; cleaning water troughs, fencing, photography ( photographing the animals for our website) building chook house, cleaning pig house and chicken house, general yard work.

We share our 10 acre/ 4 hectare block with 5 alpaca, 4 pigs, 20 chickens 6 roosters 14 ducks, 1 cat, 3 dogs and 6 sheep. We are keen astronomers and on a clear night we can get the telescopes out and give you a tour of the beautiful large night sky we get here!
The nearest shops are in a small town called Oxford 10 kms with the nearest Mall being in Christchurch a 35 minutes drive.
We... more inside

            



Town or City: Rangiora
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 95193
Region: North Canterbury

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Experience New Zealand with us.

4 hours flexible average per day of general farm work in exchange for bed and a cooked dinner at night. We are happy for our guests to stay a few days or a few weeks at a time. Free wifi and can offer regular rides into Rangiora if transport is an issue..

Property is right on the river and a lovely place to be. Various opportunities available. Swimming, fishing and sightseeing right in our backyard. Hiking opportunities just down the road at Mt Thomas a beautiful and scenic walk. Challenge yourself on the summit track, a life time memory to take with you.

Our farm currently consists of 5 piggies, 18 chickens, 25 ducks and their babies, 3 turkeys and their babies, 3 female geese their babies and a male goose. My self and my partner and our little one.

Based in Okuku, which is about 15 minutes from the Rangiora township and bordering the Okuku river. Come and join our family and work beside us to bring this place back to itís full potenti... more inside

          

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