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Whangarei, Kaitaia, Dargaville, Bay of Islands
Activities: Beef & sheep farm, large vege garden, mowing lawns, weed control, painting, fencing and farm maintenance.
Comments: 3 primary school aged children. Own self contained unit with full facilities. Kaitaia 9 km, close to beaches and lake. Can pick up from bus stop. Must be able to work unsupervised.
Hobbies: Most sports, fishing, beaches, boating & the outdoors.
Activities: Not a farm: holiday park & horse trekking business. Help in holiday park & home eg cleaning washing gardening & odd jobs. In summer must be experienced with horses to help with taking horse treks, lunging, exercising horses, tacking and horse care.
Comments: Couple with 2 teenage children one of whom runs the horse trekking business.
Activities: Horse treks business. Visitors must be experienced with horses. Help look after horses, take horse treks, communicate with guests, as well as help clean the Lodge, vacuum pool and weed the gardens. Possibly trained for a bit of reception work.
Comments: Currently adult daughter and primary aged child staying with us. Visitors have own room and own bathroom. Quad bikes can be hired for the beach. Near lakes (20 min) and largest Kauri tree (40 min). Pick up from Dargaville (10 min).
Hobbies: Twilight golf, fishing and riding horses down the beach.
JJ & DW
Activities: Bed and breakfast accommodation, surrounding acres are leased out. Help mainly with gardening.
Comments: No resident children, Burmese cat rules. Visitor’s room has en suite. Pick up from bus at nearest town Richmond, 8k or Nelson airport. Broadband available.
Hobbies: Skiing, swimming, chess, home/garden improvement and yoga.
Activities: 250 milking cows, gardening, weed spraying, fencing, painting, macadamia harvesting, repairs & maintenance.
Comments: Donna & Christopher Higgins 66 Kohe Road, RD 2 Broadwood 0496 Star Rating
Phone: 09 409 5551 email@example.com Advance bookings? yes Limited English? yes
Number of visitors: 4 Children? yes All year? y Length of stay: 1 week Area: 300 ha
Activities: 250 milking cows, gardening, weed spraying, fencing, painting, macadamia harvesting, repairs & maintenance.
Married couple with primary aged child. Large home - 4 spare bedrooms & 2 spare bathrooms. Sky TV and broadband available. Fully equipped gym plus sauna & spa. Nearest town Kaitaia but can pick up in Whangarei or Kerikeri. Very isolated, nearest shops 1 hour, we are unlikely to go to town during the week that you are here.
Hobbies: Music, reading, exercise & fishing.
Activities: Accommodation for overseas visitors. Require groundswork, gardening, vegetable growing, building maintenance, outdoor living construction, urban fencing, driveway maintenance.
Comments: This is a city location. Single NZ'er with up to 11 flatmates from other countries. Single or double room within house. This deal is accommodation only, share facilities to do own food.
Hobbies: Long distance running, music, marketing.
Activities: Sheep, beef (calf rearing & bulls) farm with miniature horse stud. Painting, gardening, housework, fencing and woodwork.
Comments: 2 children at home. Self contained bunkhouse attached to homestead, meals with family. 20 minutes from Dargaville in a quiet valley. Can collect from Dargaville.
Hobbies: Pony club, miniature horses and horse shows.
Activities: Dairy Farm milking 200 cows twice a day. Help with fencing, grass management, stock shifting, feeding out, rearing calves.
Comments: Middleaged couple enjoying life with 4 bedroom home. Visitors have own room: 1 double bed and 2 single beds available. Nearest town is Dargaville. May visit nearby Kai Iwi lakes - white sand beaches, kauri forest, fishing & boating. We are sociable and may visit local pub (4km).
Hobbies: Fishing, boating and motorcycling (with road bike each).
Activities: Sheep & Beef. Shifting stock, docking, spraying, clearing fences, seasonal farm work, gardening, housework, painting, cooking, general help on farm and house. Must speak fluent English.
Comments: 3 busy teenage children. Large home with own bedroom and toilet, share family meals. Dargaville 20 min, 40 min Whangarei, 30 min to Baylys Beach. Lovely farm walks, can see NZ from coast to coast.
Hobbies: Rugby, netball, mountain bikes, gardening, sewing, cooking and entertaining.
Activities: Not a farm: stained glass & timber restoration business in Dargaville (Inspiration Centre). Learn restoration skills: cut glass, reglaze, remove old putty & glass, restore doors & windows. Help with general house work, cleaning and cooking.
Comments: Single christian lady in my 40's. No smoking, drinking or drugs. Enjoy home comforts: a large bedroom with 2 new king size single beds, clean accommodation, good meals, TV, poodles & view of the river. 500m to town, great tourist spot, plenty to see and do. If own car, they can borrow kayaks & take them to the lakes.
Hobbies: Art, fishing, travel, reading & poodle breeding.
Activities: Small hobby farm establishing gardens & small hobby nursery. Varied work: potting up plants, weeding, pruning etc.
Comments: Middle aged couple with 2 young boys. 3 bedroom amongst 100yr old+ native trees and river to fish for eels. Tranquil park like grounds, plenty of walks nearby. Dog, cat, chooks, birds & fish for pets. Stay in clean separate bedroom with toilet\shower facilities with all meals in exchange for 3-4 hrs work/day. Pick up from Kaitaia (15 min). Open for freedom campers to stay also at a secure location with shower /toilet facilities.
Hobbies: Gardening and fishing. A fishing trip out in the boat when able.
Activities: Dexter cattle, poultry, kunekune pigs. Developing retreat. Gardening, pruning, compost making, fruit picking; restoring buildings & fences.
Comments: I live with my adult son. Double bedroom with adjacent twin & ensuite. Can pickup from Kaitaia (18km). DOC reserve next door, walking track nearby.
Hobbies: Mah Jong, scrabble; crossword puzzles; needlework; Extramural uni. study - counselling.
Activities: Help general farming, gardening, housework, helping, where most needed. Help very much appreciated.
Comments: Cruizy family with 4 boys who love people & can learn from different cultures. We visit Kaitaia (20 min) every couple days, can pick up from the bus stop. Stay in a room in the house and share in our family.
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, horse riding.
Activities: Help with stock management, fencing, firewood, gardening, planting trees, rearing calves, farm maintenance.
Comments: Couple, no children at home. Striving self sufficiency: own meat, vegetables/ fruit (may help with preserving) & poultry. Pick up from Whangarei or Hikurangi. Close to coastline, hunting, fishing, walking & biking. Stay in out building with own room and toilet; eating/showering in the main house.
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, gardening, good food, music, horse racing, animal lovers. Weekends often spent at Whangaroa Harbour.
Activities: Dairy farm (500 cows) and kumara growing. General farm work, caring for horses, helping in the house.
Comments: Family with 6 children, visitors have own room, 20 min from Whangarei city, ½ hr to Bay of Islands. Pick up from
Hikurangi (10 min).
Hobbies: Horse riding, motor racing, motor bike riding, soccer and beaches.
Activities: 400 macadamias trees. Varied flexible work: planting, clearing, mulching, pruning, fencing, painting, helping around the house. Most of the time we will be working together, no experience necessary.
Comments: SMOKE FREE only. All food provided & vegetarians will be catered for, meat is eaten but in limited supply (I am careful about the origins of my meat). I'm semi-vegetarian and eat healthy, wholesome food. Maybe you have an interesting dish from home you would like to prepare?
Hobbies: Tramping, beaches, fishing, living life to the full.
Activities: Beef, sheep, ducks, chooks, pigs and dogs. Gorse spraying, clearing fence-lines, gardening, mowing lawns, cattle and sheep handling, feeding animals and painting. We are flexible plus and happy to negotiate work if you are willing to work hard, and have s
Comments: We are a couple who love fun. Mostly home grown food and home brew in a fabulous setting. Own room in amazing separate living area (converted cowshed), with kitchen facilities and bar. (Passionate home brewers!!) 10-20 min to many beaches. Perfect for couples or pairs with transport.
Hobbies: Fishing, diving, farming, gardening, hunting (and drinking and eating and enjoying music of course!)
Activities: Eco-tourism farm with budget accommodation and growing food. Assisting in Lodge, meal preparation, flower or organic vegetable gardens, landscaping, cleaning horse paddocks.
Comments: Close to Hokianga harbour, views of harbour and bush. Sleep in home or caravan, eat with family, bathroom in house or camping ground.
Hobbies: Tramping wool spinning, beach. Most food home grown organic.
Activities: Not a farm. Gardening and native tree raising/planting or helping with house work or with rebuilding old kauri house.
Comments: I live alone. You will stay in the house. Beautiful beaches, bush walks. I have kayaks. Can collect from bus in Kaikohe.
Hobbies: Kayaking, fishing, bush walking and collecting seeds.
Activities: Bull beef with 600 goats for weed control, small macadamia orchard. Fence maintainence, firewood and picking nuts.
Comments: Live adjacent to Waipoa Kauri forest, near Opononi, 80 km to Kaikohe. 15 min to beach, swimming in our river.
Hobbies: Board games, cards, spinning, weaving, knitting, computers, cooking and brewing. Prefer people fluent in English or German.
Activities: Run farm activities independently, maintain and build fences. 1-3 hours work/day.
Comments: We do not live on the property, but visit to look after the property. Need an independent person intending a long term stay. Stay in farm house (converted barn), buy and prepare own food when we are not there. Car available, Kaitaia 15 km, beaches 20 min. German speakers preferred.
Hobbies: Diving, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, paragliding, hanggliding, hiking & mountainbiking.
Activities: Dairy farm and calf rearing unit. Help spraying, fencing, stock work, milking, gardening.
Comments: 2 primary school children, swimming pool, sleepout or spare room accommodation. East coast beaches 10min, West coast beaches 45 min.
Hobbies: Gardening, fishing, spending time at beach.
Activities: Beef farm on hilly country, forestry. Gardening, pruning pine trees and house chores.
Comments: Basic lifestyle. 4 bedroom home. 5 min to Kiwi and Glow worm park. 30 mins to diving, surfing beaches. 2 hrs to Cape Reinga.
Hobbies: include diving and fishing.
DD & CS
Activities: Lifestyle block: pigs, goats, chooks & beef farm. Help with stock work maintenance, gardening, timber milling, engineering ie alternative power system & some building earthworks.
Comments: No special diets followed. Stay in open plan Portacom capable of sleeping 3 persons. Can be picked up from local town 10 min, beaches 20 min. Near bushwalks & have boat for fishing trips.
Hobbies: Fishing, lifestyle farming, alternative power & energy.
Activities: Large vegetable garden and general farm upkeep. Sheep, beef cattle and chickens.
Comments: Share house and facilities. 15 km from Kaitia, 30 min East or West coast beaches, 2 mins from Kiwi and Glow-worm park. Fishing can be arranged.
Activities: Old organic picturesque mixed farmlet on the waterfront run as a sanctuary. Gardening, landscaping, repairs & maintenance, housework, pruning, tidying stone walls.
Comments: 10 km from Kerikeri by the sea. Would suit realistic, creative people with environmental and photographic interests. We appreciate non-smoking omnivores with respect for animals and wildlife. Need reasonable English level.
Activities: Sheep & beef farm. 2 horses (riding available to keen visitors), 2 working dogs and cat. Work includes stock, weed control, restoring houses, restoring furniture, gardening, painting, helping to work on the yacht, sailing the yacht etc. Flexible work ho
Comments: Kiwi/Dutch couple. 3 houses on the farm & racing yacht moored nearby. Stay in room in the house with double bed or camp in garden in summer. We have fast internet & sky television. Healthy diet of homekill & fish we catch, can cater for vegetarian. Pick up from a range of towns by arrangement. Near beaches & bush walks.
Hobbies: Yacht racing, surfing, possum and turkey control.
Activities: Beef farm. Help with moving and sorting cattle, then general farm maintenance, fencing, painting & weeds.
Comments: I am a male living alone. Stay in own room in 3 bedroom house in a nice area. Mangonui 10 min drive. Beaches & two harbours 10 min.
Hobbies: Fishing, diving & tramping.
Activities: Small farm & young avocado orchard – minimal/very seldom sprays. Cat, dogs, Kune Kune pig, hens, small useless horse, cows & sheep. Help with meals, garden, household duties, & farm/animal work.
Comments: Couple in 50s/60s with some health issues. Young adult son lives with us in house adult daughter & young baby live in our cottage. One spare bedroom with double bed available – or tenting or bunking down in lounge, marae style. Can collect/drop off in Whangarei, 15 min.
Hobbies: Walking, reading, fishing, beaches, gardening, music, skip bow, cinema & meeting people, family & friends. We like visitors to join in with family.
Activities: Sheep & beef high country station. Also accommodation and conference business. Help on the farm or in the garden.
Comments: Small children at home. Stay in own accommodation with modern facilities. Methven 50 min, we are happy to pick up from Christchurch or Methven. Many options for an outdoor person - horses, mountain bikes & kayaks can be used.
AL & IZ
Activities: Orchard work (including picking macadamia nuts May - Dec). Many chooks, geese & peackoks. Dogs not welcome.
Comments: Couple in our 40s, children left home. We offer a caravan for 4-5 people, separate kitchen or living room with free view TV, separate toilet & shower. Mainly Russian food will be offered. Nearest town Kaikohe or Kerikeri - 25 km. Near Ngawha hot mineral pools nearby & Puketi kauri forest.
Hobbies: Can speak Russian.
Activities: Self contained holiday accommodation with B & B, small flock of sheep, a cow, chickens, dog & cats. 6 acres of covenanted bush. Aim to grow as much produce as we can. Duties: cutting bush paths, wood cutting, gardening, moving & feeding animals, some he
Comments: Beautiful old villa with view to bay and Poor Knights Islands. Stay in very comfortable semi-self-contained annex. 2 older teenagers (1 soon to leave home). Good wholesome food available. Nearest town Whangarei, 25min. On site games room, near beaches, walks, mountain biking, sailing & surfing. See: kaurivillas.com.
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, travelling, flying, sailing, walking, history, sewing, developing the business & meeting people.
Activities: Farm work e.g. moving stock, feeding out, farm maintenance etc and/or housework & gardening.
Comments: Married couple with two young children. Spare double room. Close to Matakohe museum and Kaipara Harbour. Nearest town Ruawai.
Hobbies: Before having children....Outdoor activities, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, reading, music.
Activities: Housekeeping, vege garden, grounds maintenance, general farm work, race horse work if experienced. Independent person to manage household chores when we are away. Cooking for 3-5 people when we are home.
Comments: We have internet, sky, spa and sauna, cafe espresso machine plus lots more.
Hobbies: Farming, nature, travel, cars and trucks, horses.
Activities: Sheep & beef. Help on farm, in garden, developing property, fencing, planting shelter plus normal farm jobs.
Comments: Hilltop house with view of beach & Stewart Island. 2 girls at boarding school during the week, son home schooled. Farm run sustainably as possible, use many biological practices. Curio Bay with famous dolphins 15 min. Buses pass close by or pick up from Invercargill or Gore. Near nice tramps.
Hobbies: Kids, biking, gardening & hunting.
Activities: Hobby farm holiday home. General maintenance duties; painting, maintaining the garden, weeding along with helping replant our creek edges with native plants. We are there weekends but helpers live/work unsupervised weekdays.
Comments: Need own transport and independent. Stay in own bedrooms. Expected to provide own food when staying on your own. Surfing, snokelling & fishing a few min walk away.
JB & VB
Activities: Help with fencing, spraying, irrigation and babysitting.
Comments: We are a very friendly family with 2 preschool boys. You would have your own room. Couples welcomed. We can pick you up from Whangarei City 10 min. Great beaches, diving & walks near by.
Activities: Macadamia orchard (www.barachelorchard.com) & pack-house (own & other growers). 4 ponies, donkey, mule & 4 sheep. Help in orchard & pack-house: picking, pruning, fertilising, gardening, dehusking, cracking and sorting. Plus cleaning in pack-house & hom
Comments: Golden Oldies, kids left home. Visitors have own suite - 2 bedrooms & bathroom. Surfing, swimming & fishing at local beaches 15-30 min. Collect from Waipu 10 min; historic village - Scottish/Nova Scotian heritage.
Hobbies: Painting & working with wool, boating, animals fine art.
Activities: Large sheep & beef operation made up of a number of lease blocks plus and some showjumping and racehorses on the home farm. Help with the farming operation or horses or gardening/housework and maybe a small amount of child minding.
Comments: Couple with pre-school children. Visitor will have their own bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Nearest pick up is from either Kaiwaka or Wellsford.
Hobbies: Showjumpers, racehorses occasional day fishing.
Activities: Not a farm: small camping ground, which I operate on my own. Cleaning, gardening and lawnmowing.
Comments: Helpers stay in a cabin in the camp and provide their own food and can use the camp kitchen and BBQ for cooking. Good fishing, swimming, diving, surfing, walks. Kayaks, swimming pool and tennis court available. Whangarei 45 min. Pick up from town if needed.
Hobbies: Swimming, kayaking, walking, books, theatre.
W M & U F
Activities: Extensive vegetable and seed gardens, sell plants/seeds through different outlets. Gardening (weeding, composting and mulching, possum control, tree planting, firewood, building, plant nursery and seed cleaning).
Comments: Farm is mainly bush covered plan small community. No TV, you will share a room with other helpers who may arrive. Ring 1 week ahead for pick-up arrangements. * need sufficient English to understand instructions. Practical year or internships possible.
Activities: Beef farm with a few sheep. Varied work including shifting stock, farm maintenance, painting outbuildings, pruning trees, gardening, cutting firewood & general farm work. Experience our NZ rural family life, and learn some new skills.
Comments: Christian family very involved with our adult children and grandchildren. Enjoy involving visitors with our family and tours of our city and the local sights. Will collect from Whangarei bus station (8 km), Kamo shops 2 km.
Hobbies: Classic cars, gardening, art painting, helping our children in and around their homes.
Activities: Horses. Help with general farm activities plus working with horses, building, milling timber, gardening.
Comments: Stay in our home and help in building a separate cabin for future home stay situations as well as our house extension.
Married couple with two small children and live in a smallish house. 10 min from walks, beaches, good fishing & 20 min from town.
Hobbies: Horses, fixing things, pottery, forge work.
Activities: Commercial orchard/greenhouses & lifestyle farm – sheep/cattle. Gardening, fencing, weed control & general maintenance.
Comments: I am a male living alone. Nice private room, own bathroom in 5 bedroom house. Have chicken, cats and dog. 5 min to Whangarei.
Hobbies: Golf, cooking, soccer and beach.
Activities: Semi alternative, permaculture principles. Calf rearing, gardening, orchard work. Fencing, bee keeping, firewood.
Comments: Lovely small block, near great beach and river estuaries. Own room in house with woman, or caravan accomadation. Adult daughter lives in seperate accomadation. Good healthy food provided. Can pick up from Whangarei 25 km. Internet available.
Hobbies: Horseriding, kayaking, surfing, fishing, music, bushwalks, filmmaking, photography.
Activities: 100 acre lifestyle sheep & beef farm (lambing starts mid July), plus chickens & free range turkeys. Also operate a farm-stay and meeting venue. Seasonal work or help with what is to hand. Need help with weed control, gardening, landscaping, decorating,
Comments: Stay in small cabin/sleepout with fantastic view and evening meal provided. Can pick-up from Whangarei or airport. Harmonious easygoing household, with sturdy Christian beliefs.
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