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SELECTED REGION: Northland, North Island
Whangarei, Kaitaia, Dargaville, Bay of Islands
Ahipara L V
Activities: Horse trekking: Horse experience preferred, includes but not limited to: grooming, training, feeding out & helping guide beach treks. Beekeeping: general duties, no experience necessary but will be working around bees. May get occasional sting & may be p
Comments: Couple with 2 preteen children at home. Near the beach. No set hours, 5 hr work/day.
Awanui G&V W
Activities: Beef & sheep farm, large vege garden, mowing lawns, weed control, painting, fencing and farm maintenance.
Comments: 3 teenaged 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.
Dargaville M W
Activities: Not a farm. Easy cleaning of house & BIG gallery. Light work inside and out painting the house and gallery. Small garden weeding, digging and planting. Assist with art and gallery projects as required.
Comments: Stay in my cottage in Dargaville township 200 meters to shops, on river front. 2 comfy single beds. Close to Kauri forest, NZ longest driveable beach, horses, golf, white sand beaches at Lakes. Learn how to make stained glass, mosaics, and hand pulled prints while here. I am a Christian lady. NO drugs or drunks, NZ Drivers Licence or Passport ID.
Dargaville A B
Activities: Dairy Farm milking 200 cows twice a day. Help with fencing, grass management, stock shifting, feeding out, rearing calves.
Comments: Middle-aged 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 classic cars.
Hikurangi C&D L
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, hr to Bay of Islands. Pick up from Hikurangi (10 min).
Hobbies: Horse riding, motor racing, motor bike riding, soccer and beaches.
Hikurangi T A
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!)
Hikurangi M&M W
Activities: Help around the house, veggie gardens & small farm. Skills most needed: childcare, cooking, cleaning, gardening & outdoor practical skills. No fixed hours but we expect you to get your hands dirty & pull your weight. The more effort you put in, the more y
Comments: NON SMOKERS only. Couple from UK & China with 2 preschool children. Please mention any special food requirements/intolerants when you apply. Bring a sun hat, strong outdoor footwear, old clothes & a sense of humour. Private peaceful property surrounded by native bush & birdsong, no immediate neighbours. Whangarei & Bay of Islands 35 min. Kawakawa is our closet small town. Near historical site and giant native Puriri. Will pick you up from bus drop off at road end. Plenty of space for campervans or tents.
Hobbies: Trips to town, beach, sailing & fishing.
Hikurangi K&C L
Activities: Beef farm. Help with general farm maintenance e.g. fence repairs, limbing trees etc. Many other activities depending on season.
Comments: Visitors have own separate accommodation. Meals mainly of home grown meat & veg. Colleen works in Whangarei 4 days/week as a registered medical herbalist and naturopath. Close to beautiful beaches & native bush.
Hobbies: Follow many sports, overseas travel & enjoy hearing others experiences.
Hokianga Harbour N&L K
Activities: Activities: Eco-tourism farm plus budget accommodation and growing our own food. Help in Lodge, meal preparation, flower or vege gardens, landscaping, fencing and fire wood gathering. We now are breeding Guernsey cattle and Wiltshire sheep.
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.
Invercargill J S
Activities: Weed control, exercising horses.
Comments: Bluff 10 km, Invercargill 23 km.
Hobbies: Fishing, horse riding.
Kaeo P&K Q
Activities: Sustainable Forestry. Management of young regenerating continuous-cover native forest, house cow, free-range chickens & few sheep, home vegetable gardening. Help with scrub-cutting, tree-pruning, thinning, firewood, help in the garden, fence building, so
Comments: Paul is a professional landscape architect who works from home. Katharina manages the family and farm. Two children. Near Kaeo (on State Highway 10), just North of Kerikeri. Stay in semi-detached sleep-out. We are all fluent in speaking German.
Hobbies: Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, music, arts, camping and good conversation.
Kaikohe R L
Activities: Vineyard and winery. Seasonal activities: May-Jul, trimming & pruning. Aug-Sep vine & trellis maintenance. Oct-Feb leaf plucking, bud rubbing, vine maintenance, thinning. Mar-Apr picking. Most tasks outside, wet weather tasks machinery & winery maintenanc
Comments: Suit a couple, own room with ensuite. Share a house with the owner couple, no children. Relaxed atmosphere. Hokianga, Kerikeri & Paihia 20min. Local hot pools. Forest walks. We can collect from local bus stops.
Kaikohe SM & RS
Activities: Not a farm. Gardening and native tree raising/planting or helping with house work or with rebuilding old kauri house.
Comments: Mother & adult son. You will stay in the house. Organic gardening practise. Beautiful beaches, bush walks. I have kayaks. Can collect from bus in Kaikohe.
Hobbies: Gardening, kayaking, fishing, bush walking, collecting seeds & Maori culture.
Kaitaia G&K P
Activities: Dairy farm and calf rearing unit. Help spraying, fencing, stock work, milking, gardening.
Comments: 2 teenage children, swimming pool, sleepout or spare room accommodation. East coast beaches 10min, West coast beaches 45 min.
Hobbies: Gardening, fishing, spending time at beach.
Kaitaia 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.
Kaitaia H&A T
Activities: Bees, beef, milking, calf rearing. 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. Can pick up from Kaitaia 20 min - we visit every couple days. Stay in a room in bunk house 50m, meals with the family. * longer stays negotiable if you fit in.
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, horse riding.
Kaiwaka LW & CM
Activities: Help with weeding, planting, releasing, mulching, pruning, harvesting, cultivation, mowing (ride on).
Comments: Young couple in our mid 50's, with grown up children in their 20's. We welcome all cultures. Separate accommodation in historic stone cottage & chalet, very comfy. Near fishing, tramping, swimming, cycling & surfing. Nearest town for pickup is Kaiwaka, 10 min.
Hobbies: Travel.
Kawakawa K&J M
Activities: Dairy farm (124 cows, various young stock and 3 beehives). Main help with milking, calf rearing, fencing, weed control and clearing of rubbish (newly purchased run down farm).
Comments: 1-2 adults live here with 3 cats, 2 Labradors, rainbow lorikeet and 1 sheep, Visitors will have their own bedroom. Keri Keri & Paihia 20 min, Kawakawa 5 min, can pick up visitors from bus stops if required.
Hobbies: Farm and animals. Cheese making when time permits.
Kerikeri EM
Activities: 55 Friesian dairy cross cows. Help milking cows Jul-May, rear calves Jul Oct, stock movement, spraying weeds, general repairs & maintenance, tractor and or bike operation. Household chores - light cleaning, gardening plus cooking and child minding if co
Comments: Couple with 2 preschool children and two dogs. We love good food and always have a stocked cupboard/fridge. We have a very nice half round hay barn house. Own room and bathroom with phone and internet connection. Can pick up anywhere close by. Kerikeri 5km and Paihia/ Waitangi 15min.
Hobbies: Fishing, camping, beach trips, sightseeing/exploring, movies, music, playing with our kids (swim, music & play groups).
Kerikeri P B
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.
Kerikeri B&R D
Activities: Poll Dorset sheep stud plus farm beef. Help with moving, drafting, drenching, vaccinating, shearing, docking feeding out etc. Also weed control, tractor driving (if skilled) fire wood, fencing and general gardening.
Comments: Grown up children have left home. Clean & tidy house, stay in your own room. Can collect from the bus at nearby Kerikeri or Paihia. Near many tourist activities in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
Kerikeri A&M H
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.
Mangonui L J
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.
Matamata G&S B
Activities: Sheep and deer farm, being developed into a wedding venue. planting trees, landscaping, painting the deer shed, fencing, weeding etc.
Comments: Husband and wife and 3 preschoolers. Separate self-contained accommodation on farm, join us for meals. Set on a ridgeline with beautiful views over lake Tarawera to the Mount Tarawera beyond. Rotorua 15 min with all the activities the region offers.
Maungakaramea B&J B
Activities: Avocado orchard with a few free range chooks - fertilizer and sell the eggs. Main job is picking 3-4 times/year and only lasts a couple of days. Also help feeding chooks, collecting eggs, tree pruning, grass cutting (ride on mower), some house work cleani
Comments: Stay in comfortable modern two bedroom home with two bathrooms and one cat. Owners in late 50s, no children. Can pick up from bus in nearest town Whangarei. Near many beaches.
Hobbies: Fishing, beach, skiing, cafes and reading.
Maungatapere S&I H
Activities: Small farm & young avocado orchard minimal/very seldom sprays, dog, Kune Kune pig, hens, cows & sheep. Help with meals, garden, household duties, & farm/animal work.
Comments: Couple in 50s/60s with lots of family around. Separate cottage available at times or own room in house. Can collect/drop off in Whangarei, 15 min.
Hobbies: Walking, reading, fishing, beaches, gardening, music, skip bow, cinema & meeting people, family & friends and good conversation. We like visitors to join in with family.
Methven C&D T
Activities: Sheep & beef high country station. Also accommodation and conference business. Help on the farm or in the garden.
Comments: Fluent German speakers with 2 preteen 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.
Okaihau D&V R
Activities: Beef farm with tourist walks & attractions. Help with farm track maintenance, weed control, planting, general farm or tourism work.
Comments: Stay in own room with shower, toilet and broadband. Can collect from nearest towns Kerikeri or Kaikohe.
Peria M&P D
Activities: We are establishing orchards and gardens. We have a small flock of sheep, duck and chickens.
Comments: 2 primary aged children. We eat predominantly a vegetarian organic diet. House is built from concrete & recycled materials. You will be staying in a caravan near our house. Our property is off the beaten track includes 200 acres of native bush and 100 acres recovering from many years of grazing. Our land backs on to the Mangamuka Reserve. Taipa, Coopers Beach & Manganui 30 min drive.
Hobbies: Ukelele, doing craft & dancing.
Raetihi P&B C
Activities: Sheep, beef and deer farm with farm stay cottage. Mostly help in garden approx. 2 acres. Some help on farm, house work & farm stay.
Comments: Children have left home with one son and family on the farm. Stay in our home with own bedroom and shared bathroom, share meals. We have no special diets. Nearest town, Raetihi/Ohakune - train and bus. Mt Ruapehu 20 min (skiing), mountain biking, kayaking, tramping all around us.
Hobbies: Gardening, rugby, we have swimming pool for summer, family, cooking, cards and enjoy company.
Ruakaka AK
Activities: Lifestyle block, horses, cows, chickens, cats. Help with gardens, weeding, pruning, general maintenance and some child minding.
Comments: Couple with preschool son who have our own business. Large modern villa, huge bedroom, own bathroom, 2 lounges and huge outside deck. Nearest town is Whangarei 25min. Bream Bay 5min, Waipu & Langs Beach 15min.
Hobbies: Horse riding, motor bikes, swimming.
Tomarata N M
Activities: 800 cow dairy with 2 milking sheds. Help with farm maintenance: weeding, fencing, pruning & general cleaning etc. Milking if keen.
Comments: Stay in private, self contained 3 bedroom cottage with a fully equipped kitchen. Will provide food provisions for self catering (will cater for dietary needs), plus some home cooked meals if preferred. We have 3 young children. Can pick up from the nearest town: Wellsford. Near beaches and lakes, wineries, horse riding. * Excluding Christmas and public holiday weekends.
Hobbies: Walking, tennis, swimming.
Waikaraka 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.
Hobbies: Farming.
Waimate North G&L A
Activities: We have sheep, cattle chooks, 2 dogs and a cat. Gardening, animal care, painting, horse handling and riding if competent.
Comments: Small country cottage. Semi retired couple. I am vegetarian, husband meat eater! Own room and shared lounge. Town 40 min by car. Can pick up Kerikeri. Local mission house, hot springs & kauri forest.
Hobbies: Horse trail riding, walking. Spanish spoken.
Wellsford A&M V
Activities: Not a farm - holiday park. Help cleaning of units and facilities. 3 hours/ day, rest of the day free.
Comments: Stay in one of our cabins, use our kitchen facilities no food provided.
Hobbies: Fishing diving
Wellsford M&B W
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 primary school aged 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.
Whangarei 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.
Whangarei K&J C
Activities: Running 120 cattle with a few sheep and working dog. Varied tasks include shifting stock, farm maintenance, painting outbuildings, pruning trees, gardening, cutting firewood & general farm work. No experience needed, learn new skills, tasks not difficult.
Comments: Christian family very involved with our adult children & grandchildren. We involve visitors with family, tours of our city & the local sights, will collect from Whangarei centre - 8 km. Kamo shops 2 km from farm gate . You will enjoy the good wholesome food, and live in the family home with us.
Hobbies: Classic cars, gardening, art, music , hospitality , helping our children in and around their homes.
Whangarei Heads E&A D
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 - Sabbath keepers = down tools sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.
Whitianga RL
Activities: Dairy farm. Help milk cows, help tidy around farm and home.
Comments: Live in with sharemilker in own room in tidy 3 bedroom house. Close to Whitianga, Cooks Beach etc.
Hobbies: Fishing & tramping.
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