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SELECTED REGION: Auckland, North Island
Orewa, Albany, Pukekohe
Albany S&P W
Activities: Horses & Alpaca farm. Helping in any area you feel is your speciality. Some gardening and housework may be included.
Comments: Professional Christian couple, you are welcome from any nation. Visitors have own room & bathroom plus internet access. We have a large TV in the lounge. A peaceful location close to Auckland & Orewa 2 km from bus route. Alpacas and horses to ride for pleasure.
Hobbies: Outside during the day, computer focused during evenings.
Albany J&P D
Activities: Small hobby farm: cattle, fruit growing & garden. Help year around on the farm and home weeding, tree trimming, lawn mowing, firewood cutting, etc. Fruit picking in season (May-June).
Comments: Couple in large house, you will have private room and bathroom. Shops 10 min, Auckland 45min. Not on bus route but could pick up from bus in Albany.
Hobbies: Fishing, diving, playing bridge & travel.
Albany M D
Activities: Miniature Horse. Help includes feeding and grooming horses, mucking out paddocks, pens and stables, preparing for shows and grooming at shows. May be the chance for some in-hand showing & foaling depending on the level of experience. 3-4 hr/day, more w
Comments: No public transport so you would need your own transport or be prepared to go out when we can provide transport. We are relatively close to a number of beaches, regional parks, restaurants, shops etc. In exchange for the help full board would be provided including accommodation, meals, laundry and wireless internet access. Shows are in and out of Auckland so you would get a chance to see around a bit with us.
Auckland MV
Activities: Wood chopping, tree and hedge trimming, gardening, dismantling old wooden-framed glasshouses.
Comments: I have a lifestyle block which is partly occupied by a horticultural (flower-growing) business. I often need help around the farmlet with some of the above chores. I have chickens and kune kune pigs plus a wee fox terrier (Toby). My children are all grown and left home so I have spare bedrooms for you to use but you may have to share a bathroom. I can pick you up from a bus or train station and Im only 20 minutes from Auckland city. I have a swimming pool (inside a glasshouse) that you can enjoy and a spa pool to sooth aching muscles!
Hobbies: I enjoy projects around the property, gardening, socialising and craft projects.
Clevedon C&R D
Activities: Carole & Ron Davis 50 Pioneer Road, Clevedon RD2 Papakura 2582 Star Rating Phone/fax: 09 282 8928 Advance Horse stud work & handling young horses; prefer competent rider. General farm work - nurse cows, a few sheep. Gardening, housework etc.
Comments: Couple with no children. Have own bedroom. Papakura 15 min, Auckland CBD 40 min bus or train. We can transport to Papakura to catch bus or train but own transport would be helpful. Wireless internet connection if required.
Hobbies: Gardening, dressage, computing, photography, classical music, piano available if competent pianist.
Coatesville H&J E
Activities: Hobby farm. Plant trees and vegetables, mow lawns, tend to pet hens and pet sheep, tidy garden areas, make compost, help with house chores, pull out baby gorse, thistles and manuka from paddocks.
Comments: Middle-aged fit couple, daughter's family live on property.
Hobbies: Working on the property, taking dog to various local beaches, campervan travel, music and books.
Glen Murray B M
Activities: Dry stock family farm, plenty of room to move and lots of varying terrain. Help with fencing, weed control, pest control, horse work, tree work, trail breaking in bush, building, repairs & maintenance. All as required. Near many local attractions.
Comments: Stay in comfortable rustic cabin with cooking and washing facilities. Diet consists of meat, vegetables and dairy products. Can pick up from local bus stop.
Hobbies: Horse riding, hunting, fishing, camping, tennis, netball, touch rugby, dancing & socialising.
Greenlane A&R S
Activities: Not a farm, big house & garden. Help with fencing, garden, weeding, painting, carpentry & jobs in/around house. Require self managed, responsible reliable helper for flexible hours/days.
Comments: Professional couple with 2 teenagers. We love travelling and meeting other travellers. Stay in separate visitors room with lounge/kitchenete and bathroom shared our long term Kiwi /French professional paying guests. Central to city/public transport /shops, easy walk to Newmarket, supermarket 4 min walk away. Brief walk to Cornwall park. Free bikes available. Day trip to Waiheke Island or Rangitoto possible.
Hunua D&A W
Activities: We keep sheep, beef and horse. Help with general work.
Comments: We have a teenage daughter. Anthony, works in Auckland so daily travel to/from the city is available. Closest town is Papakura. Hunua Falls and walking trail near by. Visitors have own room with Sky TV.
Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, sewing, baking, cooking & horse riding.
Karaka D&L J
Activities: General farm work (including helping with cattle), helping in the garden, and in the house.
Comments: No children at home in an attractive rural area on the outskirts of Auckland. Stay in own room and bathroom (unless other visitors are staying). Can collect from Papakura or Auckland airport.
Hobbies: Showing our cattle, gardening, planting trees, music & NZ history.
Kaukapakapa BO & CH
Activities: Sheep & beef. Housework, house keeping, gardening, caring for dogs/cats/chickens, firewood, fencing, maintain water supply, stock work & recording - farm chores dependent on your skills.
Comments: Own bedroom with shared bathroom. Plenty of parking, 15 min to beaches (east & west coast), beautiful parks, & thermal pools. Central Auckland 30 min, nearest local village is 2km & has a cafe & fuel station with limited groceries, Orewa 10 minutes drive. Not on public transport route.
Hobbies: Nearby: kayaking, cycling, walking, movie theatre, shopping, sports clubs.
Manurewa KW
Activities: Horse and cattle grazing. Help with animal care and general farm work.
Comments: Own room. Transport can be arranged. Auckland City 25 min & airport 15min.
Hobbies: Riding, Motorx, clay bird shooting, travel.
Massey M V
Activities: Lifestyle block with an old flower nursery, 2 kunekune pigs & 20 laying hens. General property maintenance ie: mowing, pruning trees and shrubs, hedge-trimming, chopping firewood and keeping areas of the property/garden tidy. Help dismantle an old glassho
Comments: You will have your own room or twin share if you come with a friend. Pushbike at your disposal and can collect you from a bus-stop when you arrive/depart.
Hobbies: Gardening, tramping and craft activities ie: mosaics, tapestry, knitting.
Matakana G C
Activities: Beef stock, helping with a bit of hay, moving stock and helping to raise calves.
Comments: One 35yo male at home, at work during the day. Will have own room. Can pick up from Warkworth.
Hobbies: Bit of surfing, fishing.
Orewa J&C M
Activities: Reserve - regeneration of native bush, track maintenance, housework, gardens and weed control.
Comments: 3 adult children who visit regularly. You stay in cottage near house. 2 min walk to beach. No smoking. Set in native bush and pines, we are removing pine trees to let native forest re grow.
Hobbies: Skiing, surfing, reading and music.
Papakura V&D D
Activities: Hobby farm with free-range animals including: cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, horses, cats & dogs. Help with fencing, weed control, stock management & pasture care. Help also required in the house & garden. Regular night shooting to control pests (possums).
Comments: Own double room with shared adults-only bathroom in our large family home. Large family so tolerance for children is a must. Near Hunua Ranges, walking tracks & mountain biking. No public transport so need own transport.
Hobbies: Horse riding, reading & movies.
Papakura C&G W
Activities: Cattle and sheep farm with horses for polo, show jumping and general riding. Planting, horses, farm work, fencing, gardening.
Comments: Comfortable room of your own. Auckland City 40 min. Close to many cafes, country markets, polo, many equestrian events, beaches and scenic parks. Easy to drop to bus and train routes, 10 min.
Pokeno D&R W
Activities: Small family farm. Various jobs depending on the season, ie painting, farm jobs and helping around house and garden.
Comments: Nearest town Pokeno. Public transport to Auckland 40 min. 3 children in family.
Hobbies: Tennis, swimming and native bush.
Pokeno AW & JK
Activities: 2 small vineyards. Help with vine training, pruning, harvesting & occasional winemaking. NO WEEDING, GUARANTEED!
Comments: Self-contained, private accommodation with great views. Fine international cuisine, including home baked bread and great pizza. Pick-up from the bus Bombay or Mangatawhiri. 40 min south of Auckland, 30 min from beaches, waterfalls and bushwalks. Have frisbee golf course in extensive gardens.
Hobbies: Tennis, golf, frisbee golf, beach and forest, conservation and fun!
Pollock C H
Activities: Young cattle bred for beef. Main tasks include weed maintenance, gorse clearing fencing and general farm maintenance. Childcare, house work and cooking could be an option if you're not keen on outside work.
Comments: We have 3 preschool boys. We offer a relaxing lifestyle which includes kayaking out to the Manukau harbour, setting the kontiki out on the west coast or taking a stroll on our character lifestyle block Visitors will have their own fully self contained unit separate from the main house with TV and WiFi (depending on the wind).
Hobbies: Hanging out with our family.
Pukekohe V&C W
Activities: Macadamia nut growing and processing (400 trees). Nut harvesting and dehusking Sept Oct., other farm work, generally relatively light, is on-going. Garden always in need. Restoration of a 1936 Alvis car. 3 kunekune pigs, and 4 piglets, 3 sheep & Bantam h
Comments: Very relaxed atmosphere, we prefer people who have at least 5 years life experience since leaving school. We are "Puppy Walkers" for the Blind Foundation and to date have had one a successful Guide Dog. We are retired health professionals and enjoy lots of good conversation at the dinner table! Bombay and Pukekohe within walking distance for energetic walkers, otherwise, own transport is an advantage, easy access to Auckland exists via trains from Pukekohe.
Rangiora R&S M
Activities: Paeony export flower business. Large garden needs attention. Paeony season Mid Oct Mid Dec: disbudding, general help with picking and packing. Rest of the year other farm related jobs to be done.
Comments: Our two adult children live off site but call in on a daily to assist. Stay in a loft next to the main house with kitchenette and bathroom downstairs and a large living space upstairs. Closest town is Oxford with cafes and bush walks, can pickup and drop off. We have an indoor pool so lots of swimming!
Hobbies: Jet boating, flying, horses and swimming happy for you to become involved.
Tuakau T&M G
Activities: Hill country farm: 1000 sheep, 200 cattle - plus chickens, a pig, alpacas, horse. Work will be any of; gardening, helping with sheep work, cooking, house work, painting, lawn mowing, pool cleaning.
Comments: Beautiful limestone hills, no children in a large house so guests will have their own room. Laura is away 3-4 days/week for work so 2 visitors at a time preferred. A self contained cottage is also available. West coast 35 min, surfing, fishing etc. Auckland & Raglan, 1 hr. Pokeno/Tuakau/Pukekohe 30 min.
Hobbies: Surfing, woodwork, music, art.
Waiau Pa I&G A
Activities: Lifestyle block: beef cows, chickens & friendly dog; reasonable size garden & newly established orchard. Help with gardening, splitting firewood, cleaning up outside shed & housework. Board & accommodation in exchange for 4-5 hr/day.
Comments: One teenage son at home. Quiet rural setting, nearest town Papakura 15 min. Own transport an advantage, but not necessary, trains/buses Papakura to Auckland will drop off and pick up when possible. Stay in own comfortable room, be treated as part of the family. No smoking. Excessive alcohol consumption not tolerated.
Hobbies: Patchwork quilting, variety of crafts, boating, fishing, travel & meeting people.
Waitakere B&A C
Activities: Small farm. Raising cattle, chickens, orchard, fencing, building, large vegetable garden, large planted areas.
Comments: We live on a small farm in rural West Auckland. We are close to schools, shops, bus and rail but more importantly, space, peace and quiet, beaches, walking tracks, streams and lakes.
Hobbies: We enjoy shooting, hunting, fishing, cooking, good conversation, a few wines, fitness and fun.
Waitoki J&L C
Activities: Small farm with sheep, chickens and a native plant nursery. Help with sheep including lambing, fencing, garden including small orchard, house [inside & out] maintenance and pest control.
Comments: Father & adult daughter. Stay in caravan [good condition with power] access to swimming pool. Dairy Flat 8km, Helensville or Silverdale 12km.
Hobbies: Lisa; craft particularly with wool, herbs, bush & botany especially NZ natives, dogs & training. John; cars and motor bikes, fixing small motors, writing family history, renewable energy.
Waiuku J&S P
Activities: Hobby farm. Help with gardening, feeding animals, clearing areas, easy building/fencing, tidying & general maintenance.
Comments: We have 3 young children from pre-school age. You will have your own sleepout. Close to Manukau Harbour and the Westcoast beaches. Waiuku township 10km, Auckland 1hr drive. Can pick you up from Bombay (buses) or Pukekohe/Papakura train. We have both travelled extensively overseas in our younger days.
Hobbies: Sport, community involvement, socialising with friends & family.
Warkworth S&V T
Activities: Farmstay business. Need to be good with children, animals & customer service with sense of humour & adventure. Preference for those with drivers licence (international or NZ) & first aid certificate. Balance fun with work.
Comments: Provide bedroom, linen, Wifi, food & potentially sight-seeing for those interested. Can pick up from Warkworth bus stop. Auckland city 45 min. Car can be supplied - you may be required to take guests on local sight seeing trips to beaches, thermal pools, horse treks etc. If you want a holiday instead of work, backpacker rate of $15-30 pp per night (seasonal).
Warkworth C&D B
Activities: Horses, sheep & cattle. Work with sheep, cattle & rearing calves. A variety of work including horses, riding & stables etc
Comments: Vegetarians not catered for. Own room. One adult child living in house at present Can pick up from Warkworth. Old house.
Hobbies: Horse riding hunting and show jumping in season.
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