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What if I have a mental or physical health condition?

2022-04-04T12:46:38+12:00August 10th, 2020|

Farm life is already challenging without having medical conditions. From years of experience we have found those who are not physically and mentally stable do not adapt well to farm life. In addition, farm work can be dangerous if you cannot physically or mentally get through the day with ease. Therefore, we ask that you only apply if you [...]

What if I am a vegetarian or vegan?

2022-04-04T12:46:51+12:00August 10th, 2020|

The Farm Au Pair or Groom position is suitable for Vegetarians. You are required to buy your own additional dietary foods if the family does not eat the vegetarian / vegan food that you desire, as it tends to be more expensive. E.g. almond milk, meat free protein products, coconut yoghurt, tofu etc. You must also help more in [...]

Will I get time off the farm?

2022-04-04T12:47:09+12:00August 10th, 2020|

Day to day, the majority of your time is likely to be spent at the farm and with the family giving you time to learn the culture of New Zealand. We encourage you to get away from the farm when you have the time to explore the local areas. Most farms are quite some distance from the local town [...]

Do I need a tax number?

2022-04-04T12:47:25+12:00August 10th, 2020|

Yes, you must have a tax number (IRD Number) to be able to work in New Zealand. Internex will arrange for your IRD number as part of your orientation if you do not already have one. You need a bank account and work visa to get a tax number.

Do I need a bank account?

2022-04-04T12:47:26+12:00August 10th, 2020|

Yes, you must have a New Zealand Bank account for your wages to be paid into. Internex will arrange your bank account booking as part of your orientation if you do not already have one. You need a work visa to be able to get a bank account.

How do I pay for my accommodation and meals?

2022-04-04T12:47:58+12:00August 10th, 2020|

$300.00 NZD will be deducted from your weekly wage to pay for your accommodation, meals and WIFI. This amount may fluctuate depending on minimum wage rates at the time of booking and your employment agreement will reflect this.

What are my hours and pay?

2022-04-04T12:49:38+12:00August 10th, 2020|

You will be guaranteed a minimum 20 hours work per week paid at prevailing minimum wage (which currently equates to approximately $378.00 NZD). Families may negotiate with you to work more than 20 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week. Additional hours must be negotiated in advance and payment will be according to minimum wage requirements (current [...]

How is my farm selected?

2022-04-04T12:49:50+12:00August 10th, 2020|

After you complete your online application for a Farmstay placement one of our Placement Supervisor will arrange an online Skype interview with you to discuss your application and hear any preferences or expectations you have. Following your interview your placement supervisor will be in contact with suitable farming families to determine if they would like to offer you the [...]

What types of farms can I be placed at?

2022-04-04T12:50:06+12:00August 10th, 2020|

We work with most types of farms however we primarily make placements on farms with horses, dairy farms, livestock farms or family farms where they require support with the children. Some other farms such as mixed farms, agricultural, guest and other types of animals may be available on request.

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