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We are a clean comfortable backpacker and family-friendly lodge under new management located in the Tongariro-Ruapehu National Park. 

We are looking for housekeepers/front desk host keen capable and outgoing with excellent spoken English to be part of a friendly professional team who care about the guest experience from the moment they step through our door

The worker must be available for a minimum of 12 weeks. A minimum of 22 hours will be available and 14 will be applied to your accommodation - based on bed in a twin shared room. So any hours worked over the 14 hours will be paid as a wage

Additional hours may be available. 

Please note you must have a Work Visa NZ bank account and IRD number to work in NZ.  

In this role you ensure that our guests feel welcome and enjoy their stay with a friendly bright attitude and professional efficiency. Duties will include but not limited to reception duties check-ins and check outs using a property management system booking local activities and tours processing emails guest queries cleaning laundry and housekeeping as required. You will also be required to prepare guest breakfasts and packed lunches.
Full training will be provided but you must have the ability to work unsupervised.

Remuneration includes bed in a twin room free activity experiences(for front desk hosts) free laundry use and free unlimited WiFi. 

You will be supplied with an employee agreement compliant to the NZ Employment Act which we will happily explain before you start. 

Please send details of your skills and experience that would meet the above requirements.

Start date: Jan 2018


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Hop work in Motueka

When looking for work in Motueka, there are a lot of options to choose from. Depending on when you arrive you can find a job in the orchards around the town center. They are plenty.

The orchards grow kiwifruit, apples, cherries, blueberries and other crops that provide work from end of winter until the late autumn months.


From the end of September until half of November I worked for Mac hops. I did mainly propagation work and some planting. Lucky for me because the spring was very wet and propagation happens inside. Which meant that during rainy days I could still work. Every day we would start at 7.30 am.  Hop stems would be cut up and dipped in a rooting hormone. Then the individual stems would be planted into individual pots and cared for in the greenhouse. Those little plants, in 2 – 3 years, would then be planted out on the field. Whenever an old plant had died or did not produce enough buds, they would get replaced.

We worked with 10 people propagating and another 15 people outside, training.

During 2 weeks, in the afternoon only, half of the team would be thinning on the farms small block of kiwifruit. This was also paid hourly. There was never a day you would be bored on the job because in one day you could expect to do 3 different things.

Mac hops is a family owned farm that has been growing hops for 2 generations now.

Owners Brent and Owen share the management of the farm. Never have I met such a hard-working duo. You often find them in the shed when you arrive at 7.30 am and they will stay late to work long after you have gone. Which is understandable since the farm has just expanded with a new plot in Mapua.

Brent and Owen grow hops for Mac’s New Zealand brewery, famous for its craft beers. One of them the Hoprocker. The biggest workloads on the farm are during the spring and late summer. In October, the hops need to be trained, which is contract work. You can expect the training period to last at least 3 weeks. I did propagation which is paid $16 per hour + %8 vacation pay. Another job is planting which is also paid hourly. Then the harvest happens around the end of March. You can expect to do different jobs since there are many other tasks on the farm. For example, weeding the glass house, potting plants and sweeping the shed. 

There is staff accommodation available. For $100 per week you get a room with a shared kitchen and bathroom. If you plan to camp, it costs only $50.

Mac hops

91 Poole street


South Island

Google maps:,+Motueka+7120/@-41.1078352,172.9972745,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d3b8729db2a0919:0xcd738be9b12e01bf!8m2!3d-41.1079444!4d173.0003805?hl=nl 

Kind regards,

Jozefien Nuyttens,
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"follow your heart but take your brain with you." Alfred Adler

by Jozefien Nuyttens
16/05/2017 9:31:33 p.m.

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