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JULY 2020

Name: Sheryn Dean


WORK SOUGHT: Farm sitting, calf raising or short term temporary work.
Available from August 2020

Relevant Experience: I have a lifetime experience farming and have had my own organic block for 20 years. I have exensive knowledge in:
1.) Productive trees. This started with fruit and nut trees, but has extended to include fodder and shelter.
2.) Animal husbandry. I have bred and raised pigs, poultry, sheep and cows for years. Have hand milked house cows, raised calves on foster cows and milk and worked with a variety of heritage breeds. So generally done all the varied tasks that go with farming.
3.) Regenerative pasture. Have played with diversity, multi-level fodder, progessive and rotating pasture species, but still much more to learn!
I am 51, female, currently between properties so looking to have a bit of fun and learn something new and I come with a (well-trained poultry- and cat-friendly) Border Terrier dog.
Responsible, have common sense, and versatile.

JULY 2020

Name: Mayme Oliver


I am a shepherd with a good range of skills. I want to study at Lincoln for Msc and so I am looking for accommodation on a farm/in a rural setting.

Happy to exchange rent for farm work OR pay rent and be there to help on farm as required.

I have a small team of dogs (3) which I intend to keep for mustering and dog trialling. I am hoping that there might be someone with a spare cottage who needs help on farm from time to time and this might suit them perfectly.

MARCH 2020

Name: Katrina Thoma-Koch and Hernan Rios Vergara


My partner and I are hard workers, love the outdoors, and can improvise when necessary. We are fit, and like a challenge. We have good organisational skills, take pride in our work, have an eye for detail and take ownership of our responsibilities. We are always looking at ways to improve what we do, and are open to receive feedback.

I grew up in Golden Bay on a small scale beef farm which later branched out to organic horticulture and sheep. I was involved from the beginning with everything including tree-planting, fencing, spraying, orchard work and organic vegetable production and sales. I also introduced and managed a flock of Wiltshire sheep which have fitted well into the rotation.

My partner, Hernan, and I met in Chile while I was studying Development Studies and he was Studying Social Anthropology. After finishing those studies, he came to New Zealand where he has been now for 10 years. Following a tourism and mountaineering work-history in Chile, he has been working in various agricultural and farm jobs in New Zealand, including shearing and chainsaw work. We have two children, Antu, 1.5 years old, and Emilia, 5.5 years old, and are now ready to find a long-term position to get stuck into as a family. We are drug free and non-smokers. My passion is in organic agriculture, but we are looking for a starting point as a family, and would consider any job including station cook, gardener/grounds person.

Thank you for your consideration, feel free to request our C.Vs for more work experience and skills, or contact me for a chat.

Your sincerely,

Katrina and Hernan