Everything you need to know about WWOOFing and volunteering in NZ
For decades, New Zealand has welcomed backpackers who wish to exchange hard graft for accomodation and a decent meal twice a day. Due to a new ERA ruling which states that WWOOFing and volunteering, is in fact illegal, the board-for-wages era has come to an end.
Willing Workers On Organic Farms or WWOOFing, does sound whole lot like rural slavery involving whip-cracking task masters and a diet of tofu and carrots. However the deal is this – Usually you live with your host and are expected to join in and cooperate with the day to day activities. You work 4-6 hours a day in exchange for accommodation, food and the sharing of knowledge and skills. It has been a hugely popular way for backpackers to have an “authentic” Kiwi experience and for farmers to fill shortage gaps in the agricultural sector.
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