UPDATE ON MBIE MEETING - September 25, 2018

Thank you to everyone who wrote in and offered us to use their profile as part of our case study to present to MBIE. We wanted to get a clear classification of where WWOOF hosts sit within the labour laws. The reality is that WWOOF is unique and doesn’t fit perfectly within New Zealand’s existing classification but our preference is for it to be most closely aligned with the volunteer or internship models (You can read more about this in the document link below). The NZ labour inspectorate has brought a focus on businesses who use ‘volunteers’ to do work that would normally be done by an employee. This focus… Read More