Canterbury - Landscape Company
Kathriene has been hosting with RENZ for over 12 years. She usually takes between 2-10 trainees over a 12 month period, and has purpose-built accommodation for housing trainees.
Anyone willing to open their lives to new and interesting people would do well as a RENZ host. Having young enthusiastic people around that share their cultures and ways has been very pleasant.
We have had many trainees over the years. We usually take on anything from 2 to 10 trainees over a 12-month period.
We expect our trainees to come with a good attitude and willingness to share their knowledge and to learn from our staff. We hope they are adventurous and want to make the most of their time in New Zealand by doing weekend excursions and leaving town to explore over the holidays and long weekends.
We have definitely developed lasting relationships through the RENZ program – we keep in touch with many young adults (some now with their own businesses and families). We have had a number of trainees return to New Zealand to visit us, and we have also visited a number of people in their own countries.
We have always loved hosting internationals regardless of their nationality- we enjoy the diversity in our working team.
RENZ has been a gateway for international friendships with our local staff, and brings an awareness of different cultures and how we can be different but also similar.