Our Philosophy

The reputation of New Zealand is staked upon being warm and hospitable. Look After Me Homestay Network offers the best of NZ to each other and the rest of the world.

We offer beautiful accommodation, in gorgeous places, hosted by the most genuine of people providing exceptional hospitality.

Principles and Values

Our core business is founded from an underlying principle of kindness through everyday living and linked to the core value, New Zealand Maori refer to as ‘manaakitanga’.

Values are at the heart of everything we do and trust is vital to Look After Me and transpires through each and every layer of our homestay network. From our Founder, the people we employ, our hosts, the charities we support and the systems we use - our trust in each other will build confidence. Confidence builds reputable business success and memorable experiences for our guests.

We seek to uphold the unique value of women in our community as knowledge holders, nurturers’ and home makers and to capitalise on the valuable resources of warmth and wisdom provided by our gently aging population.


To become New Zealand’s preferred homestay network and to revolutionise hospitality by connecting people through old-fashioned, genuine kiwi hospitality. Read more about the people behind the idea.


  • Attract 10 000 quality homes and quality hosts 
  • Exceed client’s expectations with our 'Client Delight' programme.
  • Share wealth among ordinary New Zealanders while providing a platform for memorable travel experiences. 
  • Establish the Charity Travel Concept where a small portion of host profits are attributed back into worthwhile causes for benefits of New Zealanders in need.







Dr Julia Charity, Founder Look After Me (foreground) with Rotorua Host, Alison Struthers