Covert Covid Creativity…

Tanya…. The first four weeks of our Rāhui (Lockdown) seem to have whizzed by.  I haven’t completed any of the practical chores on my “to-do” list, but have enjoyed the opportunities to create in unexpected ways. My computer crashed, and it took a week to get it to our Earthsong expert Grant, who fixed it […]

Covid Vibes Day 0

On Thursday 26 March 2020 Aotearoa  went into full lockdown/ rāhui as a nation to try and prevent the spread of the Covid19 Virus.  Basically, that means we must stay at home for at least the next four weeks; we are allowed to walk or cycle in our own neighbourhoods as long as we keep […]

Covid Vibes Days 1,2,3

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Covid Vibes Days 4,5,6

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Amazing Autumn Artistry..

Before the outbreak of Covid-19, we had the good fortune to engage in a range of stimulating and challenging events around Tamaki Makauraru, Kelmarna Gardens Trust put on a fundraising dinner, in the gardens, in cooperation with Forest and Ozone Cafés – a feast of fruit, vegetables and herbs picked from the gardens, prepared and […]

Charmaine’s trip  to Australia

Charmaine’s brother Jess (the youngest surviving sibling in her birth family) died peacefully in his flat in Sydney, somewhere around February 15 or 16, apparently of heart failure. Jess was Charmaine’s soulmate in many ways- a passionate reader,  a fighter for social justice, but also damaged – they were both alcoholics at the time they […]

Waitangi 2020

  Tanya, Ingrid and Kate on the Treaty education stall at Te Tii Marae It was an honour to accompany Ingrid Huygens and Kate Abel – both Treaty educators- to Waitangi this year, to help out on their stall on Te Tii Marae.  The Treaty Education stall this year launched the Joan Macdonald Trust Fund, established […]

Pride…

  During February we have felt a growing sense of pride in Aotearoa- pride in the progress we are making to become a Treaty-based nation and in our growing capacity for diversity -the ability to welcome and include people of different ethnicities, cultures, religions and genders.  We’ve enjoyed the rainbow colours of Skytower, and of […]