Empowered!

The Vagra is a powerful symbol in the Buddhist world as the diamond thunderbolt of wisdom that cuts through ignorance in a flash of light – The Vagra handles of the newly installed power station at Ngahere Hou represent a great way to open the doors to our new solar power I think! Our place… Continue reading Empowered!

We’ve got plans!

Our house plans have gone to Council and now we wait to get started on the build! Hugh Tennent is our architect and he’s done a brilliant job in bringing our dream to realisation. Our vision to live lightly on our beautiful land, in a small but spacious and sustainably off the grid home looks… Continue reading We’ve got plans!

“Trees for Travel” – Carbon Offset scheme

“TREES FOR TRAVEL” IS MY DIAMOND APPROACH RETREAT GROUP’s WAY OF MITIGATING THE EFFECTS ON THE PLANET OF OUR TRAVEL TO RETREAT. We’ve set up this scheme to plant trees to offset our CO2 emissions. A trust fund has been established to receive donations and from our recent retreat enough was deposited to plant around 500… Continue reading “Trees for Travel” – Carbon Offset scheme

The loss of Democracy in New Zealand

A great article by New Zealander of the Year Dame Anne Salmond in the Herald about the steady erosion of democracy in New Zealand under the Neo-Liberal thinking that has got a stranglehold on Western thinking… ” In the 1980s, neo-liberal doctrines were introduced in a number of countries. As the unfettered pursuit of profit… Continue reading The loss of Democracy in New Zealand