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    Wangapeka Contact List
    Mar 9, 2021
    Contacting the Wangapeka Centre and Board of Trustees There are new people offering service as caretakers, and trustees on the Wangapeka Board of Trustees. Here are the people and their email addresses so you can stay in touch: Caretakers Person Email Office Caretaker (off-site) For all general and registration enquiries and administration needs Faith Downey wangapekacentre@gmail.com; Centre Caretaker (on-site) Malu Zwier centrecaretaker.wangapeka@gmail.com Land Caretaker Hadleigh...
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    Wangapeka Books — Changes and a Lasting Legacy
    Mar 9, 2021
    It is with great appreciation that we honour the immense and pioneering work of Tarchin Hearn, Mary Jenkins and all who have been involved in Wangapeka Books. We recently received a beautiful letter marking the end of Tarchin and Mary's involvement with Wangapeka Books and invite you to read it. It...
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    Welcome Hadleigh and Malu! 
    Mar 7, 2021
    We are delighted to welcome Hadleigh and Malu onto the Wangapeka land as our new Caretakers. They have hit the ground running, starting their time with Tarchin's 2-week retreat, which included navigating a change in Covid Levels in the middle of it. Malu has stepped into the Centre Caretaker...
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    Kumanu February 2021
    Mar 7, 2021
    Kumanu : (verb) to tend carefully, foster, attend to, care for, cherish. Tēnā koutou e te whānau, welcome to another report on the busy goings-on at our beautiful study and retreat Centre. We’ve hosted retreats with Tarchin Hearn and Tessa Meeks this last month, punctuated by lockdown level changes with...
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    Kumanu January 2021
    Mar 7, 2021
    Our January BoT meeting was its usual colourful array of some of us physically present and others zooming in from around the country side. It is a joyful coming together and a pleasure to see each other’s smiling faces, with humour, goodwill and focussed attention on the matters before...
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    Experiencing the Moon 
by Sarah Baldwin
    Mar 7, 2021
    New moon. Arriving. New faces and dear friends. Settling, softening, curious, held. Footsteps on pine needles, generously supportive, familiar ground. Waxing moon. Wild weather, within and without. Pain, resistance, perseverance, diligence, allowing the support and kindness to self. Breakthrough. Sweet and whole. The shimmering colours of rainbows, a heart shaped...
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    Thank you Ramon and Fred! by Tim Leyland
    Mar 7, 2021
    The Wangapeka Board, our caretakers and the maintenance team want to express their appreciation and thanks to all those who volunteer at the Centre.
 Our thoughts are particularly focused on Fred Mackie and Ramon Lavia at this time. Fred and Ramon volunteered at the Centre from December 2020 to...
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    Notes from a Summer Land Caretaker by Paul Woodward
    Mar 7, 2021
    You have arrived. Yes I have, but how will I leave? Not an immediate question at the time of my arrival but it’s one that is always there. Coming to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre was at an interesting time for the world with Covid19 always evident in our presence even...
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    Homecoming - a life of returning to the Wangapeka by Jimi Knewstubb
    Dec 23, 2020
    This story is based on my memories, some of which are almost 25 years old so there could be a few errors here and there but the general idea should be correct. My name is Jimi Knewstubb. I’ve been going to the Wangapeka since I was born and even once...
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    Kumanu December 2020
    Dec 23, 2020
    December Kumanu report offerings By Shelley Taylor The BoT has been busy the last couple of months with: a visioning weekend in late November; farewelling Caretakers Amber and Patrick; enlisting Faith's services as our offsite office Caretaker; supporting new volunteers (Fred and Ramon) and an interim Land Caretaker (Paul) to keep...
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    Gratitude For Bodhi Seeds 2020 by Juliana
    Dec 23, 2020
    Dear friends of Wangapeka, We want to share with you this special journey that Wangapeka has been a part of. During the waning months of 2020 a group of six young adults and three slightly-less-young adults set off on a journey into the wild together. Twenty-three days as a...
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    Farewell Amber and Patrick!
    Nov 23, 2020
    Tēnā koutou, You are warmly invited to a community celebration of service on Sunday 29th November at Rabbit Island from 2-5pm. Patrick and Amber have been serving as Caretakers at the Wangapeka through a very strange year and have done a beautiful job. Here is a chance to celebrate and...
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    Offerings by Iain
    Nov 1, 2020
    With seven digital editions available, I’ve been thinking about recommendations – How do I answer the question, “Iain what should I read first? And what next?” and how does that fit with other authors. Here is my current answer. The first book to read is Natural Awakening, and the second book...
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    Kumanu September 2020
    Oct 11, 2020
    Welcome to the first Kumanu report from your new BoT. It was exciting to acknowledge in this hui the opportunity we have as a new configuration of people to review processes and make sure people’s needs are being met, as well as meeting our legal obligations as a Board....
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    Joining the Wangapeka BOT by Hadleigh Tiddy
    Oct 10, 2020
    My nomination to the Wangapeka Board of Trustees was as surprising and unexpected as an optimistic kereru crash-landing on a kōwhai. I had come to the centre as part of the team organizing the annual Hui, and my intention had been to learn more about the mysterious inner-workings of the...
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    The whakapapa of the Wangapeka Whenua- a process of discovery! by Louise Petzold
    Oct 10, 2020
    Have you ever pulled in through the gate at the Centre and deeply exhaled? An incredible feast meets the sense doors, the whenua, the land, alive with sounds, movement and smells. It always makes me smile as the whole organism seems to breathe a sigh of relief. An intrinsic part...
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    Making Wangapeka eBooks by Iain
    Oct 5, 2020
    I've been having a great time converting Tarchin's books into full digital editions that can be sold on Kindle and Kobo. So far I've completed Daily Puja, Foundations of Mindfulness, Walking in Wisdom, Breathing, and Natural Awakening. I'm hoping to have Growth & Unfolding and True Refuge completed by...
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    Wangapeka Books Introduces "Digital Editions"
    Sep 13, 2020
    Digital Editions of Tarchin Hearn’s “Daily Puja”, “Breathing”, “Walking”, and “Foundations of Mindfulness” are available on Kindle and Kobo. The Digital Editions are perfect for tablets and phones. They are beautiful - with colour photos, active footnotes, searchable text, and markup capabilities like highlighting. To find the books — use the links...
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    Service Work and Volunteer Opportunities
    Sep 3, 2020
    We have openings for a Retreat Manager, Land Manager, Kitchen/Cook Manager and a Building Maintenance Volunteer. Descriptions of each position follow. Retreat Manager and Land Manager We are looking for a Retreat Manager and Land Manager to work and serve at our beautiful and flourishing Wangapeka Retreat Centre. Both positions are paid...
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    AGM 2020 Overview and Reports
    Aug 29, 2020
    Here is the AGM overview of 2019/2020, which was presented by Dave Pooch on the day. To read the full AGM annual reports and minutes click this link. OVERVIEW by Dave Pooch In one sentence Wangapeka is in good heart and active. For the statistically minded we have held 30 retreats. They...
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    Hui Review ( Talking Together About Race And Place ) by Elli Yates
    Aug 27, 2020
    TALKING TOGETHER ABOUT RACE AND PLACE Ko Ranginui e tū nei, ko Papatūānuku e takoto nei, tēnā kōrua. E mihi ana ki te te māunga, ko Wharepapa, tēnā koe. Ki te awa, ko Wangapeka, tēnā koe. Ki ngā mana whenua o te motu, ko Ngāti Kuia koutou ko Ngāti Rārua,...
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    Hui Review by Jenny Kelso
    Aug 27, 2020
    Like most Wangapeka gatherings, it was a lovely weekend at a "home away from home" in the beautiful Wangapeka valley.  Irene and I arrived just in time for the initial circle gathering and welcome.  We were invited to share which was our favourite place at Wangapeka which was interesting. ...
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    Hui Review by Roger Wilde
    Aug 27, 2020
    Tēnā koutou e te iwi I felt privileged to be part of this special Wangapeka event. Our exploration of this profoundly important kaupapa was facilitated in a well-planned, beautiful way. The leadership and commitment of these rangatahi is heartening - ngā mihi whakaute ki a koutou! Two parts of our day...
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    In Memory of Alan Admore
    Aug 27, 2020
      by Rona Spencer and Guy Nicholls In memory of Alan Admore who died in Longwood, Southland on Monday 3rd August 2020. Alan first came to Wangapeka on a retreat with Catherine Rathbun in the ‘90s. He continued to visit the Centre and offer his keen interest, energy, practical help and creativity...
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    Wangapeka Centre - Covid 19 News - Now at Level 2 - (August 12 update)
    Aug 12, 2020
    Covid-19 WET Update 12 August Kia ora koutou, We have now moved to level 2 covid--19 response, for all of NZ except for Auckland at level 3.  The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre remains open during level two, with the Government and WET safety protocols in place. We will need to close...
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    The Wisdom of Angelic Archetypes Retreat Review
    Jul 8, 2020
    by Arielle Kauaeroa Monk Well, I don't think any of us were expecting the wisdoms that were bestowed upon us during the Angelic Archetypes retreat with Mira Riddiford at the Wangapeka in early June. But sacred wisdom we have all received, with gratitude. A neophyte retreatee, I had visions of...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka June 2020
    Jul 8, 2020
    13th June 2020 Visioning the future The BOT and caretakers met at the centre this month and started with a morning discussion to explore possibilities that could emerge in response to Covid 19 circumstances and as part of the centre’s natural evolution. Some of the ideas we touched on included ways to...