Kumanu September 2022

[link to pdf] [link to Google Doc] Kia ora e te whānau, springtime greetings to you all! Sending out acknowledgements to you near and far at this changeable time – time of wind, frost, heat and early growth – as the first shoots of sleeping plants begin to show themselves through the crust of winter! We trust you are keeping …

Kumanu August 2022

download pdf here and full text below. Kia ora koutou, late wintery greetings to you all. Here is a little update about goings on at the Centre from your faithful Trustees – Cashy Yates, Tim Leyland, Dave Pooch, Elli Yates, Simon Jones and Dan Burgess-Milne. We would like to begin by acknowledging the many dedicated hearts, minds and hands that …

Kumanu May 2022

[download Kumanu May 2022 pdf] Kumanu May 2022 On Tuesday the 24th of May I joined the Wangapeka Trust board meeting, half an hour after it had begun, so there are some gaps from the beginning of the meeting. Kumanu is an informal sharing of the process, decisions and challenges the board are facing. It is not intended as ratified …

Kumanu Updates

Kumanu is an informal sharing of the process, decisions and challenges the Board of Trustees (BOT) are facing. It is not intended as ratified minutes from the meeting, rather it is what is currently being explored. We hope this report will facilitate timely dialogue, appreciation, understanding, and greater participation from the community, to support the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, …

Kumanu Autumn 2022

KUMANU, MARCH/APRIL 2022 [download pdf] Tēnā koutou, greetings to the Wangapeka sangha far and wide from your faithful Board members – Shelley, Tim, Cashy, Dan, Elli and Dave. We trust this Kumanu Report finds you well, and that you have support systems in place to help you manage at home around Covid19. The word ‘kumanu,’ as defined by the Māori …

Kumanu February 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 the continued presence of Covid19 showing up in our national …

Kumanu January 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 us. Thanks BoT for being such a supportive team, and gratitude …

Kumanu December 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 the Centre humming through the next few months. With …

Kumanu September 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. Here’s what the Board members and Caretakers covered, Zooming in from …

Kumanu Wangapeka June 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 foster volunteer opportunities: Through hands on practical work …