July 2013


Share this video today, and here’s why… (These words are from a Greenpeace email forwarded to me)

It’s a story told by US photographer John Wathen who bore witness to the Gulf of Mexico deep sea oil disaster, and his warning for New Zealand is unforgettable.

Anyone who hears John tell his story, and sees the pain and suffering, the loss of life and livelihood, and the irreparable damage still being caused, will want to act.

They will want to do whatever they possibly can to ensure New Zealand’s oceans, wildlife and coastlines are not put at risk by deep sea       drilling.

Many of us feel like we want to leap into boats and confront the drilling rigs at sea, and that time may come, but they’re not here yet.

Right now the most effective thing we can do is keep building awareness and opposition – and we can do that by sharing this video.

Ben Metcalfe, one of the original Greenpeace crew once said: “Once you have witnessed an injustice, you cannot claim ignorance as a defence for inaction. You make an ethical choice: to act – or not.”

Share the video. People will choose to act.

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I love the walk on the DOC-managed reserve at Mahinepua, a peninsula of regenerating bush separating the gentle beaches of Te Ngaire and others looking out to the Cavalli Islands from the somewhat wilder entrance to the Whangaroa Harbour. Check out the photo of the mistletoe and the Dragon’s Wheel, an unusual rock formation on a rocky beach.

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The wilder side!

The wilder side!

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“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

Heather Slocumb, Apex Reviews

“The author’s experiments and experiences working with nature simply amaze. . . . Beyond the Search is a treasure trove for those who enjoy planting and reaping as it seems nature intended, with respect for each animal and insect as belonging on the planet and therefore deserving of honour.”

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