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Basic Solar Systems

Written by carolyn. I have actually ended up with two solar systems. One is designed for my caravan and is the one I generally use. The other solar system came with my fridge/freezer which is not yet in use, so I am looking after that battery by keeping it charged. I have found that the […]

Life in Kotare – by Michelle

Written by Michelle, What an adventure life is. Always sitting there waiting for us to wake up to the opportunity of possibilities that lie in front of us. How that translates into daily life at Kotare Village…. As a community blending of ages from 2- 75 years, we are an experienced collection of folks from varied backgrounds always […]

Kotare Kidz

Written by Kay, Kotare Kidz We have 7 children around the village now… although two of them are living in Wairoa for now….and 2 of them next door renting the only other house up this road. Elenor was our first child born to village settlers (Franzi and Taiamai) and she is now 4!!!!!, and she […]

Kotare Beans

Written by Shaked, We have been talking for a while about starting our own local currency, finally it seems like we are almost there, and final proposals are being made and edited. local currencies, local economies and communities are another case of ‘the chicken or the egg’ but one thing is sure, just like both […]

Finishing Off – Water Reticulation and Fibre Optic Infrastructure

Written by Carolyn, Finishing Off – Water Reticulation and Fibre Optic Infrastructure At last, the internet project is drawing to a close, and it only remains for the last ditches to be closed. (on this video you could see us finally doing it 🙂 Both the water supply reticulation and the internet cabling have all been laid, we did […]