You are welcome to visit, to meet with the pioneer settlers and to get a feel for the land and the environment.
The settlers process requires that you come to one of our regular hui where we host a small group of interested people, eat, and share our stories, vision, walk the land and socialise. They are a good place to get the essence of our vision and culture. The content, dates and timetables for the hui are posted below.
Upcoming Hui Dates
9-11 of November 2018
1-3 of March 2019
It is important that you register your involvement so we can plan for your visit. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as availability is limited.
You are welcome to camp in the village Friday night and Saturday night, and other nights by arrangement. If you rather not stay in a tent, we have basic caravans available for $20 a night, talk to us about availability. We can also help you find accommodation in Wairoa if required.
We believe that food is a major part of self reliance and health, our’s the the environment’s (as they are one and the same)
We provide food as described in the schedule below, all the food prepared and served during the hui is local and nutrient dense based on traditional principles, this is:
- traditional fats and oils. (example: butter. lard,…)
- long soaked and/ or sprouted/ and or fermented all seeds, grains and nuts. (example:flax seed, whole barley,…)
- high levels of calcium, other minerals and fat soluble vitamins. (example: soups based on bone broths…)
- fermented foods with every meal. (example: yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut…)
- raw animal food daily. (example: raw milk, raw cheese…)
- our own meat and eggs from the village. (example: roast lamb, sausages, frittata…)
- no refined or denatured foods.
- equal amounts of omega 3 and 6.
As food is important to us, we understand it might be important to you as well, we make an effort to cater for other food requirements, if the menu described above might be of an issue for you, please let us know as early as possible. As well feel free to bring with you anything else you might require.
Kotare Village Full Weekend Hui:
16:00 – Arrival – A bit of time to get organised and put up a tent.
17:00 – Introduction – Meet everyone: This is a space for us all to share a bit about ourselves.
18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Quick walk – see where you are (home block)
08:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – Go for a walk up to the Hill Block – An opportunity to visit our spring, explore a bit of the hill block, and get a perspective of the village from above.
10:30 – Vision – An open discussion and sharing about vision for the village.
11:30 – Walk in Maple Cluster – visit sections and owners, this will include talking about transition phase, daily routines, community involvement, generic house design and more.
12:30 – Lunch
13:30- Relax, Walk, Meet – Some time off.
14:30 – Nitty gritty: legal structures – current structure, current proposed changes and process.
15:30 – Walk in Blackwood Cluster
16:30 – Nitty gritty: financial – current financials, capital expenditure priority list.
18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Music – Share some good songs and spirit, bring your instruments with you..
07:00 – Private Meetings – This time is set aside for those interested to have a private talk with the trustees, by quarter hour appointments.
08:00 – Breakfast
08:30 – Pack up time / Continue private appointments – time available to pack up tents, etc.
09:30 – 12:00 – Working Bee – This will be a task in the community that needs doing. Its always great to go out and do some work along side the community members, and a great chance to ask lots of questions while meeting a range of people.
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – Closing Circle
Hui ends here