The Harakeke Collection

This is one of a number of copies of this archive originally established by Rene Orchiston of over 60 varieties of harakeke (flax). They are each numbered and named according to a catalogue and laid out so that they can each be accessed. This collection was established here in 2002...

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The Wetland

The Settlement does not discharge any stormwater into the public system. This is the lowest point on the southern part of the site, taking any excess stormwater from the building area.  Its potential as a wetland area is now under way.

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OVERVIEW

This is the only Intentional Quaker Community in the Southern Hemisphere, now 35 years old. It is nestled into twenty acres of sandy hill and plains on the outskirts of Whanganui, provincial city of approximately 43,000.  Sixteen households encircle the community buildings  which are also used as a conference centre...

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LET THE LIVING WATER FLOW – FEB 22-24

Our first seminar for the year is Let the Living Waters Flow 22nd – 24th February 2013 From the brochure … “In April 2012 over 850 Quakers from 51 countries gathered at Kabarak University, Kenya for the 6th World Conference of Friends. This seminar is an opportunity to share the...

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Visitors

During January we have hosted the Earlham College students (click here), as well as a number of individual visitors. In February so far we have hosted a netball team for the NZ Masters Games which runs here in Whanganui every second year.

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