Te Uru Taumatua

What a brilliant Marae!  Te Uru Taumatua near Whakatane.  Well worth the visit!  It's a Maori Meeting House of Incredible Sustainability and vision.  Brilliant!  This amazing marae welcomes visitors and enthusiastically explains the journey of transformation.  The marae is a treat to behold, and well worth the effort to go and explore.  Their journey is…

GreeNZ Health Insurance Policy

  We did it! Bought ourselves a health insurance policy - a Breville Boss Blender! Yay! I am in awe of all it can do! Nutbutters, smoothies, green smoothies, mills flour, frozen desserts - and more!   I have always wanted to make green smoothies and our old food processor just does not do the…

DIY Sunscreen

So how come our rates of skin cancer are soaring through the roof, despite the fact that we all take "precaution" against sunburn and liberally slap sunblock onto our bodies, head to toe?? Might it be that most sunblocks are chokka-full of chemicals??   Aye. It's a no-brainer! You wouldn't swallow a glass of chemicals,…

Calendula Balm

This is an earth-friendly recipe for calendula balm - great for wounds, scalds, rashes and eczema. Calendula protects cells from free radical damage while fighting inflammation, bacteria and viruses. One of our kindergarten children had really bad eczema and could scratch herself till she created lesions. I made some for her and she so loved…