Breath of Clarity

New Zealand HECUA Study Abroad Program Site Visits


One Tree Hill

Kauaeranga Valley Forest Camp:

Ria Breeijart, Ecologist

Jono Clark, EcoQuest

Miranda Shorebird centre and speaker

Mirada Hot Poll visit

Jeanette Fitzsimons, former Green Party co-leader


Green Valley Dairy Farm

Dr. Robert Joseph, indigenous issues and the law and treaty

Julian Williams, Tainui tribal representative on experience and aspirations

Alison Dewes, Dairy Farm consultant

Stu Kneebone, Waikato Regional Councilor

Veolodrome cycle try-out session and tour

Ngati Koroki Speakers, Lake Karapiro

Tom Lynch guide and speaker

Maungatautari ‘Ecological Island’


Rick Thorpe and Liz Stanaway- permaculture and everything

Phil McCabe (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining)


Oliver, Sustainable Coastlines

Xtreme Zero Waste tour

The local market

Te Maire Tau healing centre- Kataraina

Matarira, Taikai Coates and others

Taupo- Hot pools excursion

Huka Falls walk

Tirorangi Marae- Ngati Rangi:

Speakers/hosts: Keith and Mercia Wood and “Bubba” & when

Mt. Ruapehu and River walk

Karioi/Lake Rotokura walk

Moawhango dam visit

Defence Lands walk and reflection time

Evening meals and discussion at the mara

Mt. Ruapehu, Whakapapa:

Gerrard Albert, Whanganui River Maori Trust Board

Mandy Brooke and Friends Settlement tour

Richard Thompson, Landcare Trust

Palmerston North:

Massey University

Dr. Mike Joy, freshwater issues

BioFarm Yoghurt farm tour

Wellington Speakers and Sites:

Wellington City Council staff on WCC overview and roles, city planning and community

Tour of Parliament

Arian Tikao, National Library: tradition and Maori usic

Visit to Green Party offices

Te Papa collections

Somes Island trip

Zealandia Trip

Riverslea Retreat