Back at Ngatiawa on our way back up north. We have become quite attached to this place and the people.

There is something so amazing about people choosing to live in community. You add a passion for hospitality. How about a strong desire and plan for community transformation. Now make it 8 communities within an hour of each other committed to the local community and giving strength and dignity to its margin dwellers and you have something very beautiful.

Our time here has been filled with chickens,milking cows, washing dishes and cooking. Serendipity moments. Beginnings of lifelong friendships. Colliding worlds.

We are talking to them about coming back for a longer spell later on. Perhaps coming back as an “artist in residence”. We shall see.