Blue berries, rosy future

After 27 years of organic growing, Hawke’s Bay couple Scott Lawson and Vicki Meech have downsized to focus on their blueberry crop. Many readers will be familiar with the carrots, potatoes, onions and other vegetables sold under Scott and Vicki’s True Earth brand. Now, with the decision to reduce their operation from a variety of […]

An earth-building journey

The travels, training and teaching of earth builder, Rosa Henderson In 2011 Rosa Henderson left a partner and a career in professional photography and youth events co-ordination and bought a one-way ticket to India. She wanted new directions for something useful she could contribute to the world. The experience led to her becoming a well-known […]

George Wilding – 27 July 1930 – 14 May 2018

Rest in peace, dearest man. May your beautiful heart be shared many millions of times over. In 1996 I answered an ad for a room in a boarding house. Newly arrived in Sydney after a six month offshore crewing experience and fast running out of money,  George the manager invited me to have a look. […]

Organics is Where the Business Is

In clever business hands driven by a green philosophical approach New Zealanders should see organic food and products become more available and much more affordable. Peter Kraus, head of PK Group has long held green interests, maintaining significant organic gardens and orchards on his own property. He also has other arenas of interest – he […]

The Original Hundertwasser Project – Jo Hardy (Joanne McNeill)

This article was published in the Northern Advocate’s Weekend Features section, 48 Hours, 15 July 2017. It’s an interview with Jo Hardy about her involvement with the original Hundertwasser project in the early 1990s. The Jo Hardy restrospective, Not Now Apocalypse, is still running at the Whangarei Art Museum in the Town Basin until 20 August. A […]