We believe that New Zealand, like all other countries, is about to enter a period of extended crisis. The severity and timing of the events that will unfold are uncertain, but the likelihood of major change is increasingly hard to refute. Because the possible drivers of change are multiple and interconnected — including global warming, resource [...]Read more
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The path is via tikanga maori – finding and following the natural law that maintains balance between all things; via rongo – time to nurture crops and children without fear of war; and via leadership – the ability to help others grow.Read more
Atamai Village is an attempt to respond intelligently to the risks and opportunities outlined in other chapters of this book. Atamai villagers hope that the evolving responses in their settlement, in whole or in part, will be useful for many others, including those in urban areas.
The response needs to take into account the need to mitigate climate change and adapt to low or zero fossil fuel use, the constraints of sea-level rise over the next century, the need to step outside, as much as possible, the mainstream financial system and the importance of a local steady-state economy within the biophysical limits of the region.Read more
Sharon Te Apiti Stevens
We are called to prepare urgently for Transition. We are reminded by Rob Hopkins  and other movement leaders to motivate one another by sharing our visions of a positive future, a future made from well-connected communities taking time to laugh together in a garden paradise. Or something like that. We know we should go plant a garden, take up bee-keeping, organise a walking school-bus, and volunteer for conservation planting on the weekend. We really, really should. “We have little time, and much to accomplish”. 
Producing food out of our own back yards serves to rectify one of our greatest social threats – the control of our food supply by megacorporations.Read more