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Video Spotlight on Kotare Village (New Zealand)

You’ll enjoy this little video, a nice collage of thoughts and scenery and developing community integration. This is Kotare Village in the North Island of New Zealand, where PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute) is making excellent headway into creating a model community where freedom of individual expression is combined with cohesion of collective purpose.

And, to help put Kotare village into some kind of historical context, I thought I’d juxtapose it against the video below — where you see the kind of life ‘the system’ gives us instead…. The reality of the constant struggle in the ‘daily grind’, with little to no feeling of personal satisfaction, and little hope, should make one appreciate the fantasic opportunity places like Kotare Village offer — a life with meaning, developing resilience and security, and health of body and mind. Places like Kotare Village can serve as templates to emulate as we make the long-overdue shift towards relocalising our supply lines and putting life back into our lives.


  1. thats really beautiful. good luck crew! Intentional community ain’t no easy road in this day and age, but the more of us who practice it, the closer we’ll get as a society to some good working models to share with others…

  2. A very beautiful place. I wish you al the best. It’s a shame it’s so far away. I, my wive and daughter would love to live there. We have a beautiful garden, but nature is damaged here and there are not a lot of people who understand us. But who knows maybe our surrounding will change. Greetings from the Netherlands.

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