Thoughts on Using Holistic Grazing Management with a Horse Trekking Herd

By Brian | December 21, 2018

Thoughts on Using Holistic Grazing Management with a Horse Trekking Herd As I write this it is the 18th December here at Pukeokahu on the central plateau hill country of the North Island of New Zealand. This is early summer, with the long days really starting to heat up. Out on the horse pasture, the [...]

Does Anyone Really Care?

By Brian | November 30, 2018

Does Anyone Really Care? I recently read some disturbing comments made by Sudima Hotels director Les Morgan. These were published in the tourism trade newsletter, Inside Tourism. He had been asked if his company had addressed sustainability issues. His reply was that first, the business had to be sustainable economically. He then went on to [...]

A Whole Viewpoint of Combating Climate Change

By Brian | November 15, 2018

A Whole Viewpoint of Combating Climate Change Imbalance in one element effects other related elements. This would seem to be self-evident, however when we look at our response to the unfolding climate and ecological dramas that beset us it does not appear obvious at all. New Zealand has committed to planting one billion trees over [...]

Building A Community?

By Brian | October 29, 2018

Building a Community? That healthy communities, and recognition of the interconnectedness of communities, is critical as we go on as a human civilisation I would have thought is a given. But first, let me make it clear that when I say communities I mean all communities, both human and non-human. As far as this post [...]

Customer Feedback Award for Accommodation of the Year

By Brian | October 9, 2018

Customer Feedback Award for Accommodation of the Year This is a time of year when I really struggle to discipline myself to write. As I sit here in my office and look outside, the garden with a myriad of brightly coloured flowers and the lush green of the lawn are glowing in beautiful spring sunshine. [...]

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