There are currently approx 24 adults and 10 kids living at Tui. Here are some of them…
Values close to our hearts – Jim: Nature is the big medicine. Suzi: Guardianship of the land rather than ownership. Shared responsibility.
To us community is… Jim: A source of necessary blessing. Suzi: A place of on going growth.
Our roles in Tui are… Jim: An elder standing aside. Suzi: The water listener, holding overview and the container while stepping back as an elder.
Values close to my heart: Living with open communication teaching our children well.
To me community is… taking a step to learn to do things together.
My roles in Tui are… Taking care of the land all the farm machinery and I am the Treasurer of the Trust
Values close to our hearts: Healing, Authenticity, Healthy Soil, Healthy food/Water, Healthy Family
To us community is… Connection with self, each other and the earth. Fun, Work, Play, Experimenting.
Our roles in Tui are…. Emma: TSET Secretary. Rob: Gardening, Land Care-taking, Mechanical and Building work, Experimenting with Appropriate and Alternative Technology
Values close our hearts: Diversity, Creativity, Inclusiveness, Cooperation, Friendship, Communication, Trust, Authenticity, ENTHUSIASM!
To us community is… a personal and collective evolution; a type of kinship that goes beyond casual. We attempt to smooth our rough edges through patience, empathy, and healthy boundaries. Working and playing together to sustain and nurture ourselves and the planet.
Values: authenticity, connection, flexibility
Community to us is: a forever extending learning experiment of the most sensible way of living in today’s time. Core subjects in this for us are: Communication, cooperation, land-based skills, self care.
At the moment: parenting of Kiva (6), events park maintenance, food co-op coordination, community meals, new residents introduction, yoga, DeLight Festival coordination, Permaculture Course coordination, men’s, women’s & song circles
Values: Acceptance, Compassion, Integrity, Authenticity, Caring
Community is: synergy, working together, understanding one another
Like to see at Tui: fuller participation, personal growth in me and others
We are a fun loving family of 4: As of 2016, Arjuna 10yrs, Malika 7yrs, Natasha 40yrs, Richard 49yrs.
We live in a beautiful earth house at Tui where our Tui work is for Natasha – preserving, organising other Tui’s Tui work, and some admin bits. Richard does Treefield on the ground work. Malika likes horses, playing with her friends and gymnastics. Arjuna likes soccer, being in the bush and playing with his friends. We enjoy yoga in its many forms including meditation, chanting, laughter yoga and asanas. We love nature and like to go hiking, kayaking and swimming. Richard is musical, especially on drums and guitar. For paid work Richard works at Tui Balms, Natasha does too as well as her own personal growth business online, co-ordinating Tui events and teaching primary. We welcome wwoofers to our home.
Values: adaptable, honesty, empathy, humour, forgiveness
Community is… creating together, inspiring each other, evolving and growing together
At the moment: Kaimahi (wwoofer) co-ordinator, evolving our ‘Wwoofing Internship’ program, Noxious weed control supervisor, joyfully parenting my daughter Kiva.
Values: integrity, honesty, respect
Community is… safety to be yourself. Togetherness. Growth. Progress. Learning.
Like to see at TUI: Wisdom (of which there is so much already!). A school.
Values: compassion, honesty, positivity
Community is… enjoyment, sharing, trust
At the moment: orchard, community house and studying naturopathy online