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Zuvuyaland

Explore New Worlds

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Where is Zuvuyaland ?

This lovely 3 1/2 acre parkland is near Lake Taupo, 

the HEART of the North Island of New Zealand.

The address is....... 75 Acacia Heights Drive, Acacia Bay, Taupo

 ( see map at very bottom)

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Vision of  Zuvuyaland

 It was in 1991 that Vivien Johnson, a woman in her sixties at the time,  had a vision of establishing a 'natural sanctuary' where the trees and plants were cared for organically and where people  could wander and feel the peace and generous health giving elements of the Nature Kingdom.

She was also aware of the mostly 'unseen realms' of the Elemental Beings and the Angelic Kingdom. She would often play Vivaldi's music to them via her CD player and she welcomed dance and the playing of various instruments on the land.

"This is a place for all people and the Shining Ones" she would say, " and it's a place where the

     NEW energy can come in, the energy of

                   Peace, Love and Joy

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WHY PEOPLE COME

Visitors come from all over the world to walk and replenish, to rest or meditate, to dance and sing in among the trees on Zuvuyaland. Some people come because they are sensitive to the subtle energies of the land and the unseen realms which are recognised and cared for  here. Some come for the healing quality of  the 'Nature Kingdom' and to walk 'the Spiral'. Many locals come just to enjoy the peacefulness of this 'hidden jewel'. Children love it here. Visitors to the nearby Tauhara Centre,a spiritual, cultural and educational Conference and Retreat Centre, are told of Zuvuyaland and many visit.

 

All who come with respectful presence are welcome.

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Always open

Who takes care of Zuvuyaland

 Nature's Peace Sanctuary

Zuvuyaland is run as a private Charitable Trust and is also under the Queen Elizabeth II Trust of NZ.

It is physically cared for mainly by local 'Friends of Zuvuyaland'. Everyone who feels a love of Zuvuyaland is invited to  help with it's organic care by pulling some weeds from time to time or clearing the Flow form waterfall area of fallen leaves.

From minutes to hours, all help is gratefully received.

"Many hands make light work."

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Noticeboard

This is located at the bottom of the entry path. It contains a brief 'herstory' in words and photos, plus a map for the special walks.

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Special Walks

Map

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The Spiral when formed in 1991

Walking the Spiral today

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Central rock aglow in the sunlight

The Flowform Waterfall

Vivien, in photo, named this the 'Female Chalice' and had the 'flow form' waterfall created here. It is now enclosed beneath a canopy of ponga ferns, Japanese maple trees and more, a home for the 'piwakawaka', our little fantails who flit about chirping in the cool surrounds.

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The HIGH Rocks

This high rock formation was thought of as the Male energy area and is a place for exploring, for 'over view', for contemplation and strength gathering.

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Financial care of Zuvuyaland

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DONATIONS from visitors are our main source of income at present. 

WHY DO WE NEED MONEY ?

 

             Local Water Rates......$600 + pa.

Public Liability Insurance.

Tree felling....as this parkland /forest continues to mature we are having to bring down one or two trees a year to make room for others coming through, or clearing storm damaged trees.....generally this costs several thousand dollars.

Flow form/ Waterfall Maintenance

There are ongoing maintenance costs. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP ?

Make an online donation through Give a Little.

https://givealittle.co.nz/org/zuvuyaland-trust#

OR

You can make a cash donation into the donation box on the land.

OR

You can contact Trustee, Deborah Sim,

to find out how to make a one off donation or set up a regular monthly donation directly to the Zuvuyaland Trust,

at.....debsim@childrensfire.co.nz

or   phone 0275638652

Donations of $5 or more are tax deductible 

debsim@children'sfire.co.nz

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25 YEARS of ZUVUYALAND
A book created by Vernon Smith ...
 a written and pictorial journey from the
  very beginnings to present day. 
These are available for $35 nz, plus postage.
$10 will be gifted to the Zuvuyaland Trust.
See below for contact email.

Accommodation nearby

Tauhara Centre
60 Acacia Heights Drive,
RD 5,
Taupo 3385
New Zealand.

Phone (07) 378 7507 
Fax (07) 378 7528
e-mail: tauhara@tauharacentre.org.nz

Contacts

April and Vernon Smith are local contacts for Zuvuyaland.

email:  zuvuyalandfriends@gmail.com

or phone: 07 3774440

                0210364481

also

TRUSTEES

Deborah Sim....... debsim@childrensfire.co.nz

027 563 8652 ( Auckland )

Judy Frost-Evans ...judytravelling@hotmail.com

021 112 1244 ( Kapiti Coast )

April Smith.....aprilvernon@kinect,co,nz

021 036 4481 ( Taupo )

Karen Owen...027 482 4401 ( Taupo )

Fleur Steiner...021 152 7286 ( Taupo )

Charlotte Reynolds............( Auckland )

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