Explore New Worlds
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, joy and love ! "
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'. Our local Steiner Kindergarten community come each year for their Spring Festival.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, as do many guests of the bordering 'Acacia Heights Gardens ' a beautiful boutique B&B.
All who come with respectful presence are welcome.
Who takes care of Zuvuyaland
A Natural Haven
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 ( eg. cherry tree seedlings) or clearing the flow form /waterfall area of fallen leaves.From minutes to hours, all help is gratefully received.
"Many hands make light work."
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.
The Spiral when formed in 1991
Walking the Spiral today
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.
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.
Financial care of Zuvuyaland
DONATIONS from visitors are our main source of income at present.
WHY DO WE NEED MONEY?
Lawn mowing, from the entrance to and all around the Spiral, costs around $300 NZ per year.
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 ( mostly slower growing natives) coming through.
Flow form/ Waterfall Maintenance
The water is now flowing again, thanks to a very generous donor, but there will be need of ongoing maintainence costs.
HOW CAN YOU HELP ?
Make an online donation through Give a Little.
You can make a cash donation into the donation box on the land.
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,
or phone 0275638652
Donations of $5 or more are tax deductible