Thursday, 21 January 2010

New Zealand World Rainbow Gathering (part 2)

(You can see part 1 of this post HERE) We had a fantastic time at the World Rainbow Gathering in New Zealand. Littletree was off most of the time playing with the other kids

Or twirling her ribbon

Most folk congregated around main meadow before dinner to do workshops like staff twirling, poi, hula hoop, acrobalance, juggling, yoga, capoeira, etc

And just enjoy the sunset

We lit Channukah candles, rainbow-style.

05 channukah

We enjoyed two food circles every day

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen

And I held a few workshops – rebozo massage, women’s mysteries/ billings method, crochet. And I did some pre-natal care with a few pregnant mamas :) as well as catching up with a lot of old friends


(photo courtesy Arjuna)

Someone made a drum kit out of djembes and a pot lid

Someone carried in an antique mantlepiece and set it up by the river – then people hung their stinky socks up on it on Christmas and everyone came and put random gifts in the socks


(Photo courtesy Arjuna)

I hung out a lot with some family from Quebec, they had a temple set up in their camp that included tins of maple syrup!

The vision council reached consensus for the next World Rainbow Gathering to be in Argentina, March 2011, details HERE. And so, so, so much more! I could write 27 blog posts and still not tell all the stories! You can see the rest of my photos from the rainbow on my flickr page HERE.

We were sad to finally leave the gathering, but it was time to go. We flew off to Adelaide, South Australia, but that will be another post.


  1. Looks like a wonderful time! Love the last pic of Littletree.

  2. Wow, it looks amazing! Glad you had a good time and glad you're back:)

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  4. MWAH!

    love that your blog is the first up when I google "rainbow gathering nz". Just a pop in to say thank you.

    Thank You

    For lots n lots, and especially for our kinda one-sided conversations that were some of the most powerful connections and learning I've had.

    ~a curly haired Canadian cutie


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