Creativity – Retreat – Restoration


SundayAtEarthskin18Charlotte&NeilSUNDAY AT EARTHSKIN / 15 July 2018, 2 pm

With Charlotte Crichton & Neil Aldridge.

Neil will be presenting the sonic art project he has been working on, and giving a talk about the process of acquiring, composing, manipulating, and assembling it — using field recordings from India and Muriwai, and recordings of Indian singing bowls and the piano at Earthskin.

Charlotte will be introducing her body of work — describing the concepts that drive it, explaining her processes, and plans for developing it further.

It will be held at Earthskin 171Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, on Sunday 15 July 2018, 2 pm. Please walk down to the end of the drive way (exception can be made if required).

You can find out more on Charlotte Crichton & Neil Aldridge here


SUNDAY AT EARTHSKIN Earthskin Residents will be offering free community talks or workshops on last Sunday of most months. Everyone is welcome to join. 



January: John Blackburn (cancelled)

February: Walter Osadebe

March: Martin Krammer

April: Martin Krammer

May: Willy Merz (cancelled)

June: Charlotte Crichton & Neil Aldridge

July: Charlotte Crichton & Neil Aldridge + Amanda Kemp

August: Joe Joe Orangias

September: Katryn van Beek & The Creative Hub

October: Louise Meuwissen & Andy Butler

November: Judy Pilarczyk



It would seem that the urge to write newsletters seems to move with the seasons.

Solstice in  New Zealand draws near, and the Goddess Of Summer Maruaroa o Raumati already draws her cloak of heat around us leaving the land dry, but us great full after a long wet winter.

Before my father died he said “ I charge you with making a difference on this earth “.

That weight hung around my shoulders till I examined the challenge – and came to the realisation that this is a shared call for humanity, we can’t do it alone. But together we can, and Earthskin provides a vehicle of enormous scope and vision of her own.

I just need to make small  magical incisions for a key to open large doors and let restoration of our earth pour through.

In November this year a very special paper came to fruition.

Under the care  and funding from Earthskin and others, a new paper has been published in the journal “Microbiology”  confirming for the first time that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides (Roundup, Kamba and 2,4-D, respectively) each alone cause antibibiotic resistance well below label application rates.

Professor Jack Heinemann of The University of Canterbury New Zealand, and his team have demonstrated that they are undermining the use of antibiotics (more…).

We are destroying and polluting our future world with man made substances.

Thanks to these people brave enough to step forward as stewards of our life giving planet.

Nancy King.