REAF is primarily an educational organization. It draws on the popular realm of fishing to convey some lesser considered life teachings that can be very helpful in our personal lives and in the workplace.
We offer guided stays and workshops to convey principles found in two allied and proven holistic models - WORKING WITH NATURE and THE NATURE OF WORKING.
It is the how we do things that sets us apart. The knowledge and skills gained can be transferred to help create a richer personal life and help the environment.
Our heritage accommodation at 'The Wharf Hub' is about taking you back to a time when living was simpler and challenges us to think of being more rather than having more.
In a clam shell, REAF offers experiences that help marine life and can help you build a more meaningful life.
'Opotiki Coast by Nature' is within a few hours driving from many major centers and can claim some quite unique surprises.
Our leading 'Back in the Future' package is unfolded over 3 days and 2 nights. There's some theory, reef building, plus local activity options.
"We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future." - from The Earth Charter. REAF outlines choices.
As the old adage goes,
Our thanks go to Environment Bay of Plenty Enhancement Funding for supporting the foundation effort of 'seabed enhancement', alternatively known as 'man initiated reefs'. Now we can all give back to sea.
We welcome feedback. Testimonials, pictures and comments can be found on our FaceBook page (Opotiki Community Reef).
May the fish be with you.