...between space astronauts reports on the 'Overview Experience' and near collapse fisheries levels?
(NZ Herald 15 June 2013 BOP Snapper at 6% of historical levels)
...between enhancing the seabed and helping a community grow out of poverty?
...between non-linear quantum physics and working in harmony with nature?
... between sustainable development and holistic indigenous cultural practices?
...between giving back to the ocean and having a fisheries and life of abundance?
REAF is primarily an experiential educational organization.
It draws on the popular realm of fishing to extend your perspectives of living on Planet Ocean.
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.
'Opotiki Coast by Nature' is within a few hours driving from many major centers and can claim some quite unique experiences..
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 offers 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.