New Zealand 24 September: Taupo

Taupo Botanic Gardens Peace Tree Plaque

Lake Taupo

Peace Run team with lake Taupo behind them.

Many drivers acknowedge the team by sounding their car horns.

A joyful Peace Runner.

Running the hills.

Jim leading the team.

Reaching the Taupo Botanic Gardens.

Peace Runners listening to the Taupo Peace Tree plaque dedication ceremony.

Shawn Vennell of Greening Taupo receiving the Torch-Bearer Award.

Shardul Dillicar from the Peace Run team with Graeme Robinson of Waipahihi Botanical Reserve unveiling the Peace Tree Plaque.

Making a wish for peace.

The new bronze Peace Tree plaque.

Taupo Peace Tree plaque includes a poem by Sri Chinmoy.