New Zealand 17 March: Masterton - Wellington
Stonehenge Aotearoa, built by members of The Phoenix Astronomical Society, is a wonderful, modern adaption of the Stonehenge ruins in England.
The acoustics are amazing! The sound builds up and amplifies. Richard Hall stands in the middle and explains the phenomena of stone circles.
We are impressed how the modern stone circle has inspired the continuation of the traditions of story telling and music and created a tangible atmosphere of peace.
We are honoured to present Torch-Bearer Awards to both Richard and Kay who are doing a truly marvelous service to the community and to New Zealand by maintaining and sharing the wonder of Stonehenge Aotearoa.
Jill Greathead from Carterton District Councillor joins us for our 6:30am meeting and it is an honour to have her there.
We meet our good friend, Deputy Mayor John Gwilliam. He made a special effort to meet us on a Sunday morning outside the Upper Hutt City Council building.
Exchanging heart-felt and poignant words on peace, especially right now in New Zealand. People we meet are very grateful and moved by our efforts for peace and feel New Zealand really needs love and reassurance at this time.
On Sunday evening Wellington city puts on a vigil which 12,000 people attend to pay their respects to the Muslim community of New Zealand and around the world, the families and friends of people killed or injured in Christchurch last Friday, and to embrace all New Zealanders as one family, united together.
This family are very moved by the Peace Torch and the message of the Peace Run.
They told us seeing the peace torch has made their whole week!