New Zealand 28 March: Te Anau - Invercargill and Bluff

The Deep South

We have an early morning start.

...with the morning sun on the hills.

We arrive at Fiordland College in Te Anau.

The students listening to the message of peace.

Everyone joins in with the actions to the World Harmony Run song.

The school receives artwork from the Peace Run team.

Passing the Peace Torch and making a wish for peace.

Joining the Peace Run Team on the road.

We are welcomed at St Joseph's School in Invercargill.

The students answer questions from the Peace Run Team.

The students have artwork to give to the Peace Run Team.

Making a wish for peace.

The Peace Run brings joy and smiles to everyone.

Students from Tisbury School, Invercargill meet the Peace Run Team.

TIsbury School students feeling peace in their hearts.

Passing the Peace Torch from hand to hand and heart to heart.

At Waverley Park School we start our presentation.

Waverley Park School students; a peaceful moment.

A slow motion running race!

Everyone joins in!

This artwork is given to Waverley Park School from the Peace Run Team.

Planting the Waverley Park School Peace Tree.

Kia kaha · Kia maia · Kia manawanui.
Be strong · Be brave · Be steadfast

Nearing the journey's end for the New Zealand part of the Southern Hemisphere Peace Run 2019.

Visitors to New Zealand share the peace.

The signpost at Bluff with the hope for a more peaceful and brighter future.

The New Zealand Peace Run Team at Bluff.

Having achieved the goal of running the length of the country and bringing the message of peace to all the people we have met along the way there is now time to reflect on what has occurred.
Sri Chimnoy’s vision for the world to move forward, to transform negativity and have lasting peace is especially relevant today.
People have an incredible yearning for peace in their lives. Most people want a peaceful world and that is what we find when we travel with the Peace Run. The experience of being on the Peace Run in New Zealand has shown what a positive change is occurring; how peoples' attitudes are changing and becoming more positive and especially at schools where qualities like compassion, respect, kindness and harmony are incorporated into their school values.

The New Zealand Peace Run started on March 4th at Cape Reinga and today has reached Bluff.

Many thanks to Bluff Lodge who looked after the whole team for two nights.