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THE TRIBUNE, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
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I was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes
open as I travelled home from what
was the most outrageous days kayak-
ing I had ever done.
"Go on! It'll be easier than you think."
Fritz's words were still ringing in my
ears when the 'boom, boom' of the
Mangahao dam gates opened and the
water rushed through the tail-race at its
base. The turgid water spewed into the
bed of the sleepy Mangahao stream
turning it into a grade 4 -- 5 kayakers
dream. I had only ever kayaked up to
grade 3 and Fritz, the one who encour-
aged me to strap my kayak underneath
a helicopter and alight at the base of
the dam, said that I 'had what it took' to
mix it with more challenging water.
We geared up and got on the water
once the flow had settled down after
the fresh and, initially, it was a doddle.
The river flowed along a nice calm
straight then went through an easy left
hand bend. It steepened, got faster and
narrower and over the space of 400
metres, turned into a frenzied washing
machine of terror. It took all my skills
just to stay upright, let alone navigate a
sensible non-rock hitting course.
I was terrified but slightly elated. The
feelings of elation grew and grew as
I got into it and started taking control
of my descent. I got so good at it that
I got a bit cocky and started to carve
it up and glide in and out of eddie
was kayaking a grade 5 river -- ye
haaaaa. I shouted over the rush of
water to my paddling partner, 'gr
5 man!'. He just smiled and said,
think -- 5 just around the corner'.
As we turned around the bend
heart actually froze in my chest and
mouth went dry. There was a quiet
where a bunch of kayakers were r
ing before doing the chute in fron
them. I stopped at the back and k
I was in the wrong place. I didn't h
the skills for this, but, there was
other way out.
One by one they took off, some m
at the mercy of the water than oth
Then it was my turn. My memory o
run is dim as I still don't really k
how I got down. I do know that it
more luck that anything else. I bas
into walls of rock, got clobbered
giant pressure waves and came
the bottom of the run spluttering
screaming a shout of victory.
In the car on the way home I real
that all the words people had u
to explain this type of kayaking d
come close to capturing it. I had to
IT to know and get it. Kids are like
at school as well. They need to ge
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By MICHELLE GREY
Meditation -- are you practising it?
I d like to say I meditate religiously every day,
but I don t.
I tend to have flurries of it, a bit like exercising
regularly and eating well.
I ll go for months meditating every day and
then one missed day will turn into a week and
before I know it I ve missed a month.
It kind of got like that when we were making
the move to the new shop.
And isn t it interesting that the times when
you d benefit most from self-care are often the
times you don t practise it.
Mostly I do a 15-minute guided meditation each
morning, one from the Law of Attraction s Get-
ting Into the Vortex set, and I really enjoy these.
I would meditate before I got out of bed in the
morning; that way I made sure I did it before I got
distracted by something else.
However, after reading Liz Simpson s The Book
of Chakra Healing, I ve started meditating at the
I ve set up a beautiful little space in one of the
consultation rooms with a variety of guided
meditations and beautiful music, as well as
candles, incense and crystals, and a singing bowl
to clear the energy before I start.
because if I think I ll just take care of this I m
lost and it doesn t happen.
Lately I ve felt ready to spread my wings and
try meditating without someone guiding me and
I made a start last week while walking to mum s.
I m not sure how you d describe it but I scanned
my entire body with my mind s eye, as I walked,
starting from the top of my toes and working my
way up my body to the top of my head and then
down the back of my body to the underside of my
It took me about 15 minutes and I was actually
amazed at how little I was distracted by the world
around me, less so than when I sit and meditate.
So I ve decided I ll practise this every morning as
I walk and then do one of my favourite guided
meditations for another 15 minutes in my beau-
tiful little space at the shop.
I encourage you to create a lovely little space in
your home, where you can meditate on a regular
basis. It really does make a difference to your day.
If you don t have a space that can be designated
specially for meditation, create a meditation kit
you can carry to a favourite spot inside or out.
Feedback on concert needed
On February 6 Access Manawatu, alongside Kia
Ora FM and Destination Manawatu, hosted the
Waitangi Day Concert in The Square for 2012.
Waitangi Day is an important way in which we
recognise the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi
and celebrate the country that New Zealand is
To that end the organisers of this year s event
were acutely aware of the need for a strong
community focus, where everyone was welcome to
come and celebrate.
I think we achieved that.
Access Manawatu and Kia Ora FM are keen to
work with Destination Manawatu again for next
year s concert, and therefore we would welcome
feedback from any of the thousands that attended
Did you enjoy the day?
Did the performances match your expectations?
Was anything missed?
Your two community radio stations want this
day to be community driven and for that, we need
to hear your thoughts!
Lastly, I just want to acknowledge the hard
work and immense amount of time put in by the
core organising team -- Shelly Deegan, Daniel
Burt, Lisa Check, Nate Maniapoto and Michael
Whareaitu. With support from other agencies and
contractors such as PNCC, PPS Security, Image
Group, Creative Sounds, the police and Maori
wardens the day went incredibly smoothly.
Also, hats off to all the stall holders and
entertainers on the day, who added to the festival
atmosphere that we all enjoyed.
It was an awesome day!
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