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Entrant: Down to Earth NZ

City: Kerikeri

Website: Https://www.naturesbalancelandscaping.com

About My Business

Down to Earth NZ will provide a sustainable, unique and eco-friendly holiday accommodations surrounded by beautiful and rural countryside in the historic Waimate North valley. The land boasts of large stands of native trees, 140 established olive trees, an orchard and two streams with several tributaries and springs within the undulating property boundaries, fully fenced with the added security of new protective double fencing around the orchard/olives and existing stands of mature native trees and new boundary planting. It hosts a diverse plant life in the grasslands and woodlands. Down to Earth NZ will attract tourists and visitors wanting more from their holidays. Our guests will seek adventure and Zen, they will want to explore and discover. More than holiday rentals, Down to Earth NZ will also be a wedding and events venue, hosting conferences, workshops and seminars in sustainable future and eco-build as well as offer a range of art and wellness classes lead by local instructors.

Why We Should Win The Peoples Choice Award

Down to Earth NZ will provide a sustainable, unique and eco-friendly retreat and educational experiences surrounded by beautiful and rural countryside in the historic Waimate North valley. The land boasts of large stands of native trees, 140 established olive trees, an orchard and two streams with several tributaries and springs within the undulating property boundaries. The plans and land purchase and Landscape and planting development have spanned over the past 10 years of committed delivery to the base construction of this ecological environment at massive infrastructure costs dedicated to the overall business plan. Down to Earth NZ will attract Visitors, schools and corporations wanting more from their experience including retreats, educational visits and community minded experiences. Our guests will seek adventure and Zen, they will want to explore and discover. More than above mentioned, Down to Earth NZ will also be a wedding and events venue, hosting conferences, workshops and seminars in sustainable future and eco-build as well as offer a range of art and wellness classes lead by local instructors. We are plamting the full range of Māori medicinal plants for local experts who are practised in Rongua and a huge range of Harakeke stock for weavers to demonstrate their craft. The next year we want to work with creatives to make an established yearly event for artists Symposiums so we can accomodate artists and display their works in an open community inspired weekend open day. We plan to use continue the 5 Year plan of development (currently stalwarted at year 3) with council consents as a priority. The plan to increase the facilities of the property by means of local wood crafted outdoor kitchens and grey water filtrations beds and septic tanks systems will be the basis of the large influx of domestic tourism we expect from weddings to conferences in a growing community. Down to Earth NZ will provide visitors and guests with the option of booking excursions and experiences through us. This additional aspect of our concept JOURNEY, EXPLORE, DISCOVER is what will set us apart from our nearest competitors. Whether it is a journey of inner equilibrium and peace or physical adventures in nature, we will provide advice and opportunities such as outdoor massage, meditation and yoga classes in our own forest; photography, art and sculpture classes; horse treks and deep water fishing and route and sightseeing recommendations all to the related experts in their field. Furthermore, the aim of Down to Earth NZ is to become a center for sustainability and eco-environmental progress in future builds and methods. By hosting and inviting professional peers to hold a great selection of seminars and workshops, our aim is to offer groups and individuals the opportunity to join in the discussions of sustainable development and the future. This means that Down to Earth NZ not only caters for the tourists and travellers but also for international, national and local conference and seminar-goers. We will also be offering visitors of the future a bar area and several options for the ceremony whether in a glade surrounded by large native trees or on a hill overlooking the unspoiled valley. We also have several options for the wedding reception locations including a great list of personally tried and trusted vendors who can supply everything from food to music.


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