flaunted Eden
encircled by its seas,

these Isles of telling tales

and vivid memories.
This place apart from others
it's rivers lakes it's streams
mountains forests fertility
shades of growing things.
Beings of the land / land of the seas

home to changing tides
challenged and cherished moments,
this earth / these skies
Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Travellers may email Point of View, for genuine information and help over any New Zealand visit.  

I recommend WWOOF for people who want short-term part-time horticulture ( including organic ) work and building matenience in exchange for rural accomodation "etc". Contact: WWOOF. Organic farms. PO Box 1172 Nelson. Fax & Ph NZ-3-5448695 ... or email:    wwoof-nz@xtra.co.nz

I also recommend The Lonely planet traveller's / backpackers guide to New Zealand (where you should find my listing, amongst many others).

Travellers interested in visiting New Zealand Should follow this link to 100% pure New Zealand The best searchable New Zealand ... culture, travel & accommodation database! Also below ... a good NZ accomodation Website..

Auckland Helensville Accommodation New Zealand, NZ.
Helensville Accommodation
& New Zealand,

  Excerpts taken from Point of View's Guestbook  
New Zealand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fWpmY0IK-k

    Linda ... Orange City Florida, USA.

    The sign above Daniel's door says   ... " This is it "  which aptly expresses how I feel about Point of View. Everything about Point of View was wonderful;  I loved the bush tracks, the sunsets, the views and ... especially the intelligent moments of conversation. It is a wonderful retreat to find your inner self again ... like a little time in Paradise. Thanks Daniel, your a real friend.

    Kate ....  Maine, USA / Istanbu, Turkey.
    I have loved New Zealand, Point of View was a great last place to stay before heading back into the big city and then on to the the world of jobs & study.  Take care Daniel and ... keep writing.  Thanks for everything!

    Eddie & Xenia from Daardenmarkt, Belgium 
    A host who understands the "carpe diem" principle very well, and manages to pass it on.

    Jobias Kuler, Friesenheim, Germany 
    To be with a poet and his friends: What an experience

    Toshiyuki Kanayama, Hyogo, Japan 
    Great view, air, wind. I'm happy to stay here

    James Millor & Michelle Butcher, West Sussex, England, UK 
    Thanks for the herbs, poems and mostly the conversation, that makes travel

    Louise & Sandy Jensen, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 
    A beautiful and tranquil setting, great views, home from home. Thanks for the hospitality.

    Sarah Carlton & Ken Havard, California, USA 
    Wonderful host, helpful, friendly and we will not forget our two stays.

 Point of View
Green tea, summer skies, flowering pohutukawa,
cabbage trees, rolling meadows, rolled hay, nectared  flax , singing Tui . Straight bamboo, froggy ponds, cheeky magpies, pinetrees, flametrees, macrocarpa, hothouses, round barns, verandahed  cottages, tranquil villages, Kaipara harbour, Kaipara river, meandering to its sea. Green valleys, green hills, native bush, pine forests, steaks alive, pampered horses, working tractors, rural roads, arteries. Wood pigeons, sliding windows, paneled timber, subdued music painted scenes. Lazing decks, lazing dog, lazy cats, lounging chairs, travelled guests, hovering hawks and, steam trains occasionally. Monarch butterflies, agapanthis, abstract sunsets, morporks, big melons, passionfruit, passion days, red wine
and me.


Muriwai beach.

The Wanderer.

I hear said; I have always wanted to travel to the south seas but, can't afford it. What these people can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the demands of security and in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine and before we know it our lives are gone. What does a person really need; a few pounds of food each day heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all in the material sense and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up entombed by a mountain of time-payments, mortages, preposterous gadgetry and play-things that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder by, the dreams of youth grow dim naked in the dust on the shelves of patience, before we sense it the tomb is sealed. Where then lies the answer? in choice!. Which shall it be, bankruptcy of purse, or bankruptcy of life.

Sterling Hayden


Muriwai beach.