We bike down to Nelson and Golden Bay on the hunt for land. Why this area?
- We want land that will be close enough to Wellington, where we live and work to earn the money to finance this scheme, so that we can minimise travel costs and the use of carbon emitting transport to get to the land.
- We know there are good people, good land, several existing conservation projects and fantastic mountain biking, tramping and other recreational opportunities in the Nelson/Tasman region, and we want to encourage awareness and respect for the natural environment.
- Golden Bay has shown initiative and started a “car pooling” website and is actively encouraging locals to share their modes of travel – What a good basis for community involvement!
Friends Martin and Marie Langley, who own the Quite Revolution Cycle Shop in Takaka, provide major support. They scan the weekly newspapers for real estate deals and constantly fax us with the latest properties to come on the market – all this without commission. It’s amazing!