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Celebrating 16 years of Solscape this September!

With a 48 hour Flash SALE offering up to 50% off

on all accommodations and selected dates!

Sale running between 6pm Friday 31st August – 6pm Sunday 2nd September. Subject to availability.

Book your next Raglan getaway and celebrate with us!

 

From the Solscape Team – Thank You

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Thank you for being a part of an incredible year!

 

We just want to take this opportunity to send our love and gratitude to all who shared this amazing season with us here at Solscape. There were so many unforgettable moments paired with stunning sunny days.

 

Some of the highlights were the events held at the Conscious Kitchen with weekly movie and live music nights to compliment the deliciously moreish meals our chefs created. We also had the pleasure of hosting a number of beautiful weddings and events. Our Permaculture Design Certificate had such an amazing group of passionate, down to earth individuals. All inspiring us with their knowledge and creative minds. Just a few of this years milestones.

 

The people we meet and the experiences we have here at Solscape are such a huge part of the memories we hold on to. So thank you all for sharing these moments with us and we hope to see you again soon!

 

Film Screening ‘Blue’ brought to you by Karioi Maunga – Friday 20th April

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Join us at The Conscious Kitchen at Solscape for the film screening of ‘Blue’ and pizza night – Friday 20th April.

 

Blue the Film screening sponsored by Karioi Maunga ki te Moana to shine some awareness on the challenges facing our seabirds and other marine life. BLUE is a beautiful film that profiles six ‘marine guardians.’ Still only available in NZ and Australia film festivals, we are very lucky to have a chance to bring this film to our Karioi community. Please check out the website to learn more – bluethefilm.org/

BLUE is the story our generation need to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Bring a blanket! Delicious vegan pizzas, hot drinks and desserts will be available from 5:30pm from Conscious Kitchen- Solscape, Raglan. Check out www.karioimaunga.co.nz or get in touch with bexie.towle@arocha.org to find out more about how you can help support seabirds, contribute to microplastic surveys and get involved in Raglan!

 

Surfer’s Academy – Health Symposium for Surf & Coastal Community – 31st March 2018

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THE SURFER’S ACADEMY

Health Symposium for Surf & Coastal Community

31st March 2018 – at Solscape 

 

The Surfer’s Academy marks the continuation of Surfing Medicine International’s outreach activities in the surf & coastal community – translating our mission to educate on health & well being.

 

The educational programme will be provided in the format of an interactive symposium with mini-lectures on the topics: Drowning & Water safety, Surfing Injuries & Prevention and UV related skin disease. See below the full preliminary program.

 

Solscape Eco Retreat is powering the event and official partner for the Surfer’s Academy in Raglan.

 

The event is open for all interested, age +14; Surfers, Bodyboarders, Kite & Wind Surfers, Lifeguards, medical professionals and all other water sport fanatics!

 

Limited seats register here: www.surfingmed.eventbrite.co.nz

 

Paddle out with us and learn how to stay healthy in the Surf!

 

Speakers:

Debbie Remnant: Osteopath based in Raglan, Conducted large research study on surfing injuries in NZ
Oliver Farley: Exercise Physiologist, Former Lead Exercise Physiologist at Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, Strength and Conditioning coach: Aktive Pathway to Podium national athletes, Lecturer at Unitec – Sport
Dion van de Schoot: Emergency Medicine Doctor, Wellington NZ, co-founder of Surfing Medicine International, Advanced Surf Life Support Instructor
Daymen Huband: Medical Doctor, preceding career in pre-hospital care as paramedic, specific interest in bystander rescue of Surfers
Britte van der Pouw: Dietician, specific field of interest around Sports Nutrition in extreme sports
Georgie Moore: General Practitioner, based in Porirua, specific interest in Mental health and well being
 
 

Preliminary Programme:

Start: 17:00 hrs
17:00 Whakatau/Opening
17:10 – 17:25 Drowning
17:25 – 17:40 Surfers as first reponders
17:40 – 17:55 Surf first aid
17:55 – 18:10 Skin Cancer prevention
18:10 – 19:10 Break
19:10 – 19:25 Chronic Injury prevention in surfing
19:25 – 19:45 High performance surfing and the Olympic Dream
19:45 – 20:00 Nutrition & Surfing
20:00 – 20:15 Surfer’s Shoulder
20:15 – 20:30 Mental health and surfing
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Live Music & Pizza Night Thursday 15th March

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Thursday Music & Pizza Night

With Tukana Kaya & Indya Gibbs

 

We invite you to The Conscious Kitchen at Solscape this Thursday to enjoy beautiful live acoustic tunes by local musicians Tukana Kaya and  Indya Gibbs.

 

Kicking off from 6pm, watch the sunset over the Tasman Sea whilst eating yummy vegan pizza, listening to gentle live music, with great company (might even throw in a cheeky bottle of wine) – What better way to spend your Thursday Evening?

 

‘Meet the Team’ Emily

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Our amazing team of passionate people are the foundation of what makes Solscape so special. This series of interviews introduces you to the Solscape Family, to give you an insight to what we are all about.

Meet Emily/Ems, Events/Venue Co-Ordinator.

 

Where are you from?

Planet Earth :) – Born and raised in Pirongia, also Hamilton.

 

How long have you been working at Solscape?

7 years.

 

What keeps you inspired in your work?

The energy of the mountain and ocean, my team and making connections and hearing of all the meaningful experiences people have during their time at Solscape.

 

What is your favourite thing about Raglan?

The expansive natural, beautiful environment, coupled with a small soulful community full of art and creativity.

 

What do you do when you’re not working at Solscape?

Family, fitness, writing and performance as a vocalist or outdoor adventures.

 

What do you aspire to in life?

Continually expanding my mind, opening and following my heart… I would love to create an animal sanctuary and care for as many animals and birds as possible, freeing them from farming and hunting.

‘FISH’ Screening and Pizza Night 7th March

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‘FISH’ is screening at Solscape accompanied by Pizza Night Wednesday 7th March (6pm – 9pm), Movie will be screening 8.15pm.

We have been regularly hosting a movie & pizza night here at the Conscious Kitchen on Wednesday Evenings.

Bring along a blanket and a few friends and enjoy this film with us.

 

A look at the origin and impact of the fish surfboard design and then how it would influence surf culture 30 years later.

See official trailer here

 

‘Meet the Team’ Andrea

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Our amazing team of passionate people are the foundation of what makes Solscape so special. This series of interviews introduces you to the Solscape Family, to give you an insight to what we are all about.

Meet Andrea, Restaurant Manager of The Conscious Kitchen at Solscape.

 

Where are you from?

Italy, from the North Point, in a small town called Robecco Sol Naviglio, in the green countryside of Milan.

 

How long have you been working at Solscape?

I started more than one year ago, I’d say November 2016.

 

What keeps you inspired in your work?

Serving and offering plant-based food to all kinds of customers, conscious that my work is not involving any kind of animal or beings suffering (apart from me and my staff)

 

What is your favourite thing about Raglan?

The life style, something completely different compared to my hometown and the society where I grew up. Raglan is a small town like my own one but full of tourists, different cultures and beautiful landscape.

 

What do you do when you’re not working at Solscape?

I know it seems obvious but I go surfing. If there is not swell… well I catch up with my friends, my Raglan family or I just cruise around with my long board or going to take picture.

 

What do you aspire to in life?

I am 28 years old and I haven’t found this answer yet. I am a traveler, a restless… I haven’t found a place to call home yet. I’d like to discover this world and live it deeply. The biggest dream? Take my camera and show to the rest of the world the beauty and also the bad side of this planet called Earth.

‘Meet the Team’ Bernadette

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Our amazing team of passionate people are the foundation of what makes Solscape so special. This series of interviews introduces you to the Solscape Family, to give you an insight to what we are all about.

Meet Bernadette, Solscape’s Co-Founder and Director of Body Work and Yoga.

 

Where are you from?

Raglan

 

How long have you been working at Solscape?

Phil and I purchased Solscape in 2002 and have been there off and on since then.

 

What keeps you inspired in your work?

Witnessing the re-connection with self, and the natural world.

I believe that through this re-connection we are not only better able to navigate our way through our own personal lives but we raise the vibration of the collective and inspire radical  transformation on a large scale.

I have seen this many times in my ‘work’, inspiration leading to self-empowerment leading to transformation leading to the inspiration of those around us. 

 

What is your favourite thing about Raglan?

That most of my family are here and the waves.

 

What do you do when you’re not working at Solscape?

Surfing, writing, painting, talking with animals, travelling.

 

What do you aspire to in life?

Becoming my highest expression of self and holding space for others to do so.

Being a bridge between the animal world and humans so as to allow/inspire deeper connection, understanding and healing.