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Vanora Open day. Equine-Assisted Demonstration


At Vanora, we partner with horses and provide a experimental form of therapy, Eagala Equine-Assisted experiences.

The Eagala Equine-Assisted experiences are 100% on the ground, there is no horse riding involved and no need to have any previous involvement or knowledge of horses. We are qualified professionals with years of mental health and equine experience and offer a holistic approach to therapy for individuals, couples and groups.

We would like to extend an invitation for people to come along and partake in a Eagala group demonstration where people can volunteer to participate and others are welcome to watch by the side. Following the demonstration, we will provide morning-tea and an opportunity to chat and network. Feel free to bring along friends.

This is a lovely opportunity to be in nature, to connect with others and celebrate communities!

This event is for people 14 years old and up. Please RSVP before Tuesday 9 October for catering purposes: vanora@outlook.co.nz. For more information visit our website: www.vanora.co.nz.


Me whakawhanaunga 

Maramataka: Mutuwhenua

Monday 8 October

The moon phase today is called Mutuwhenua – it’s the last day of the lunar cycle. We suggest focusing on connecting with your whānau, friends and community in nature.

Focus on connecting with nature to uplift your wairua/spirit and those around you.


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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

Maramataka: Whiro

Tuesday 9 October

The moon phase today is called Whiro, the new moon, the beginning of the new moon cycle. A day where activity was minimal, a day for wananga/learning. This makes Tuesday a great day to Keep Learning.


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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

Maramataka: Tirea

Wednesday 10 October



The new moon is beginning to expand ever so slightly and can just be seen. See nature through a different lens and take some time to Take Notice and be inspired by what’s happening around you.


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Be active

Me kori tonu

Maramataka: Ohoata

Thursday 11 October

Today is a very good day for fishing, eeling and crayfishing, and a good day for planting which means it’s a great day to Be Active! Getting outside and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing and strengthens your connection with nature.

Remember to encourage people to be as physically active as their fitness and mobility allow. You don’t have to run a marathon to be active!


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Maramataka: Ouenuku

Friday 12 October

This is the fourth night of the lunar month. Today is a good day to rekindle your connections with nature, re-tell stories with whānau and give back.

Nature provides for us – it gives us everything we need to not only survive but thrive. We, in turn, have a kaitiaki/guardianship role to give back to nature for future generations.

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