"You must be the change you wish to see in the world". 

 Mahatma Ghandi

Below are some guiding principals in which the Waihoanga Centre For Well-being is based.

Nourishing self

Nourishing Self

 Taking responsibility to make choices which nourish yourself first, on the many levels of life, thus allowing yourself to be full so as to share your joy and service with others.

Nourishing Community


Nourishing Community

Taking time to consider the greater whole of who we are and bringing our gifts, experiences and thoughts to share creatively within community.



Fostering the belief that by following our joy and filling ourselves up, we naturally and easily orientate ourselves to contribute to others.

Spiritual Values

Spiritual Values

Incorporation of spiritual beliefs such as love, trust, peace, happiness, service and compassion, welcoming all religious and non religious orientations.   


Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility

Permaculture Design Principles

The centre aims at incorporating a conscious and mindful design to harmoniously integrate the landscape and people, providing food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.  These principals and designs are still in their infancy but are slowly growing into their own forms

Forest and Plant Regeneration

The centre aims to create and enhance the already existing biodiversity of the land and the wider area by planting and landscaping the grounds with a variety of native trees and vegetation.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

The overall intention and integrity of our designs, actions and way of life are to promote and support the 3 principals of Reducing, Reusing & Recycling , so as to live more harmoniously, compassionately with our planet.


The centre endeavors to support a low carbon footprint for the area of land it inhabits. This means biking, walking and roller skating are promoted on the land through planning and design.

Waste Responsibility

"One person`s waste is another person`s gold".

The centre aims at having a conscious understanding and intention to work with utilising the 'waste' that is generated on the land. This includes composting toilets, composting food scrapes, water recycling etc.

Alternative & Appropriate Technologies

Alternative and environmentally appropriate technologies are a focus and utilised as often where possible. Some of these considerations already include  waste responsibility , eco-friendly and locally sourced building materials and green building design. In the future we would also like to expand towards including, solar and hydro energy generation.