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Labyrinths New Zealand

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About Us Tony Bridge and Heather McLeod

Labyrinths seem to be a core part of our lives together. We met at a labyrinth in Lemoenshoek in the Little Karoo in South Africa. Literally. Tony had come from New Zealand to learn from the builder and care-taker of that labyrinth and Heather lived nearby at the time, walking the labyrinth on full moon nights. It was a meeting of two souls who had known one another for lifetimes. We were married, in a ceremony in the same labyrinth, a year later.

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Heather moved to live in New Zealand and we based ourselves initially in Hanmer Springs on South Island. Heather trained as a labyrinth facilitator through Veriditas with Lauren Artress of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, in 2011. We became the caretakers of our first labyrinth, a portable canvas one made by John Ridder of Paxworks, in mid-2011. In late 2012 we both attended the facilitator training with Lauren Artress and Tony now does much of the labyrinth speaking and training when we exhibit at esoteric festivals around the country. It is always a great joy to build a temporary chalk labyrinth for a festival - something we now do together in about 2 to 3 hours.

Heather used to be a regular visitor to the website "labyrinths.co.nz" which was set up as a community resource for labyrinths in New Zealand. The person behind it was Jan Blythe who at that time lived (with a labyrinth) in Castle Hill Village on South Island. Then the website diappeared and Heather eventually tracked down Jan in Nelson. The labyrinth at Castle Hill was no more and Jan had moved on, concentrating on her web and design business, Avoca Design.

Heather took over the material on the website from Jan, which at that stage covered ten labyrinths. From the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator, run by Jeff Saward, we knew there were 18 labyrinths listed but the lists did not overlap. We then built the new site, using Jan's lovingly collected material where we had not yet visited a labyrinth and adding our own material where we had. Jeff has provided a great deal of assistance on finding labyrinths and old mazes and we in turn have told him about new ones.

It's a work in progress as new labyrinths are added and others fade. It's a great joy to visit labyrinths as we travel in New Zealand, for Tony to make images and for us to make new friends in the labyrinth world. Heather became the New Zealand Regional Representative for Veriditas in May 2012 and for The Labyrinth Society in August 2012.

We've started finding mazes as we travel and we are both drawn to sacred sites in an evolving journey you can see on our Koru Bridge website. If you have or know of any labyrinth or mazes in New Zealand that we haven't yet added, please be in touch.

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Koru Bridge
P.O. Box 70
Hanmer Springs, 7360
New Zealand

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