News 03-23

Branch News – Sunday 22 January

Week 3, 2023

Events in brief (*details further down)

This week to Sunday 29 January 2023

  • All quiet on the home front….

Over the Next Months:

  • Branch Committee meets on Thursday 9 February at 5:30 pm.
  • AGM of HB Branch.  Saturday 18 March at 3pm

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In 9 weeks, we have our AGM on Sat 18 March, when one of tasks is to approve the Branch’s financial budget for 2023.  This will depend on what our goals and projects are for this year. 

  • What do you, as a member of the Branch want to see happen, whether for yourself personally, or for a group of members, or for the public of Hawkes Bay. 
  • How are we able to help our locality or region and the people thereof?  
  • Discuss with your group or with friends the possibilities that you envisage and let us know.
  • Be prepared to introduce and discuss your idea or project at our AGM.

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Committee – new members

The Committee asks active members to consider either becoming or nominating someone to be a member of the Committee of Hawkes Bay Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in New Zealand.

For details of the Committee’s responsibilities see: 
Information Sheet - Anthroposophy in Hawkes Bay (

If you are interested, please write a letter of nomination signed by

  • the nominee, and
  • two proposers who are (financial) members.


to be sent/emailed as an attachment to the Chair - preferably before 1 March – so that it can be included in the AGM Agenda; but nominations can be sent or handed to the Chairman at any time before the meeting begins on Saturday 18 March at 3 pm..

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Personal Details

At the beginning of the year is a good to ensure that your personal details on our website contact list for communication is correct.  Go to our website and log in with your email and check your postal address and your phone/mobile especially if you have decided to ditch your landline recently.  If you change your email address you may need to connect me directly and I may have to make a new entry as the email is the key element. 
If you have any problem with this please contact Robin at

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Old Testament and Art Course

An invitation to gain an Esoteric Understanding of the Old Testament

As given by Rudolf Steiner and Emil Bock

Lecture and discussion with Cleone Armon,
followed by a painting exercise with Margaret-Mary Farr.

Term1 commences with the age of the First Kings – Saul, David and Solomon.
The twelve tribes are united, and Israel becomes great. 
After Solomon the Kingdom breaks up,
and the two remaining tribes are guided onward by the great Prophets.

Term 2: we see how the descent of Christ is finally prepared.
There are fierce battles in heaven and on earth.
Christ comes into the body of Jesus in the baptism in the Jordan, but takes three years to fully penetrate into it.

Cost: $253 per term.

Online or in person at Manawa Studio, Hastings.

Tuesday 9 am to 12 noon, commencing 14 February 202

Enquiries: or 027 248 4193.

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Creating Space Festival

Florian Roger writes:

“Please find attached (below) a poster and a link to a Free Festival called

Creating Space

happening next Saturday 28th January from 9 am-3 pm

at Anderson Park Napier,

and also in 12 locations around New-Zealand simultaneously:

The 3 core values are:
- Self-sustainability
- Zero-waste / Conscious consumption
- Giving without expecting to receive

Eventually, this event with its organisation, conditions and principles leads towards a sense of imagination, of truth and of responsibility, which is an interesting and great kernel all throughout the country.”

Posted: Sun 22 Jan 2023