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Summer Working Bee

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - December 15 @ 2:00 pm


Our Solstice Working Bees are such a great part of our schedule. It is a lovely opportunity to come together as a community and share in our combined energy and skills to work on the land, in the gardens and around the buildings. Most of the work is outdoors and there is always a need for a team in the kitchen. After all our hard work together we also have a wonderful celebration of the Solstice together.

Your Working Bee includes..

The weekend is a wonderful exchange of your love and energy for two nights shared accommodation, three delicious vegetarian meals each day, meet new friends, be a part of a community and work on lots of fun projects.

Weekend schedule:

4pm-6pm Arrive, settle-in, assign work
6pm-7pm Dinner and connecting (6pm Blessing)
7pm Welcome circle

7am-7.30am Light stretch in Octagon
7.30am-8.30am Breakfast, clean-up, be dressed and ready for work
8.55am-9.30am Circle – listening to Bells (Octagon)
9.30am-11.30am WORK
11.30am-12pm Morning tea picnics (out on site)
12pm-1.30pm WORK
1.30pm-2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm-4pm WORK
5pm-6pm Dinner
6pm Seasonal ritual – this may be outside (wrap up warm)
9pm Quiet and rest

7am-7.30am Light stretch in Octagon
7.30am-8.30am Breakfast, clean-up, be dressed, pack up rooms and be ready for work
8.55am-9.30am Circle for all – listening to Bells (Octagon)
9.30am-12 noon WORK and clean-up
12 noon Closing Gratitude Circle and finger food dining room


December 13 @ 4:00 pm
December 15 @ 2:00 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
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+64 7 866 8972
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Mana Retreat Centre Team
07 866 8972
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Bookings will be available on June 24, 2024


Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration; please note our cancellation policy :

  • A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
  • A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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