Story: Nelson region

Alternative lifestyle: Wholemeal Café notice board (2nd of 2)

Alternative lifestyle: Wholemeal Café notice board

The noticeboard at the entrance to the Wholemeal Café in Tākaka advertises yoga, meditation retreats, dance workshops and HANDS (How About No Dollar System) – a bartering system which allows people to exchange goods or services. In a small community like Tākaka where there are not many jobs, many people are self-employed and have sacrificed higher incomes for relaxing lifestyles.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Population and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015