Changing South: One day at Riverside
The second instalment in a series Newsroom is running about life in the South Island looks at a unique way of life that has flourished near Motueka for almost 80 years.
At Riverside they don’t much care for the word ‘commune’. They prefer ‘intentional community’.
Around 60 people live on the 200 hectare property near Motueka - a unique way of life that has flourished for almost 80 years.
This summer, Newsroom is featuring the work of renowned Christchurch documentary-maker Gerard Smyth.
In this series, called ‘Changing South’, Smyth looks at life in the South Island – the people, the places and how events like the Christchurch earthquake have had a lasting impact. In this video, Smyth takes us through the Riverside community. Could you live here?
Credible information is crucial in a crisis.
The pandemic is pushing us into an unknown and uncertain future. As the crisis unfolds the need for accurate, balanced and thorough reporting will be vital. Newsroom’s team of journalists is working hard to bring you the facts but, now more than ever, we need your support.
Reader donations are critical to what we do. If you can help us, please click the button to ensure we can continue to provide quality independent journalism you can trust.