Changing South

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? 

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