Posts Tagged ‘Mountain Spirit’

Is wearing a mask passé?

06/07/2022
Queenstown, NZ , where are all the masks?

Sound Canons Used Against New Zealand Citizenry

02/07/2022

By Randall Richards, Mountain Spirit Media
In a recent piece by Oscar Francis of the Otago Daily Times he reports that,
“Police have confirmed sound cannons were deployed against protesters at the Parliament occupation in Wellington earlier this year. A document released under the Official Information Act (OIA) revealed two long-range acoustic devices (LRADs) were deployed on the last day of the protest, March 2″…. (read the rest of the article here)
The article has a few “inaccuracies”. The first statement that contradicts what eyewitnesses experienced is in the second sentence of the piece where LRADs were only deployed on the last day of the protest. One facilitator/administrator at the protest stated seeing the devices starting around mid-way through the protest. Two teachers from Geraldine also reported seeing the devices well before the March 2 date stated above. Additionally, nurses and a doctor at the protest’s medical tent reported people presenting with burns and hearing issues. These signs and symptoms were also reported at similar protests in Australia.
The second misrepresentation presented in Francis’ article states, Police “clashed with crowds of protesters who lit fires and threw cobblestones.” Two independent eyewitnesses who I interviewed, who were immediately next to the tents said that the people lighting the tent/s on fire and adding fuel to the fire/s “were definitely new to the protest grounds, and wore black masks, similar to what Antifa protestors wear.”

Dan Murphy of Queenstown, NZ, supplied these stills from his video of the devices being used on protestors in Wellington during the protest against mandates.

long-range acoustic device set up at the nation’s capital in New Zealand. Image Credit: Dan Murphy
Detailed image of police using a long-range acoustic device on protestors in Wellington New Zealand. Image Credit: Dan Murphy

This last image, from Tactical Solutions’ webpage shows their LRAD product, which presumably supplies the New Zealand Police Force. The page’s opening statement reads “used by police forces for non-lethal and non-kinetic crowd control, as a defensive deterrent and for protestor management.”

Tactical Solutions’ webpage, somewhat hidden on their website, on the LRAD

I’ve also interviewed a number of people in my local community who were adversely affected by these devices. After having returned home after the protest, there were reports of tinnitus, headaches, exhaustion and disorientation. This author certainly has tinnitus as well, which could be attributable to these acoustic devices.

John McLean and Lynda Wharton Speak in Wanaka, NZ to Sellout Crowd

14/05/2022
Book By Ron Asher, Published by Tross Publications

By Randall Richards,
Mountain Spirit Media
Publisher and owner of Tross Publishing, John McLean, as well as The Health Forum NZ founder, Lynda Wharton, both spoke to a sellout crowd of close to two-hundred people here in Wanaka, New Zealand last Wednesday the 11th of May, 2022. Audience members came from throughout the south island to hear Mr. McLean deliver a spirited talk based on the book, Jab in the Dark, by Ron Asher, which focuses on New Zealand’s misdirected policies on Covid-19 and the Government’s official line that the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective. This author interviewed Mr. McLean prior to the event and you’ll be able to hear the interview once posted here on this blog.

Lynda Wharton of The Health Forum, NZ, and posters of just a fraction of the vaccine injured New Zealanders

Later in the evening Lynda presented an emotional installation of large posters hanging on stage’s backdrop, each one with someone’s picture and details about their vaccine injuries, ranging from numbness, miocarditis to death.
The event was organised in the main, by Kaz von Heraud-Parker, (Wanaka NZ) with special staging help from her husband Greg and Joel Van Riel of Hawea, NZ. A number of other local volunteers helped at the event. They were brought together within the community over the past 18 months thorugh the mandates imposed by the New Zealand government, that forced many to lose their jobs, including local Dr. Mark Edmond who was a praticing partner of Aspiring Medical Centre. Another doctor of neuro science who also lost her position, attended the event. Thousands throughout New Zealand lost access to their work, had to permently close their businesses, lost access to government buildings, restuarants and even hair-cutting establishments because of their choice to not get the “vaccine” when the govenment installed a “traffic light” system.
Says Kaz of the evening, “I’m really pleased we had a successful event that created a space for free speech. Thanks to our speakers for magically appearing, and to those that traveled from all over the South Island to take part.” Baked goods were on sale as a fundraiser, and a table of Tross Publications’ books were available for sale after the event. For further information on Tross Publications try : https://trosspublishing.co.nz

For futher information on The Health Forum NZ, which is a clearinghouse house for reporting vaccine injuries and helps find legal support for those injured from the injection, affected by workplace mandate, or were declined a medical exemption, go to: https://t.me/covaxnz/ . You can also reach her by email at thehealthforumnz@protonmail.com The Health Forum NZ’s Facebook account has taken down. Lynda is Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Health Researcher, Author, Journalist and Public Speaker.

This event was significant in a few aspects. Firstly, it was held in a publicly owned space in which most of the attendees were not permitted a few months ago because of their choice not to take the “vaccine”. Secondly, there was not one mask to be seen in the close to 200 audience members. Thirdly, it was probably one of the larger indoor gatherings since the Wellington protests of like-minded, (or shall we say, open-minded) people in New Zealand, a coming together again of, the tribe.

Editor’s Note:
You can find out more about Randall Richards, & Mountain Spirit Media at www.mtnspirit.nz/msm
Mountain Spirit Institute is a US 501-c-3 non-profit in the US
Mountain Spirit NZ is an off-grid retreat centre based near Wanaka, NZ

Fulfilling our Mission, and Our Passion

15/08/2020

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Before lock-down, here on the South Island of New Zealand, we were quite busy renting out our accommodation to AirBnB guests from all over the world. We enjoyed meeting people from Italy to the US, from China to India. Since lock-down, we’ve been gettingIMG_8761 - Copy copy bookings from individuals and families here in New Zealand, who want a “digital detox”, or to reset their perspective on life. There’s a huge demand for going within, and reconnecting with one’s self, with others and with nature. Humbly, I think we do that well here at Mountain Spirit. We’ve been at it for a while and are excited to share our space and experience. Amanda offers wonderful and centering YinYoga classes. Randall offers re-connection through “solo’s”, sailing and other experiential activities. Randall worked with Outward Bound for many years, then a mountain guide in South America for Alpine Ascents International, leading climbers up peaks in Peru, Argentina and Ecuador and has landed in New Zealand. Amanda has studied yoga most of her life, and spent some months in India practicing and learning. She most recently has been training under Sarah Powers. Come join IMG_8794 copyus if you’re so inclined to dive into your inner world. We’re at mtnspirit.nz

 

 

 

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Slowdown Post #13: “Hayice” Climbing!

13/08/2020

20200513_120509 copyDuring lockdown Level 4, we eyed the farmer’s hay bales, the next field over, and received permission to take ice axes and crampons to them “as long as we didn’t tip any over on us”. It was remarkably realistic climbing except the occasional piece of straw in your boot and of course the warmth! Who knows, maybe it will catch on. It’s a great way to get a pump, and practice your skills. When growing up in New Hampshire, I took for granted the ice climbs that were 10-15 minutes’ walk from the car, Frankenstein Cliff’s in the White Mountains, come to mind, or smaller local climbs hidden in the woods near Sunapee. In New Zealand, you’ll need a full day’s approach by ski touring into Wye Creek, or Black Peak here in Wanaka to see any ice. No driving to the ice fall or belaying off the bumper here!

Slowdown Post #12: Apple Press v 1.0

12/08/2020

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Jess and Conner rev up for our first round of cider making. This version had a few design flaws that was solved with our later version, which you’ll see soon. Mainly we had to beef up the cross beams because of the incredible amount of pressure exerted by the Toyota car jack. I also used sheets of thick steel for  the top compressor plate, and bottom drainage plate. We did away with the Mitre 10 bucket, replacing it with a cut-off from some large thick culvert drainage pipe from a building site.  It’s white and looks great. Since it was an offcut, it hadn’t been in the ground yet, so is usable for making cider. The storage contain top also has been replace by the beefy sheet of steel, also courtesy of the same building site, used with permission of course. @purenewzealand #newzealand #wanaka #lovewanaka #mountainspirit

Slowdown Post #11: Working with Micro Hydro Power

10/08/2020

Conner at Intake

Our micro hydro intake with the first layer of cement anchoring in place. Notice the newly installed anchor points for the next layer of anchoring material. This intake still has no water passing over the stream bed yet, which makes it easy to work in the stream bed. Otherwise one would have to divert the water while pouring cement.  We’ll just have to wait on Mother Nature.  This is 60 meters above the the turbine back at our house, and we’re about 600 meters away, so it’s quite a bit of pipe to lay down.We have  also use masonry bolts and chain to anchor the cement better into the stream bed. The chain runs through the hardened cement, leading to the bolts which are place on the large rocks in the stream bed. Hopefully that will keep the intake in place for years to come.   @purenewzealand #newzealand #wanaka #mountainspirit

Slowdown Post #10: Sweet chestnuts

09/08/2020

Jess

Sweet chestnuts are part of the bounty at Mountain Spirit during lockdown. North America saw a blight that eliminated the sweet chestnut tree from the whole continent, although through the American Chestnut Foundation, a blight resistant tree is growing. A friend of mine, John Herrington, was the executive director for a them, and I learned a little through his efforts in the early stages some years ago. Congratulations go to the foundation for doing a great job in the states. I look forward to learning more about their success in bringing the tree back.
So we feel extra grateful for these little roasters on the wood stove during the cold evenings.

Sweet chestnuts don’t keep very long, and we’re still experimenting on ways to preserve them over the winter months. Ground up into a flour, it’s great for baking, and of course, roasted on a stovetop or wood stove, they’re the best. IMAGE: Courtesy of Jessica, who helped us while woofing during lockdown.
@purenewzealand #newzealand #wanaka #lovewanaka #mountainspirit

Lockdown/Slowdown Post #9: Drying Berries!

06/08/2020

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Rosehips and Hawthorne berries dry in the autumn sun. Pick before a frost and dry the rosehips berries, then use a food processor to break them up to make a tea very high in vitamin C. You have to watch out when picking rosehips as they have little stickers on them that can stick you! Use gloves and pick as many as you can. When making the tea, just steep and filter after grinding, then add a bit of honey.
#purenewzealand #newzealand #wanaka #lovewanak #mountainspirit

Lockdown/Slowdown Post #8: Micro Hydro Install

05/08/2020

 Drilling holes into a perfectly good micro-hydro intake box! Conner, our helper and wonderful person during lockdown helps me add anchor points which will help hold the micro hydro intake to the stream bed. It will take two pours of concrete to hold the intake in place, not to mention some bolts and chains anchored from big rocks in the stream bed, going under the cement. Only a 100 yr flood event will take this out.. if that we hope!

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