Mike O'Donnell the Water Man from Paeroa

Interviewed by Tim LynchApril 27, 2011
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Hear his greetings of goodwill and tears, how indigenous peoples respond to water that nourishes our living planet PapaTuanuku our sustainer.

Though the Earth is in trouble, it is we humans who need healing. Our planet, though continually abused, sings us awake every morning by birdsong, and flowers opening.

We are the water carriers, water vessels shaped as clay, and as man and woman, we need to come back together to coalesce in aroha.

Mike has a local river called Tara ariki, passing by his house, this is his connection. Where once gold and silver miners polluted these arteries, Mike has been the river's advocate -- one man's journey to stand for the creeks, rivers and streams for 25 years, to clean up what are sacred waters.

As an avid clay worker, he uses this medium to express his connection with Mother Earth and the beings that share this world.

A passionate man calls to reconnect with the water and the song in our being -- and the water outside our being -- and become one with the great cycle of existence with family and community.

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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