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Who We Are

                             The Instigator!

Dennis  Palliser Worley.

    My story!

A happy semi rural childhood,horses  to ride and bush to play in the back padlocks,I was "good with his hands" according to Mom. Built a spear-gun ,snorkeling for Moki,life was carefree in the 1960s.

Dad gives me a book.......The Silent Spring .......and I realize we the people must protect the future.........governments cant!

    I become a nurseryman,restored a Model A ford and become a 'surfie' we travel around the unspoiled north island chasing the waves.{The longest wave in the world is at Raglan where I lost 2 teeth!

A winter working on the ski-fields of Ruapehu gave me a love of alpine plants,and after on the way home spent some time with the potter Barry Brickel."be the pot" he would say........mine would fly into peices off the wheel ...........a metaphor for my life maybe as I seem to be thrown into things! We loaded some clay into the sailing ship Fri,and a new adventure began.

The Fri people had sailed away from America because of the nuclear issues..........and our PM had just announced he was going to welcome US nuclear fleet to NZ.   6 months or so and Greenpeace NZ was born!   My memories could make a good film! We sailed to Great Barrier island and unloaded 2 houses by hand into a cutter to shore.   We headed north with the clay for the Bay of Islands but soon a large swell made half the crew sick,including  David the skipper! "Take down the yanky sail" Niomi said.  Not so easy,I remember holding on to the bowsprit as we reached the top of the waves 20ft from the water and again at the bottom of the trough as I looked through a hole in the safety net that I could fall through as water sprayed around my feet!    We got it down because we had to ........just as we must all change to save the world as it is.And Us!

I had sailed as a kid and the Fri re-inspired me,but I didn't like sailing at 6 knots! The NewZealand Whole Earth Catalog inspired me to contact David Barker ,painter,philosopher ,and catemaran builder.....and soon I was building a 12mtr cat!  Maungarongo........[bringer of peace].                                

Then the Waitamata city council decides it wants to build the biggest rubbish tip in the southern hemisphere in the bethels valley,discharging into the swamp I had canoed on as a teenager!  I was nominated on to the committee of Waitakere ranges protection society in 1973 and my activist life began in Ernest.  3 or 4 years later the tip and the council were gone! Wow you can win sometimes!  

 At the same time working with Greenpeace, the long fight for a Nuclear free NZ began.

Then by chance,I read a science fiction book called Heat...........about global Warming! I remember going to a Greenpeace committee meeting and insisting that everyone read it ...........and so another obsession began!  The committee felt we should continue to focus on the nuclear issue and work with project Jona to save the whales. I remember making the point that if the climate changes to be warmer many whales would become extinct,.............but we decided to focus on the nuclear issue!

   The first large US ship  was the Longbeach  a massive aircraft carrier!  I was in a tiny dingy,I remember taking photos with my fancy new SLR Pentax as she  zig-zaged with amazing agility side to side up the harbor,trying to avoid us.........the PEACE SQUADRON!.   

Suddenly I realized we where bumping down the side of the ship............and propellers came to mind!!!

So a course change till I was abeam her...........boats all around! ...I noticed a NZ navy    coming at speed directly astern..........surely  she s not trying to ram us!  oh yes she is! she hits us hard next to the pathetic Seagull outboard and we accelerate to twice our speed at least!  water comes aboard but I manage to grab her bow and lift her to the side............and we bump down the side of her too!!! shocked we bail out and someone   tows us ashore , my camera with those amazing photos ruined!

But 2013 ........they are in my head ,clear as a bell!

                   The point.............There is a cost to your convictions ,and doing what is right!

                         To be continued!


                  A             POEM   ...........Inspired   by the fact the the leader of the opposition in NZ got ridiculed in the media for apologizing on behalf of men  for our bad behavior!


                  I       WISH   TO   APOLOGIZE   SAY  SORRY   AND    THANK  YOU  !


I    wish to say Sorry.........to   ' Educated'    Leighton Listeners   

       For    penning  personal   Pathetic prose 

                                                                     in onomatopoeic  repetition

as I  uneducated in English

                                          Attempt to express my  simple emotional self ,,,  

In long  linked lines        OF LOVE


I wish to say sorry.........to my  Father

Long dead disrespected  DAD               Who said  'read this!'

                       I"Silent   Spring  " 

I  did!                              And realized  Rachael  Carson  ...Scientist..


Couldn't     Move Multinational     Government  controlling  ,  Worm  Killing  Corporations  !


      Only    Responsible     Middle  Class Masses Can  ! 



I Wish T o Say...........Thank You Father,


For another book   .......Which  told your story

OF  walking   through  snow............with your  PO  W       Mates

 Carrying your Old German Guards Gun.

                                                           Till he Died......Like  your Mate  ...From Cold !

So...I wish to Apologize ................For feeling      NO Grief   at your Wine Wasted Death


It took till 20           before Forgiveness    came   to Full that SEEKERS  Soul...

And Green Peace got my energy!


AND  NOW...as my 60s roll by and still I garden,......and Ideas still MOVE Me,

TO  ..........KNOWLEDGE>>>VOLITION>>>>ACTION    !       YET

The    Unknowable  Essence ' Within me.....Forms and Fights in my Mind

                  Within   the framework of   SCIENCE AND RELIGION MUST AGREE  !     AND

Exhortations .......That..........One should  avoid Party politics and Backbiting.....

UNITY   IN DIVERSITY ..........Swirling in my subconscious    !!!


SO I SAY..........Thank You..............For that Low Light.......

                       As I hack  my Track  up MY Mountain.....

I see Future People on the Peak........I Hear them SHOUT

                          "WHY CANT THEY SEE THE ROAD"

And build that Bridge........of .........SHARED RESOURCES.....

...OVER  THAT RIVER OF MATERIALISM  ..

                   

                        Anthropomorphic  Climate Change......CHASES me    Upward,


Straws of HOPE   Like Tussock..........Brake......

...........................Like Scientists and Friends  who fall

INto that  RIVER OF MATERIALISM     That  takes my own     TOO SHORT TIME   !!!

                          I hear  the future Voices  Saying  "That Steeping Stone to Sanity is So Obvious"

        

       SO I WISH TO SAY SORRY...............To to those future SOULS

That I couldn't    MOVE     The MORONIC     "MISCHIEVOUS MEDIA" 

So eloquently Articulated by the MASTER

Who's Massive 'Pertainant   Paragraphs"

                                                                         INSPIRED me      to push past 

YOUR GREAT    grandfathers    Exhortation

KNOWLEDGE     VOLITION       ACTION"                                    Into

                            The Crevasse  Of endless     ACTION

On the  Glacier of

                                       MY LIFE



This poem is best understood by   Baha''i' s


   

 

Why Us?

IIts a fair question...

Why should you spend what you may regard as your precious time reading the thoughts of a Kiwi Conservationist and perhaps some of your hard earned money buying any products for sale!

Well I have been thinking

about this and I feel I can almost call myself a  Kaumatua in Conservation in NZ { not yet a Rangatira] so I do have a little wisdom to pass on ....anyway  its a good story.........and why do you buy organic food etc?

You buy organic food etc because its good for you and the planet and it makes you feel like you can make a difference.

The same principal applys  to transport ....we need to use and promote the most sustainable ways to move ourselves and goods!

The first question should always be.....

Do I need to go,and do really need to buy this?

So  we walk ,cycle ,Ecycle ,and use public transport first.

I would like you to ask yourself .......

Can I build a safe Ebike /cyclecar/trike/etc for myself and friends?

If you haven't got the skills try to get them.....and if you cant......buy the smallest lightest vehicle you can.

Buy Organic Transport!