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Te Wahi Ora Women’s Writing Weekends 2017

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The popular Te Wahi Ora Writing Weekends are back! Below are the dates for 2017. Our last writing weekend in June sold out so if you are interested in participating in one of these wonderful creative weekends please consider booking early for the November session.

Spend and enjoyable with like-minded women interested in creative writing. Share your thoughts and writing (optional) or write in companionable proximity. The focus of this weekend is making time and space for you to write.

These weekends are popular and space limited so please book in advance. All meals are provided and let us know when you book if you have any dietary requirements.

First Women’s Writing Weekend 2017
31st March – 2nd April

Second Women’s Writing Weekend 2017
30th June – 2nd July SOLD OUT (but we are operating a waiting list. Please inquire)

Third Women’s Writing Weekend 2017
10th November – 12th November (book now)


Please use the online Booking Form or email us to check availability.

Walk ‘n Talk ‘n Write WEEKEND

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Walking and Talking and Writing Weekend at Te Wahi Ora Women’s Retreat
28th – 30th April 2017

Companionship, Creativity and Inspiration (… and a bit of pampering. This weekend is about you. No dishes, no cooking and no housework)


We all gather on Friday 28th at Te Wahi Ora Women’s Retreat and share dinner provided by the retreat staff.


9.30am Saturday we gather for an inspirational and motivational session with Hillary your weekend facilitator.

Those who have decided to do a ‘Walk’n talk, are given picnic lunches and depart with Liz and Pat for a walk’n talk – arriving home around 2.30pm.   They have free time to shower, rest and perhaps even WRITE something about their walking experience.

Those who want to stay and Write are given picnic lunches and disappear to write, go to the beach, sleep or whatever. Hilary is available if anyone wants to talk.

At 5pm we ALL meet again for our debriefing. Those who walked may like to talk about what it was like for them and some may like to read what they have written. And of course those who stayed to Write for the day are invited to read or not as they wish.

We close the day with companionship, and laughter while we share a dinner lovingly prepared for you by the Te Wahi Ora Staff.


On Sunday, we meet again with Hilary for inspiration and again choose whether we will go for a ‘walk’n talk’ 10.30 a.m. – 1 pm.

We all meet for lunch at Te Wahi Ora. Our final sharing time is at the lunch table.

Folk depart at around 2.30 pm.

We have an ‘introductory price’ of $340.00 for the weekend. As with other Te Wahi Ora Women’s Retreat focus weekends space is limited so please book in advance.

(That amazing image of a rainbow captured over Lion Rock was taken by Fiona, a guest at Te Wahi Ora. Thank you Fiona!)

Please use the online Booking Form or email us to check availability.

Our new website

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Now that Te Wahi Ora Women’s Retreat is a Charitable Trust we decided it was time to retire the old, yet faithful, website. has been given a much needed update however we are still promoting our well established facilities, services and continued support for women.

The new website is hopefully more phone and tablet friendly. We have proof read it and proofed it again… but some pesky typos may still have slipped through. Any comments on the new site or content would be most welcome. Typos and grammar fumbles? Links that don’t go anywhere? Please do let us know so we can attend to it.
Positive comments are also welcome!

If you are reading this… Thank you for visiting the new Te Wahi Ora website!