Why Raine loves the forest…

Why Raine loves the forest…

Raine, Year 11
Tenison Woods College

The forest to me is a place of peace and flow.

To the wind blowing into the pines to a butterfly landing gracefully like a ballerina.

I am grateful and appreciative to live in an area where our local Pine Forest are beautiful and breathtaking to explore.

The sun dancing on the fresh crisp dew on the pine needles to the glow of ghost mushrooms dark at night.

The Pine Forest isn’t a place to visit, it’s a place to discover, explore, and dream.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.