Just over the summit of the Kaimai Ranges,
as you’re headed to Hamilton from Tauranga, is a small almost unnoticed
lay-area that conceals a natural fresh water spring. With the road on one side
and native New Zealand bush on the other, a pipe is linked to the ground and
from it fresh water flows.
There has been substantial rainfall
recently and the pipe can’t contain the volume of water coming from this
natural purifier and it bubbles up from the rocks around it.
Beautiful crisp, cold, clear water.
Uncaptured, it runs off to join a stream
and make its way to the ocean.
Meanwhile almost a 1000 million people
worldwide have no access to clean-water.
How lucky I am to have been born in
this beautiful, abundant country.