Save Golden Bay Dunes members get crafty


Golden Bay residents with their gods eyes.
Golden Bay residents with their gods eyes.

MEMBERS of the Save Golden Bay Dunes are choosing to stay upbeat and maintain a connection with each other and nature despite part of the dunes already being flattened.

Bree Zikmundovsky ran a craft workshop at Golden Bay foreshore to make ‘gods eyes’ to place along paths around the dunes for protection.

“It is something I wanted to do, being Mental Health Week also; being creative is very therapeutic,” she said.

“It’s about connecting with nature which is just so good for your mental wellbeing; people just can’t walk away their blues in a shopping centre.

“Being around nature clears your mind and brings calm.”

She said the gods eyes are traditionally made in New Mexico.

“They are symbolic of the all-seeing eye and people make them to place along walking paths for protection of the land and the people who walk those paths,” she said.

“My friend Daz also made some smudge sticks for cleansing of the area.”

Ms Zikmundovsky said she got the inspiration after teaching yoga at a retreat in Halls Head for cancer patients.

“It was a day retreat for mums of children with cancer,” she said.

“Making the gods eyes was something nice that helped take all their stresses away.”

Another resident, Hermie Bouchier, said she loved the community spirit in Golden Bay on the day.

“Myself, husband John and son Shay have been here five years,” she said.

“It’s welcoming and beautiful; my community is very important to me.”

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