In Tīrau, New Zealand, I discovered a ‘Castle For Sale’, which no one else seems to want. However, this Castle is PERFECT for my biggest Vision. The fact that it is half finished is perfect for me, as I can make it my own-styled, Walk-in, 3D Experience.
Actually, when I first visited Castle Pamela two years ago, the castle appeared to plead with me to ‘Help it’. Little did I know how much help this iconic Castle needs, as the other option is for a developer to demolish it for twenty-five house sections. Personally, I find the idea of destroying such an iconic building abhorrent, especially as I had recently witnessed the Tugun Castle’s fate.
For thirty-six years I have been working on my Mission, from a vision I received when I was on the edge of death in 1983, but was told,“You have to stay alive, because you have work to do”. This iconic Castle (or something similar but I can’t imagine anything so perfect) is required to fulfill my Mission. (Maybe I need to go to England?)
Tirau’s Castle would become a Sanctuary of Inspiration and Learning, with guest speakers and workshops, and be of benefit to the local community, tourism, South Waikato, New Zealand and our Planet. Tīrau sounds like “Teeee-ro” with the ‘au’ shortened. In the Māori language, ‘Tīrau’ means ‘Place of many cabbage trees.’
Tīrau, originally named Oxford, is a delightful, quaint, arty, country town and is the hub between the tourist hot-spots: Hobbiton Matamata (20km), and the Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua (52km), Mount Maunganui Cruise Terminal and Tauranga (58km, 44 minutes), Cambridge (32km), other closer small country towns, Hamilton City (56km), and a bit further out-Lake Taupo (98km) and Waitomo Caves (94km). Plus Auckland, with 1.6 million people, is 2 hrs-30 minutes away.
So, it is well placed in the centre of the North Island. However, securing this property will truly be a miracle, as, being an artist – like many other artists, I really need a patron or philanthropic person’s help. For what the property is, it is not expensive. If you are interested in assisting me in this vision, I have a book on my Castle intentions for you to ponder.
The South Waikato District Council love my proposal, and I hope you will too.
I have been collecting ‘Medieval’ chattels and wares for thirty-six years and have four shipping containers worth of art works and ‘Medieval’ furniture (theatrical only – much of which I have made myself), also shop stock and fittings and much more – all ready to move straight in and get going.