Main image


  • $975.00 donated
  • 20 generous donors

To purchase a tipi for use as an outdoor classroom

Main image

As part of our learning experience for our outdoor holiday and after school activities we have been using two very old (over 50yrs) scout/army style tents. However after a several years of being exposed to the elements, they are now beyond repair. Our wish list has included a Tipi or yurt from which to base our activities and to extend to hosting overnight stays for our wonderful volunteers.

Jaia Tipis make a 5 metre tipi that would suit our needs perfectly. Jaia Tipis are New Zealand made!

We have just learned of a friend selling one in as new condition, including floor and potbelly fire for less than half the cost of a new one!! Naturally we would love to take advantage of such a great deal and provide a new welcoming space for our next holiday programme beginning 16 April 2018.

To find out more about our programmes please visit or view our new website

Thank you for helping us achieve this goal!!

Use of Funds:

To pay for tipi, poles, floor and fireplace, any excess we raise will go towards maintenance products

Page created by:

Teacher in the Paddock is A LIVING PLACE that connects communities with healthier holistic ways of being and living.

Teacher in the Paddock is a lifestyle project operated by Kevin Powell a primary teacher with a love for animals and a sustainable lifestyle, and Jane,a gardening guru who shares her wealth of knowledge about food. Our aim is to foster the connection we feel to nature through understanding where our food comes from and what it does to us. We also host workshops in topics such as culturing, fermenting, cheese-making and other life giving foods.

Situated in Papamoa, Bay of Plenty on a small lifestyle block, Kevin and Jane host community group and school visits, run workshops on making cheese, sourdough and sauerkraut, keffir water, kombucha, yoghurt, creme fraiche, and dripping. Jane teaches about edible weeds, the reasons for probiotic foods and gut health and more.

For our school groups, kindergarten children and early childhood centers, they experience the wonder of milking our house cows, feeding chickens and learning about composting, worm farming and growing our food.

  • $975.00 donated
  • 20 generous donors

$975 donated



This cause page was created on 14 Mar 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 14 Apr 2018.

Donor Confidence Key  

  • Givealittle moderated
  • Donor validated
  • New Zealand registered charity
  • Eligible for tax credit

Concerned? Report this page

The link has been copied


Donor Confidence Key

Givealittle moderation

Givealittle values the importance of an informed decision when making a donation. We check to make sure that adequate information is provided to donors and that pages comply with our terms and conditions. Pages are not browseable nor searchable until moderated and donor validated. For more information, check out this support article.

Donor validation

A page becomes donor validated when it receives donations from at least three different sources. Pages are not browseable nor searchable until moderated and donor validated. For more information, check out this support article.

New Zealand registered charity

Is registered with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), Charity Services (formerly Charities Commission) as a charity.

Tax credit eligibility

Has been granted 'donee status' by Inland Revenue (IRD). Donors to a page with tax credit eligibility may be able to apply for a tax credit.