Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre. A trust based in Auckland which uses music as a therapy for disabled children:  Also see

Music therapy centre welcomes new superstar patron

Tuesday, 16 August 2005, 9:35 am
Press Release: Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre

SUPERSTAR PATRON: International singing sensation Hayley Westenra (right) is a new patron of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in Auckland. She is pictured with fellow patron Boh Runga (left) and centre co-founder Hinewehi Mohi during a visit to check out the centre’s facilities last weekend. She is a wonderful singer, and is the founder of the Trust. Robina donates part of the proceeds from The Gift of Mamaku to the trust which helped Mali so much. Also see Bic Runga’s website.

Something Good (Bic Runga song)

Something Good (Bic Runga song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She is a supporter of the trust:

Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Alverno Retreat – accommodation for disabled persons
– Waikanae, hostess Sylvia Irwin

Bed and breakfast Hosts in the far North,  Simon and Maureen Petricevich. At Ngataki, Aupouri Peninsula. Very kind to Robina on her book tour! Highly recommended.

Eutopia Press

Websites of other books published by Eutopia Press: (A fantasy trilogy by Peter Harris) (a book of ‘Moments of natural beauty and supernatural inspiration’)

Cafe Eutopia (a sculptural organic cafe and meetingplace)

Robina’s HEALING LINKS: Walter Last, well-known natural medicine practitioner and scientist. From his website: Walter Last has devoted many years of research and knowledge into compiling this huge body of
information on health and healing.
Take your time searching through the various categories to find the relevant information
for your particular health issue/s.
The effort will be rewarding. (chinese acupuncturist) (Osteopathy clinic) Peter Harris started this service since ebooks have become the growing thing.  Gift of Mamaku now being uploaded to Kindle and Smashwords!  Gary Cook’s blog about Close encounters of the faery kind. A children’s book with  illustrations by Robina.

John O’Neill, Irish author living in New Zealand. This is robina’s review of his novel, Children of the Cromlech:

I found the story well written with each character deeply interwoven with the other. They each struggle with their life’s path and spiritual journey, eventually finding their place of healing. Mary’s life was turned about by her encounter with Father Joseph.Father Joseph was the most involved character and I began to wonder if the author John is the priest, as he understands a great deal about the politics, personalities and workings within the Catholic church. Joseph is a caring man with deep, unwavering convictions which eventually lead him out of the Catholic church. At first his mother is deeply shocked over this, but finds her healing in the possibility that she may one day become a grandmother.I cried when the stone Martin was working on was revealed. I felt very deeply the pain of Joseph’s mother and other women whose babies were buried in the grove. Martin, raised in an atheist home, becomes strongly aware of spirit as he hears the voices of children in the grove. He was also traumatised by the war and in particular the killing of a German soldier, who could easily have killed him but chose not to.The story is intensly believable. It is honest, compassionate and heartfelt – at times even heartbreaking. I loved this story and connected most with Father Joseph and his mother.

John has helped Robina with research into her latest story, working title Falling. It’s a time-lapse novel set in medieval Ireland and modern New Zealand.


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