havelock north


School of Radiant Living

  • School of Radiant Living

    The School of Radiant Living was a movement active in New Zealand from the late 1930s until the late 1980s. Founder Dr Herbert Sutcliffe taught a holistic philosophy of physical, psychological and spiritual health.

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  • Page 2 – Herbert Sutcliffe

    Biography of the founder of the School of Radiant Living in New Zealand

  • Page 4 – Peloha

    'On yonder hill you will pitch your tent' prophesied the daughter of Golden Dawn founder Robert Felkin to Herbert Sutcliffe, as she pointed towards Te Mata Peak.

  • Page 5 – The Havelock work

    Havelock North has long been a centre of 'alternative thought' or liberal theology in New Zealand.

Major town south-east of Hastings, Havelock North is the urban centre of Hawke’s Bay’s wine country. Havelock North was founded by the government in the late 1860 to provide land for small farmers and working-class settlers. Like other towns in the region, its growth was restricted by large pastoral stations on its fringes. The first orchards appeared in the 1870s, but they were not common until the early 20th century. Bernard Chambers established the first vineyard in 1892. Subdivision of pastoral land from 1898 enabled the town to expand.

Meaning of place name
The township was named after British general Sir Henry Havelock to commemorate his role in suppressing a rebellion against British power in India.