At Riverside they don’t much care for the word ‘commune’. They prefer ‘intentional community’.

Around 60 people live on the 200 hectare property near Motueka – a unique way of life that has flourished for almost 80 years.

This summer, Newsroom is featuring the work of renowned Christchurch documentary-maker Gerard Smyth.

In this series, called ‘Changing South’, Smyth looks at life in the South Island – the people, the places and how events like the Christchurch earthquake have had a lasting impact. In this video, Smyth takes us through the Riverside community. Could you live here? 

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