This episode airs on Nov. 29, 2020 at 4pm Pacific Time (In New Zealand that is on Nov. 30 at 1pm NZST)
Guest Bill Hohepa - Season 1 Episode 12
My next guest on the Awake TV Network is legendary Maori fisherman, Bill Hohepa, who also happens to be my dad.
I always remember him telling me that when you do a job you love you'll never work a day in your life, which is exactly what he did. Bill has spent the last 40+ years creating the personality that is Bill Hohepa, best known for his fishing videos, TV shows, advertisements, fishing articles, Camp Hohepa trips and his annual Maori Fishing Calendar...in short, doing what he loves.
A few years ago he was awarded the Queen's medal of honour for his services to recreational fishing which was a wonderful celebration of his life long passion.
Whenever I'm out with him, I can't think of a time when someone hasn't come up to shake his hand, called out 'Gidday Bill!" or "Kia ora Bill!". If we're out driving in his truck which has his famous Bill Hohepa logo on it, his fans always honk and wave. What's so great about Bill, is that people feel like he's their friend even if they've never met him. His trademark eyebrows, unmistakable moustache, shorts, jandals and can do attitude, all add to this kiwi legend's charismatic personality.
But, it is also what Bill has given back that has given him the most personal joy. He began 'Camp Hohepa', to give underprivileged children a few days away fishing, teaching them new skills and experiences, but essentially inspiring them with a passion for life out in Nature.
In this interview we talk fishing, the sea, Bill's career, his latest adventures as well as a joke here and there. I suggest you share this link to anyone with a love for fishing because Bill gives a lot of practical tips and demonstrations in this interview.
About This Series:
The ancients and indigenous people have always believed that water is a living being. Scientists tell us that water came from meteorites making it an alien substance. What do we really know about it? This channel gives Water a voice and a platform to reveal it's incredible ability to respond to human consciousness as well as its environment. What will it say? How does it see us? What can it teach us and is it alive? I will cover topics that interweave water with science, art and spirituality, gently teasing open the veil of mystery surrounding the element that is WATER.
About Veda Austin:
Veda Austin is a New Zealand water researcher, author, artist and mother of three. She is of part Maori descent, and her tribe affiliation is Tainui. Her father is famous Maori fisherman, Bill Hohepa, well known for his TV shows, fishing videos and Maori fishing calendar. It seems that a passion for all things water runs through the family.
Professionally, Veda works as a water researcher establishing the characteristics of 'healthy' water. Her methods go well beyond a typical lab report which mostly provide evidence of what's IN water, but reveal no information of the actual Water itself. She says common methods of water analysis are similar to reading a blood test and believing you know everything about that person from the results.
Veda discovered that there are clearly defined recurring patterns in ice that define spring water from tap water and healthy water from sick water. She has recorded hundreds of examples, and her groundbreaking discoveries are fast becoming a hot topic within the new science of water.
Personally, Veda has spent nearly a decade photographing water in a ‘state of creation’, the state between liquid and ice that she believes is responsive to consciousness. Veda views this important phase from three perspectives. Scientifically, water is becoming a liquid crystal, artistically, water is free to design, and from a spiritual level, water enters a phase of fluidity between space and time, and is in a place of ‘becoming’. Her technique is called Collective Molecular Photography (CMP) and captures macroscopic photos of water 'responding' to a variety of influences within a crystallographic medium. With well over 10,000 evidential images of water co-creating with consciousness, her work although hard to comprehend, cannot be disregarded. This communion with Water is evident in her latest book, ‘The Secret Intelligence of Water.’
Veda's passion for water extends out of the freezer and into primary schools where she donates time teaching water science and cleverly intertwines it with art projects. She loves to reconnect children to the living water systems inside and outside of their bodies, believing that the 'tamariki' (children) are the water bearers of the future. She also spends a lot of time doing interviews and podcasts where she shares her findings and inspiring perspectives.
Learn more about Veda Austin and watch her Series Introduction video here: https://www.awaketvnetwork.com/shows-veda-austin