There have been very many people who have contributed and gave encouragement to get this concept presented.
Initially and foremost to my family Piri and Jamie for tolerating my detached focus in completing to my satisfaction the written presentation of these ideas. My friend Brian Powers, psychologist of Minneapolis, and summer resident of New Zealand, for having the vision to see the practicality and widespread potential of the concept and encouraging the final completion. Maria Schoeller, research student from Vienna, bicycling tourist in New Zealand, who gave of her holiday time to edit and offer valuable suggestions. Stephen Rees of Vancouver and Nelsonians Emily Sanson-Rejois of the Kenbe La Foundation, Rob Beaglehole and Paul Lundberg who have all contributed and encouraged improving the draft document. My friend Jonas Peyer, Sursee, Switzerland, for his considered response and support. For my friend Jim Batson, counsellor, Nelson, for completing a Masters Thesis at 74 yrs old and the inspiration I took from his paper. For the helpful internet advice of Anna Wilde, Nelson, and Dennis Maggard, trans Pacific sailor. For Mark Hanson, Frank Saxton, Barry Rosenberg Barry's Books, Greg Kyle, Markus Pfister (Rosenheim) and from Duesseldorf, Karin Voigtlaender for their unwavering friendship.
Finally I would like to acknowledge our experience of hosting, from all parts of the world, international backpackers in our private home Trampers Rest, Nelson. Over the past 21 years we have hosted probably in excess of 13,000 strangers and have not had a bad experience. It is testament to people’s response to being treated with respect, fairness and trust that they will live up to expectations and respond in kind. The experience of hosting so many strangers and having only positive experiences has reaffirmed my conviction that the UNCCP framework will be successful.