Permaculture in New Zealand's mission is to act as a national hub in promoting and empowering permaculture education, activism and advocacy in Aotearoa NZ.

Our website aims to help people interested in and practicing permaculture within Aotearoa to keep in touch and share information.

If you're new to the concept of permaculture and its strategies, the principles and ethics are a good starting point.

Permaculture Co-Founder Bruce Charles "Bill" Mollison Died Today

I just heard that the wise, passionate old man of permaculture, Bill Mollison, passed away today (24 September 2016) in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. I am in shock, and have already shed tears for Bill's passing. This is, perhaps, the greatest loss to Spaceship Earth since the death of Buckmister Fuller in 1983. Graham Bell has published a tribute at Permaculture.co.uk.

R.I.P. Bill Mollison

I have just heard the terrible news that Bill Mollison has passed over. This website has been created to collate memories and stories of the great man


Sleep with your ancestors Bill. May you rest in peace, knowing in your passing that your legacy grows each day.

Thank you.

Reinventing Bioregions

I am pondering whether to stick with our current set of bioregions for the rebuild of this website.
Wikipedia says that a bioregion is intermediate between an ecozone and an ecosystem.
Various branches of life and earth science define "bioregion" differently. In the WWF list, New Zealand is one complete bioregion. In another classification, the entire world only has seven bioregions.

The Thirteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC13)

(posted on behalf of Ross Marr, APC convenor)

Kia ora to all of our friends in New Zealand. APC13 will be held in Perth, Western Australia,

from October 2-5, 2016 with tours, workshops and courses to follow. Attendance and

participation is open to all people who have undertaken courses in permaculture and who

adhere to the ethics, practices and principles that permaculture is built on.

Attendees typically come from all over Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia, but we

Internships at Okiwi Passion, Great Barrier Island

Okiwi Passion's Internship Programme

Experiential training for intensive, small scale organic fruit and vegetable production.
Internships at Okiwi Passion provide individuals seriously considering small scale farming as their future path, the opportunity to get to grips with the reality of running a diverse small farm through active involvement in every aspect of the work involved.

Much of the learning will be experiential, but there will also be direct instruction through workshops for practical skills and teaching of related topics as required.


My new book “Storm-Weathering: a Workbook for our Inner and Outer Climate’ is a contribution to spiritual and social permaculture. To me, these two merge into each other; both are based on Mother Nature’s ecosystems. We explore the essential principles of nature, such as being alive, and we experience what those principles feel like at a physiological level: what it feels like to be alive, to be part of wild nature, and to be connected with all creatures in our planetary community.

Tips for a Diverse, Resilient Landscape

Latest article by my GreenBridge colleague Bena Denton ... published in the local paper...

We talk about resilience today, the way we talked about sustainability yesterday. The ability to anticipate risk, navigate change, and bounce back is a key component of resilience. How do you design resilience into your landscape to ensure your edible garden or lifestyle block is able to weather a drought, cope with a changing climate, and consistently provide fodder for animals, bees, and your table? Well, we can start with diversity.

Chair report to AGM April 2016

Blessings to one and all.

I have to start by saying that it has been a hard year for council. We ended up with 5 members and this was just not enough people to cover all our responsibilities very effectively. In addition a number of council members had personal issues disrupting their lives, such as the multiple deaths of family members and friends, house moving etc. This mean that we were stretched pretty thin. Nevertheless we managed to get some important things done.


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