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2017 NATIONAL HUI in Kaiwaka

The 2017 National Permaculture Hui for Permaculture in New Zealand will be held in Kaiwaka, Northland over Anzac Weekend 22nd - 25th.
It will be held in the Kaiwaka Sports Association and the adjacent primary school with an emphasis on camping for accommodation to take advantage of Northland's balmy weather. The Sports association is historically significant as one of 3 venues of the first international Permaculture Conference after Bill Mollison taught a PDC in New Zealand in the mid 80s. It is a hub of community life in Kaiwaka hosting most major events.

Whanganui property included in David Holmgren's RetroSuburbia Project

We are honoured to be included in Holmgren's new project: RetroSuburbia. See the link to the case study below.

His new book series will hopefully have a positive impact on suburbanites around the world.

https://retrosuburbia.com/case-studies/eco-thrifty-retrofit/

Education events surround 2017 National Hui

In conjunction with the 2017 National Hui in Kaiwaka at ANZAC weekend Permaculture Design Certificate and Teacher's Training courses will be held.

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

8-21 April 2017

with Trish Allen, Daniel Tohill & guests

13 day intensive residential course to be held at the Otamatea Eco-Village on the beautiful Kaipara Harbour.  This Course fulfils the standard requirements of the international permaculture curriculum.

Produce no waste - even in a disaster zone

After the Christchurch quakes, masses of usable material was landfilled. Support Kaikoura to do things differently, and create a blueprint for intelligent disaster response.

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/supportiwk

Innovative Waste Kaikoura is a community enterprise that aims to help Kaikoura reach zero waste to landfill by giving a second life to Kaikoura's waste. Thanks to the hard work of Kaikoura's community they have been achieving 75% diversion from landfill. One of the highest rates in New Zealand!

A series on Forest Gardening by Robert Guyton pt 1

https://thestandard.org.nz/the-essential-forest-gardener/

The following is a Guest Post from Robert Guyton and is part of a series appearing over 12 Sundays. Other parts can be seen here.

Robert is a sustainability pioneer who along with his family grows the oldest food forest in NZ. A long time organic gardener, permaculturist and heritage orchardist, he’s a columnist, a regional councillor for Environment Southland, and an early climate change adaptor.

Plastic, Pegs, and Buying NZ Made

Inspired by my plastic-free friends, I decided to start looking for some wooden clothes pegs. Wanting to invest in supporting local workers, and not wanting to selfishly invest in the exploitation of sweatshop workers in other countries, I also decided to look for NZ-made ones. But this is not as easy as it sounds. This article explores my quest.

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