About PiNZ

Permaculture in New Zealand is the oldest national permaculture organisation in the world. We are a registered charitable trust and rely on membership subscriptions, donations and proceeds from events for our income.

 

OUR VISION

Permaculture is a well recognised and highly respected design approach with a growing number of practioners who are at the cutting edge of thinking in their respective fields. To support this, Permaculture in New Zealand is a rapidly expanding and highly regarded network of permaculture practitioners and teachers that offers inspiration, support and information sharing to its members and the public, serviced by a small and effective council that acts to protect the integrity of the permaculture brand within New Zealand and that provides advocacy on a national level.

 

OUR MISSION

To promote the development and practice of permaculture in Aotearoa/New Zealand by:

  • Providing effective networking and information sharing
  • Endorsing permaculture teachers, awarding diplomas and supporting the development of different permaculture education pathways
  • Advocating for policy changes where these are important for the permaculture movement
  • Promoting permaculture through media and events and by proactively supporting better public understanding of permaculture

 

OUR VALUES

The fundamental permaculture ethics are: Earth care; People care; Fair share. Permaculture in New Zealand recognises He Whakaputanga and is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. To achieve these we operate with:

Respect and valuing of diversity:

  • Co-operation, working as a team
  • Integrity and authenticity
  • Valueing the contributions of young and old

Decision making congruent with purpose:

  • Consensus processes
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Clear, direct communication
  • Enjoyment and fulfilment

Willingness to change and evolve:

  • Permission to challenge and preparedness to be challenged
  • Nurturing and supportive
  • Commitment to continued learning

 

Here is a list of the current PiNZ council