This Years National Hui



 Sustaining Ourselves In These Times Of Change

How can people, organisations, and society respond to the fundamental issues of our changing times? 

And, where can we find help to navigate the shifts we need to make, to sustain ourselves?

"Change is, at its core, a people process and people can drive change"

 See a problem in the world

Believe the situation could be different

Take action in the direction of the change you want to see

‘To take a living systems perspective we need to: Seek the whole system view that recognises ourselves and our society are nested within our environment; take a relationship-based approach to cultivating change; and learn and innovate.’ (Birney, 2014).

Recognising that we are embedded in a dynamic and ever-changing system allows us to adopt whole systems thinking approach. Being resilient and adaptive to change calls for continuous innovation and learning. Sharing our knowledge and experiences in response to these fundamental impacts within our lives supports our people, organisations and our wider community.

With permaculture practices, we address the critical sustainable challenges we face by using collaborative and creative forms we can...

Work with the multiple and diverse relationships involved 

Protect and enhance the Earth’s life support system as well as our own

Building trust and a deeper engagement to improve our potential & quality of life 

And, to incorporate the ethics of Earth Care, People Care, & Future Care within our actions



 This hui is about growing our relationships with one another, having an abundance of resources, tools & knowledge available, and give us the ability to take action and make changes that enrich our personal and worldly environment.


 Te Ao Hou Marae & Churton School

Dual locations hosting a dual program of presenters and workshop spaces with a high focus on upskilling through practical hands-on learning and knowledge sharing. There will also be a number of tours to properties around Whanganui to see some of the local permaculture projects or homes.



Te Ao Hou Marae is cared for by Geoffery Hipango, the is situated in Aramoho on the banks of the Whanganui River. The marae will be providing a unique blend of local run workshops to share regional knowledge & skills with their community that aid the development of regional food sovereignty through growing there own and share the abundance.

We are grateful for this opportunity to be learning and sharing with Geoff and his community in Whanganui and for Churton School that is within 5 minutes walk. These 2 locations give us the space needed to host the national & local interface. The school hall will host presentations of edge leading thoughts and movements along within smaller discussions and group sessions to be held with the classroom spaces. 

The hui is organised by volunteers and offers significant space for co-creation, so we invite you to contact us if you have anything to offer your community – be it your skills, insight, wisdom, music, activities or presentations.

We look forward to meeting all the wonderful participants and exploring what emerges when we all get together again in one.