This Years National Hui

We are sad to announce that the Whanganui Permaculture Hui is cancelled.
It has been two years since conversations and planning first began to bring together a National Permaculure Hui in Whanganui. When those conversations began, no one had heard of COVID-19. The Whanganui Permaculture Hui has since been postponed three times due to lockdowns and COVID-related challenges that have made it impossible for the event to go ahead.
When the Hui was postponed again two months ago, the local organising team made the call that the Hui would only take place in Level One, and if it couldn’t then it was time to fully the cancel the Hui – to whakawātea, to clear, and to let the Hui energy move on to another region.
The local team has been keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments and is making the call now, six weeks out, to cancel the event. The local team anticipates further spread of the virus, and at best that Whanganui will continue to sit in Level 2 in six weeks.
We recognise that things are changing quickly, and that there will be many changes over the months ahead to enable events to take place safely in the future. However, we expect high uncertainty over the next six weeks – which is making it untenable to effectively and safely plan for a national event at this time. We need certainty, our presenters need certainty, and we want you to have certainty.
We apologise to you all that this event could not come together. So many different people have been working on this kaupapa in Whanganui over the last two years – and we are all really disappointed that, in the end, it’s not happening. However, one of the intentions of the National Permaculture Hui is to strengthen and support the region that hosts it – and on that front, this two-year Hui-journey has brought all sorts of people together, and has certainly strengthened collaborative relationships within the Whanganui community.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported this Hui journey, through time, energy, and resources – in particular:
• Geoff Hipango & Te Ao Hou Marae
• Lee Williams
• Fiona Moorhouse
• Lillee Star
• Melinda Hatherly & Murray Jones
• Martha Ponga
• Emma Morris
• Ness Radich
• Dave Hursthouse
• Hadi Gurton
• Ron Fisher
• Shane Middlemiss
• Sherrilyn Green
• Dani & Nelson Lebo
If anyone out there has the energy for organising an online alternative to the Hui this year, please get in touch with the Whanganui Hui team as we had a number of amazing speakers lined up who may be keen to do something online.
With this, we release the journey that has been – with gratitude and appreciation – and we are excited for the Hui to be brought to life in another region in 2022.
Manawa ora ki te whakatipua
Manawa ora ki te whakatawhito
Tēna kautau, tēnā kautau, tēnei te mihi nui ki kautau kātoa




PiNZ National Hui 

November 26th - 29th

10am Friday - 10am Monday

 Te Ao Hou Marae

Somme Parade, Aramoho

 Growing Community Resilience


E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangamaha.

E kui mā, e koro mā, e rau rangatira mā.

E ngā mātāwaka, ngā pae maunga,

ngā wai tuku kiri e rere kau atu ki te moana.

Kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi!

Nau mai, haere mai ki Whanganui



The Whanganui Permaculture Hui is happening at Te Ao Hou Marae in Whanganui. To the wisdom keepers and gracious haukainga at Te Ao Hou - especially Geoff Hipango - we thank you for the manaakitanga you have offered the permaculture whānau over the last two years leading up to this hui, and for enabling this event to happen. 

It has been two years since the last Permaculture Hui in Aparima/Riverton at the Guyton's place. Now it is time to come together again to connect, learn, share and celebrate.

The 2021 Permaculture Hui will involve three days of practical workshops, inspiring kōrero and wānanga, and space to connect and re-connect. All this will span a diversity of topics and skills, including:  


Tupua Te Kawa

Mātauranga Māori Systems

Te Tiriti & Permaculture

Papakainga & Ecovillages

Learning & Education

Social Permaculture

Ecological Design

Māra Kai - Growing Fruit & Vegies

Foraging & Hunting

Fermenting & Preserving

Composting & Biochar

Eco-Building & Renewable Energy

Wellbeing Practices

Decolonising Permaculture

Watch this space, and check the Facebook page for any updates

or get in touch via email:

   Registration Opens 04.08.21

Attending the Whanganui Permaculture Hui costs $200

This cost includes:
Three days of events and all meals

It also:

Helps to reciprocate speakers and facilitators Pays for the meals of honoured kaumatua and local guests

Accommodation at Te Ao Hou marae is an additional cost on top of this registration price.   


Expression of Interest:


We are seeking a diversity of both Whanganui-specific and nationally focussed offerings for the 2021 Permaculture Hui.

Are you interested in sharing a skill, offering a service or performance, hosting a tour or facilitating a deep kōrero on a topic?    

We recognise there may be more interest than we have space for during this hui. We will be crafting a program that provides a balance of spaciousness, richness, and diversity - spanning Te Whare Tapa Whā.

 Expressions of Interest is now closed


We’ll be in touch with you soon after to confirm the program.




Permaculture in New Zealand is a national network that promotes and empowers permaculture practice, education, activism, and advocacy. With the wisdom of ecology and ancestry, we are revitalising the life and wellbeing of our families, communities, and ecosystems. Together we are nurturing a more just, and beautiful world.

Permaculture in New Zealand acknowledges that permaculture has its roots in indigenous knowledge and honours the ancestors who guide today’s re-learning. PiNZ recognizes the tangata whenua of Aotearoa as the keepers of the ancestral wisdom and the language of this land and is committed to upholding the sovereign rights of Māori ensured by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.