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.

"Origins" documentary free online premiere

Why we need Permaculture in our lives in 100 minutes!

Well.org is allowing free viewing of their new feature length documentary "origins" until November 22nd (probably some time on the 23rd in New Zealand).

With a strong grounding in science, the film studies the effect of our increasingly toxic world and nutrient-deficient food on our wellness and on the human brain, and offers the solutions of returning to real food, meditiation, and re-engaging with nature.

Kama Burwell on Designing from Patterns to Details

I am starting a project to record short video clips of experienced permaculturalists critically reflecting on some element of permaculture design or practise. This is my first attempt - shaky camera, sloppy editing and all - but Kama says some interesting things and I hope it will be the start of something useful for the movement.  


PiNZ Pasifik Sponsorship panel members wanted

PiNZ is starting a new programme to support one or more Pasifik permaculturalists (including from Aotearoa) to attend the International Permaculture Convergence. We are looking for people to become members of the panel to administer the sponsorship.

The volunteer role consists of working with other panel members and Council to:

Report from Council Face to Face Sept 2014

Last weekend the national council for Permaculture in New Zealand (PINZ) got together in Hamilton. We meet up a few weekends a year to do the stuff that we can't really do on skype and it is a great opportunity to put in some serious hours together. This is my second year as chair of the council and I am really proud of what a great team we have. Many of us have been working together for a few years, and this year....

Adventures into Chin State

A few days before leaving NZ for my annual trip to Burma, a young man from Chin State and now living in Hamilton, came to see me at work. A mutual friend had told him I worked in Permaculture and he was keen to talk about the problems in his village. Thla Ro asked me if I would visit his home town, his uncle living there could speak sparingly english and they had concerns about their environment. Their problems were slash and burn agriculture; rubbish everywhere, especially plastic bags (a common problem in developing countries); and the killing of wild animals.


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