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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.

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:

PiNZ Logo Vote

We are seeking a new logo for Permaculture in New Zealand, and will build a brand around it. Potential designs have been solicited and, including some offered a few years ago, are now being proposed to the membership. This Poll will use the Single Transferable Vote system (STV), which will result in one choice which has widespread support.

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.

Update from the Chair

Well, the election is over and we can all go back to what we were doing. The nature of the Government remains largely unchanged and the issues that the permaculture movement faces remain pretty much the same. The ten year strategy that we are developing is all about helping us keep a clear direction....

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