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Is Peak Oil Awareness Finally Leaking Into the Mainstream?

I've just been reading a good analysis from National Geographic on peak oil. No sensationalism or dooming, just calmly and quietly pointing out the International Energy Agency's 2010 report. That year, the IEA predicted we'd plateau for a while, but the global supply of oil would probably never again hit the high it reached in 2006.


Anyone out there had much experience doing large scale hugelkultur beds and planting orchard on top..?Land is pakihi and wet, slight sloping and has two swales above that have grey water running in so makes sense to do more but with wood in mounds.....

PiNZ Chairperson annual report

Nga mihi mahana ki a tatou katoa

Introductory comments
The assumption underlying what the PiNZ Council has been doing over the last couple of years is that permaculture's time has come. That idea has certainly been reinforced at our annual hui, where we have seen a flood of new energy and creativity mixing in with the tried and tested foundations of the movement. It is an exciting and inspiring combination...

PiNZ Education Officers Report

April 2015
Education Officer’s report
PEG and PiNZ have improved communications greatly with the new PEG coordinator being more accessible and active. Most of PEGs documents have been updated and loomio is in place for discussions and decision making.
PEG and PiNZ have begun the six monthly skype meetings.
In the past year five new tutors gained PiNZ affiliation and five new diploma proposals were submitted. The diploma process has been clarified and improved on.
Cheryl Noble

Impressions from the hui

I thought it was a big ask when Christchurch permaculturalists put their hand up to run the hui this year. Finding a suitable venue and dealing with all the various needs of a hui, in a city still recovering from earthquake damage, sounded like an ambitious task. As it turned out, it was one that the organisers proved themselves well equal to....

Permaculture in New Zealand AGM 2015

The 2015 Permaculture in New Zealand AGM will be held at 11am on Friday April 3rd at Central New Brighton School Hall, Christchurch. This is open to all current PINZ members.

Minutes of the 2014 AGM
Matters arising
Chairpersons Report
Treasurers Report
General business
Elections for the 2015 council.
Meeting close

If you would like to register an item of general business, please make comment below or do so to [email protected]

permaculture.nz domain name

Some of you may be aware that last September, the NZ domain registry launched .nz, which allows domain names to be registered without containing .co, .org, .net etc.

For the past six months people and organisations who hold a domain name have had preferential rights to register the equivalent .nz domain. However, that right expires at 1pm on March 31st, after which anyone may register any .nz domain. An that is why I am writing this article rather than raising the matter at the hui or AGM.


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