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Call out for new Council members

The PiNZ Council needs some new members to come aboard at this years AGM. We are particularly looking for the following skill sets:

- Admin
- Communication
- Financial control
- Fundraising/Grant Writing
- Merchandising
- Promotion

Please have a think about it if you think you might have something to contribute and get in touch if you want to discuss it further. We meet by skype about 1 - 1.5hr per month and have a Face to Face 4 times a year (including at the hui).

A study on the inverse relationship between farm size and yield

This 2006 study provides further support for the inverse relationship between size of landholding and productivity - ie that smaller farms are more productive per hectare than large farms. This relationship has now been well demonstrated in a number of countries

http://www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/policy_library/data/01382

Link to the Radio NZ coverage of a permaculture property last Friday

The promo explicitly mentioned permaculture, but I don't think the actual piece did. From the website:

"Motivated by the converging problems of environmental degradation, over population, peak oil and climate change, Olmec and Melisa Sinclair (above) have spent several years developing a block of land that focuses on resilient solutions for food production, shelter, energy and water..."

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/countrylife#audio-201774020

PiNZ Chair report

Spring Equinox. What a beautiful time of the year. Flowers are coming out, I can feel it getting warmer and the parsley in my garden is starting to take off after meandering along all winter. Time to get more seeds in the ground...

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