2017 NATIONAL HUI in Kaiwaka

Kaiwaka School with the Sports Association in the background

The 2017 National Permaculture Hui for Permaculture in New Zealand will be held in Kaiwaka, Northland over Anzac Weekend 22nd - 25th.
It will be held in the Kaiwaka Sports Association and the adjacent primary school with an emphasis on camping for accommodation to take advantage of Northland's balmy weather. The Sports association is historically significant as one of 3 venues of the first international Permaculture Conference after Bill Mollison taught a PDC in New Zealand in the mid 80s. It is a hub of community life in Kaiwaka hosting most major events.
The theme of reconnect not only alludes to strengthening bonds in all aspects of our lives, but also to Kaiwaka being a connnection point for Northland with the rest of the country and historically Maori used the Kaiwaka River to connect the East Coast to the Kaipara Harbour - the biggest Harbour in the Southern Hemisphere.
The programme will be out soon so keep an eye on the PiNZ website. A large portion of time will be Open Space Conferencing where the participants run the sessions themselves. This method will be valuable for the Permaculture community to hear each other and reconnect.
Budget details are being finalised soon and we will have registrations open by the equinox.... keep an eye on the PiNZ website http://www.permaculture.org.nz.


I would love to offer a workshop about our permaculture market garden, how can that be arranged? I would also love to connect the food organizers with local organic market gardeners to supply the best produce for the participants and the earth.
Thank you very much
Yotam Kay
Pakaraka Permaculture
[email protected]

Hi permaculture family,
I haven't been to a hui since Wellington and i am really feeling the need to connect with my permaculture whanau.
I am all the way down at the kapiti coast and i would like to come volunteer at the hui.
I am very skilled in the kitchen. I can run a kitchen and i am passionate to source local healthy produce. Aroha nui Jenny