Some very brief comments on Economic and Community Development

Local magazine 'Plenty' recently did a profile on me which mentions applying permaculture design thinking to economic and community development. It is written by Jenny Michie. Explicit discussion is very brief, but here is the relevant extract in case anyone is interested:

Chair report on Council Face to Face 24 / 25 June

Last weekend the new PiNZ Council had our first proper face to face meeting. The venue was the Ecomatters building in New Lyn, which was a great place to meet, with plenty of space, wifi, kitchen etc. They even have an outdoor pizza oven which we made good use of on Saturday night. Thanks to Guenther for organising such an excellent space for us.....

Web Team Coordinator - End of Contract Report

I have been involved in discussions about improving the PiNZ website at since about 2009, when I set up the Aotearoa Permaculture Network project on to provide email lists for bioregional networks, intending to supplement the forum and events calendar offered by the existing website. I became more actively involved in 2012 when I joined the PiNZ Council.

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).

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...

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....


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