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2015 National Permaculture Hui Earlybird Tickets Now on Sale

Earlybird tickets are $120 for PiNZ Members and $155 for non-members, a saving of $30 on the standard price which will apply from February 8th

Don't miss the worm - be an early bird and register now!

PiNZ Member discount will be applied automatically for current members provided you are logged in to the website. If you don't see it mentioned on the registration page, you may be due for renewal. To access the renewal link, Log in then click "My Membership" on the menu immediately beneath the website title. We will endeavour to process renewals daily.


3rd-6th April 2015 (Easter)

Moving On

Basic Regeneration with Permaculture

This year we embrace Gift Culture, honouring all the gifts we bring to co-creation. Friday we will share a pot luck evening meal, then the following three days will be fully catered with wholesome, local and organic lunches and dinners. We’re planning a blend of talks and presentations, Open Space Technology, PiNZ meetings and plenty of time for sharing stories, making connections and exploring all things permaculture. The Hui is a family friendly event designed to engage all participants. While provision of awesome activities for younger ones hosted by volunteer Activity Coordinators will be available during the days, your kids remain your responsibility throughout the weekend. There is no accommodation at the Hui site this year. After careful consideration of a number of smaller and pricier options around Christchurch, we decided on Central New Brighton School Hall to keep the ticket prices as low as possible, the hui easily accessible and open to more people. Watch this space for information on lift shares, accommodation and billeting options, coming soon. Planning the 2015 Hui has been a great adventure so far.... we invite you to join us for a long weekend of learning, sharing and dancing!


Because our venue is a school (even though it has closed), on-site accommodation is not permitted. You will no doubt be aware that accommodation is at a premium in Christchurch, and unfortunately the nearest campground to the venue is full of people still unable to live in their homes. We are asking attendees to organise their own accommodation, but will attempt to facilitate billeting. Chhristchurch residents - you may not have a spare room, but can you provide toilet, shower and breakfast facilities for someone camping on your lawn or sleeping in their van in front of your place?

Some links to help your accommodation search: - Information on freedom camping. - a list of more budget accommodation


The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education’s Annual General Meeting for 2014/15

Please find attached the final agenda for the 2015 NZAEE AGM and a map of the location. The agenda gives details for parking and finding the AGM meeting room.

A reminder to RSVP (if you haven't already done so thanks).

a. That you can attend, and please indicate whether you would like to join us for a post-AGM dinner at a local cafe

b. That you can’t attend and would like your apology noted.

c. That you can’t attend and would like your apology noted, and wish to appoint a proxy to act on your behalf, in which case please advise who that person will be when you email your RSVP

If you have a motion you wish to put before the AGM, this must be sent in writing to this email address by Wed 4 February.

If you have any questions, please also send these by replying to

Regards Chris Eames

NZ assoc Environmental EducAgenda 2014_15 AGM final-2.pdf

University of Auckland Epsom Campus.pdf


Walking in the Customer's Shoes survey opportunity

We would like to invite you to participate in an online survey.

The NZ Transport Agency would like your views on the condition of roads and footpaths that you use, to shape the research behind future improvements.

It is a confidential 15 minute survey, developed to better understand user needs.

We’d also like to encourage you to pass this survey on to as many other users of roads and footpaths as you can - whether they are walking, pram, bicycle, wheelchair, scooter, motorbike, car or other users - to help us get a comprehensive overview and make better informed decisions to benefit all users.

NZ Transport Agency


Beyond Organic NZ Tour

Just 8 weeks away - 16 locations - Matakana to Wanaka

You may have caught wind of this, but just in case... a few of us have been busy over the last few months, and now

Stefan Sobkowiak (Permaculture Orchard Film) is arriving in just eight weeks - for a month-long Beyond Organic NZ tour.

We've just opened up for registrations, so if part of your dream is making a good living working with the land, producing healthy food and generally making the world a better place, then come and join the conversation.

The #BONZTour crew have been hard at work to bring you 16 events from Matakana to Wanaka. Come and learn about intensive and diverse food production, along with trends in local food distribution and marketing. Workshop numbers are limited so do get in early and book your place now in the Event Calendar.


Maui’s Dolphin Day Sunday March 8th

We would like to let you know to mark Sunday March 8 2015 in your calendars for this year's Maui's Dolphin Day!

Please contact us if you would like to contribute with music, performance, crafts, info, speakers or activities on stage or at a stall.

This year's Maui's Dolphin Day on the Sunday will be a fun-family awareness raising day and, like always, it will coincide with the annual Xtreme Waste Recycled Raft Race.

Please let us know if you'd like to help out with marine and eco-themed activities for the kiddies or big kids. Stallholders please book in soon. Look forward to hearing from you.

Pia Tahana

Maui Dolphin Day Event Co-Ordinator

On behalf of:

Whaingaroa Environment Centre

Town Hall, Bow Street, Raglan 3225 | PO Box 227, Raglan 3265

P: 07 825 048007 825 0480 |





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