Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Permaculture event in Island Bay

Permaculture event in Island Bay providing something for everybody

Island Bay’s Tapu Te Ranga Marae is the venue for a national gathering of followers of the all-encompassing movement known as Permaculture this weekend (25 April to 27 April)

Aotearoa New Zealand has been an early adopter of Permaculture and can claim to have the world’s oldest national organisation dedicated to the movement.

Permaculture is a way of looking at and interacting with our natural and people-made environments that is attracting more and more interest every year and year.

In a nutshell, it is also described as a design system that employs strategies and tactics towards the design and re-design of ecosystems of all kinds, as applied to everyday living needs and the creation of models for a more sustainable future.

As covered this weekend the diverse range of Permaculture encompasses architecture and housing, food production and distribution, plant medicine, ecological footprinting for regional planning, landscape design, and even natural burials.

In addition to a world-class set of speakers, this weekend’s hui features a variety of relevant initiatives taking place in the Wellington region including Kaibosh Food Rescue, Cannons Creek Community Pantry, Innermost Gardens, Commonsense Organics, Lower Hutt’s Community Unity Project Aotearoa, Project Sunshine Aotearoa, the Wellington Beekeepers Club, Wellington Timebank, social enterprise Chalkle and software startup Bucky Box.

Entertainment highlights include entertainment provided by composer and guitarist Justin Firefly Clarke and singer songwriter Matiu “Te Hook” Te Huki. Award winning local documentary Gardening With Soul, about the life of Home of Compassion gardener Sister Loyola, will also be screened.

Day passes to the event are still available at www.permaculturehui2014.org.nz

This year’s New Zealand event will be closely followed by International Permaculture Day on 4th May, the theme of which for 2014 is Reclaiming Food Freedom!, with more information available at http://www.permacultureday.org/international-permaculture-day-2014/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Howard Davis: Get It On, Bang A Gong, Pt I

Several readers have recently inquired about the significance of the image that accompanies my by-line. While the man-bun is long gone, I still incorporate the sound of the gong in my Kundalini Yoga classes. More>>

ALSO:

Breaking The Ice: U.S. Antarctic Icebreaker Visits New Zealand

The United States has sought, and been granted, New Zealand’s permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) POLAR STAR (WAGB-10), to make a port call at Lyttelton on its way home from Antarctica sometime later this month. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Trading Places

Greg Clydesdale, a lecturer in business at Lincoln University, has written a comprehensive account of global trade from the seventh century to modern times. More>>

Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news