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

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news