Welcome to the

Permaculture in Aotearoa Hui website.

Hui: (noun) Maori – gathering, meeting, assembly, seminar, conference, convergence

This collaborative event is the

annual showcase & celebration of

Permaculture goodness from all around Aotearoa.

South Coast Environment Centre is hosting our 2019 National Permaculture Hui where Robert & Robyn Guyton’s Forest Garden, studded with the jewels of the region’s heritage Robyn & Robertfruit trees, will provided us with the varied spaces for meeting and mooting amongst the circles of trees. These will include their insulated community-sized Mongolian yurt, tepee and an enormous grow-house and teaching space. The venue site is located 2 km west from Riverton town centre, overlooking the estuary of the tiny south coast fishing village and beach resort. Riverton is well known for kia moana (including mussels, paua, Rivertonflounder and blue cod)  surfing, safe swimming beaches, diving, kite surfing,. Several times a year, dolphins swim up under the bridge to fish in the estuary. The Main street has a supermarket, 3 cafes, a dairy, fish & chips shop, a chemist, a museum, art center and craft shops. There are also bikes, surfboards, and electric bike to hire. Riverton is the home of the Environment Centre, where you can purchase food and beauty & household products and find out about all the local groups connected with it.

Workshops will cover deeper issues of meaningful relationships with land, especially plants, approaches to creating desirable communities and networks between disparate groups, the value of looking to our predecessors and their approach to living within their means, global “messages” and trends to take note of, ways to communicate worthwhile ideas effectively, learning to recognise ossified thinking and ways to create new ones and much more.

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The hui is organised by volunteers and offers significant space for co-creation, so we invite you to contact us if you have anything to offer your community – be it your skills, insight, wisdom, music, activities or presentations.

We look forward to meeting all the wonderful participants and exploring what emerges when we all get together again in one.



There may be smaller regional events between now and then too, so keep your eye on the Permaculture in New Zealand website.

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