[permaculture] New Zealand National Sustainability Expo

Gaden at ziplip.com Gaden at ziplip.com
Mon Jul 14 00:46:07 EDT 2003

Apologies for cross-posting. I thought others may be interested in this. 

I gather it is the information that was on the New Zealand website http://www.permaculture.org.nz/ . I, for one, could never access this particular page on their site. I simply got a background with no visible text. I'm glad Myk has reposted it.

I'd be curious to hear of the history of this event. A year ago, NZ websites were calling this the International Permaculture Conference (IPC7?). As well as a name change, it seems to have undergone a significant change of focus to a more localized (NZ) event. It would appear to include, as a subsidiary event, a permaculture convergence similar to that regularly held at Robyn's Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre. (always a valuable and enjoyable gathering!)

Best of luck to the NZ organisers.

From: "Myk Rushton" <permaculturenz at hotmail.com>
To: PermacultureNZ at lists.cat.org.au
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 19:40:30 +0000
Subject: [PermacultureNZ] New Zealand National Sustainability Expo and
Conference 04/02/25-04/02/29
Reply-To: permaculturenz at lists.cat.org.au Originally posted on the Permaculture in New Zealand website http://www.permaculture.org.nz/ 

[Start] Dates: Wednesday February 25 to Sunday February 29, 2004 
Location: Otara, Auckland 
Aims: To create a wide-ranging and diverse exposition of innovative and
appropriate technologies from New Zealand and elsewhere, that together
demonstrate enriching as well as sustainable ways of living, within the
resource capacity of our planet. 

To engage tangata whenua (Maori) to work closely with us to ensure that the principles of Kaitiakitanga permeate through the event and beyond To encourage leaders of Aotearoa/NZ in government, business and the community to come together in an enriching and supportive environment and increase their awareness of the challenges and issues we all face at the beginning of the 21st century. 

To explore the relationships between social, economic and environmental objectives and the way in which they interact. 

To celebrate the efforts and initiatives many people are taking on aspects of appropriate and sustainable living, and provide a forum where they can demonstrate their activities and develop linkages and connections. 

To run many workshops at the Expo and beyond, with field trips and tours to demonstrate the issues and possible solutions. 

The activities and workshops of the exposition include: Land use patterns Layout of cities and rural land Integrated transport systems. Community development. Housing people in communities. Healthy building & living spaces. Renewable energy sources and use Waste recovery as a resource Triple bottom line reporting Water harvesting & purification Organic growing - ecological farming. Soil fertility enhancement Diversity of food plants - seed saving. Appropriate machinery. Protecting the margins Local economies: roles of gift & barter. Wild places description  

Permaculture in New Zealand (PINZ) is convening an Exposition in 2004. The intention is to provide a stimulating and extraordinary experience for the participants, while making a major contribution to the range of skills and knowledge available for sustainable living. One main purpose is to demonstrate the benefits of integrating available techniques and linking together people and their ideas and activities  the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. 

A number of inter-linked events are planned: 

An Expo of technologies & strategies for appropriate and sustainable living. These technologies and strategies will be drawn form all over the world, and
include New Zealand innovations. People experienced in the
technologies/strategies and their practical applications will be available
for workshops and demonstrations. 

The Expo will showcase the technologies/strategies and show how they can be linked together to provide viable alternatives while ensuring sustainable resource use.

This includes: Energy  renewable sources, efficient use & conservation Housing  building materials, living spaces, subdivision Transport  modes of transport, fuels, emissions, integrated use Water  supply, storage and purity Soil  fertility, conservation, enhancement techniques Farming  ecologically, integrated uses, organic management Community  developing inter-relationships, working co-operatively, planning, celebrating diversity, coping with disasters Resources  use of land, water & air; use of minerals; re-cycling Protection  of soil, water and air; of margins and special places Organisation  money systems, triple bottom line monitoring, measuring wealth 


An interactive and participatory conference of workshops and discussion groups, with a wide range of examples of strategies, technologies, design techniques, projects etc, and sessions with inspirational speakers about visions and practices. The conference will be focused on ecological design and ways of living sustainably within the resource capacity of our planet. Some of the issues covered include:

Intensive land use projects Including inner city on site papakainga development. On-going projects that demonstrate an integration of activities and functions, and include intensive food production in an urban setting, resource (waste) re-cycling, water quality enhancement, environmental diversity etc, set within marae-based and educational communities. They will give a practical reality to the principles of ecological design and the integration of activities that gives resilience from diversity. They will also provide inspiration and empowerment to the people involved, to take action, and continue to develop a sustainable lifestyle through cooperative endeavours.

Permaculture Hui

A convergence of people who hold a Permaculture Design Certificate, to workshop issues of permaculture and environmental education, international linkages and educational or technology transfer activities, pooling of knowledge and resources, and a sharing of successful strategies and examples.  Tours and field trips: To see working examples both near the conference site and in other parts of New Zealand. contact Joanna Pearsall or Bryan Innes via: expo @ livinglightly.org.nz Tel: Int+ 64 (0) 7 377 8910 Mob: Int + 64 (0)21 106 5813 

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