Kia ora koutou Permaculture Whanau
I am currently in my final week of a trip back to Queensland Australia where my permaculture journey started more than 2 decades ago, and I have been fortunate to revisit some sites that I helped to create and see the changes that have occurred since I returned to Aotearoa in 2017. With the wonderful warm 27 - 33 degree days I have been reminded of the summer ahead and that I have a lot of preparation to get done in the garden and on the farm as soon as I return home.
There will also be a lot of activity in the permaculture space over the next month with some projects coming to fruition, proposals put to members as part of our AGM to be held in late November, and we will be looking for new members to join the PiNZ council.
One of the projects council have been working on is the creation of a new website and we have gone live.
This decision came after a review of our functional requirements for our website, which are not complex, but include the ability for council members to manage the content and make updates with minimal delays, maintain greater control of member listings, and create a more streamlined process for website visitors to get in contact with the right council member for each type of enquiry. All able to be achieved without the need for large amounts of training or prior website development knowledge for new and existing council members.
There will be further refining of the website over the next few months, but the upcoming AGM will be the priority.
We will be sending out more information about the processes for the AGM and any proposals to be voted on by members. To receive this information and be entitled to vote at the AGM you must be a paid member of PiNZ.