visiting new zealand

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  1. beeso

    beeso Junior Member

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    Hi everyone - i am going to NZ next year and i'm keen to have a look at any permaculture farms or smallholders with permaculture principles. If you know of any let me know!
     
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    Re: visiting new zealand

    Hey Beeso !

    I would definitely check out Rainbow Valley Farm:
    https://www.rainbowvalleyfarm.co.nz/

    Other than that, I'm not sure. If you end up in Takaka, definitely let me know... that's where I live, and I could direct you to some local permaculturists.
    Not sure if Huck is around, but Robina most likely is. She's been in the field for a long time: https://www.greenworld-earthcare.org/aboutus.html

    Cheers !
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    Dylan
     
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    Re: visiting new zealand

    What part of NZ will you be in? There's alot happening everywhere, and not all of it 'formal' so you won't necessarily find it on a website.

    Try the woofers system too.
     
  4. beeso

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    starting in Auckland and finishing at a mates in Queenstown, its between a conference and meetings for the wife so Wwoofing is probably too time consuming this time round. The only place we won't head to is north of Auckland
     
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    Re: visiting new zealand

    Hey Beeso - might see if I can dig up Aquaddict's address for you :wink:
     
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    Re: visiting new zealand

    hey vb good to see you! when you back down my way?
     
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    Re: visiting new zealand

    Mate - probably won't be coming down to the fish place for new stocks until I've built my big system and even then I may find an alternate supplier. Would be glad to make a special trip though to see what you've been doing.

    Will PM when things have settled down a bit, pretty bad around here with the storm and all, though we are thankful to have got power back after 43 hours. Some will be out for 3 days :? . Bloody hard keeping barra alive for 43 hours with no power :lol:
     
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    Re: visiting new zealand

    well, in auckland only you can easily find the most popular Rainbow valley farms...as far as my knowledge is concerned they the best permaculture farms in auckland
     
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    Re: visiting new zealand

    I would advise any Australians who visited NZ to not take any preconeptions with them.

    The Kiwis are a remarkably hospitable and generous folks. A joy to visit.

    Great neighbours too.

    cheers,
     
  10. Michaelangelica

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    Re: visiting new zealand

    It is a very beautiful country.
    There is a huge range of fascinating geography.
    I found some of the smaller off- the-beaten-track stuff the most interesting (like a guy who feeds eels ever day-I was with some little kids)
    Christchurch is nice especially around the University area.

    Are they filming "The Hobbit" in NZ at the moment?
    There may be a role for you?
    This time they probably won't tear down the Hobbit Houses- too good a theme park for the Japanese!

    Check out some of the little regional museums often surprisingly good, with great dioramas and interactive stuff.
    (I heard some Americans say " But didn't we discover Antarctica?" And "I know what 'lamingtons' are !- Rock cakes covered in co-co-nut"- I am told the food has improved.)
    Also regional markets and farmer's markets.
    They have also recently learnt how to make wine . Their cool climate whites are especially nice.
    I could quite happily live on their delicious and inexpensive green-lipped mussels.
    ( I will deny all this if you say an Australian said it)

    When i was there last there was an especially helpful and honest tourist guide not funded by advertorials. It looked like a newspaper- look out for it.

    Speaking NZlander
    "e" is sounded like a short 'i' as in 'Vit' ( a person who is an animal doctor.) The reverse for "i"

    Nz'sders are also very fond of plastc snakes and spiders-take some with you they are hard to buy there. NZds' also love saying 'six', especially if you mention first you are from Australia. : )
     
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    Yep! 8)

    i think I must have been a Hobbit in a previous life

    Thinking seriously( some days) of moving to Cooper Pedy SA
     

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