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Lee Wingatui
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Location: Dunedin, New Zealand. Cool temperate
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Hey all,

I'm in Dunedin - and was wondering if there are other permies in and around the local area?

Yes, I'm guessing there are heaps of you up in the North Island, but that's so far away...

So - where are you?

Lee in Dunedin (well Mosgiel actually)
 
Leila Rich
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
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Welcome to permies Lee
There's several NZers here.
I'm a South Islander born and raised in Christchurch/the West coast.
but I think you're right and it's pretty North Island-heavy.
Wow, we really go to town on the imaginitive place names don't we
Mosgiel must have a pretty challenging climate-
It gets really cold, right?
 
Lee Wingatui
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Location: Dunedin, New Zealand. Cool temperate
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Hi Leila

I wouldn't call it *really* cold, but yeah, we get heavy frosts in winter and maybe 2-3 days of snow a year. Haven't had a big dumping for a couple of years now though - only one real snow day this year (we hope!) and it was gone by the afternoon.

Where I am it's a bit of a microclimate - warm enough for figs and apricots, but we chose the property pretty carefully. Hoping for a bumper haul of tomatoes this year - if I actually get any! I have a very cunning 7 year old who always seems to be out "checking" the tomato plants when they're fruiting...and who loves them...hmmm...

Our place names are all good. I'm originally from Aussie, and they have places called "Nowhere" and "Nowhere else" so I reckon we're doing pretty reasonably

Lee.
 
Shar Lovina
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I'm not local but I'm a Kiwi. I live in Whangarei.
 
Olmec Sinclair
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Location: North Canterbury - New Zealand
duck forest garden hugelkultur
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Hi Lee. I'm not local but I am in the South Island (North Canterbury to be a bit more specific)
My wife and I are 5 years into our permaculture 'voyage' and are starting to wrap our minds around this way of thinking, living and being. This dry summer has been a great test case for our swales and hugelkultur mounds.
Impressed to hear you can grow figs where you are.
 
Rhys Firth
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I'm a Hamilton boy currently in ashburton on a seasonal job who stays when not nomadic on my mothers farm in the Nelson Lakes. Looking at heading up to friends in Northland and to Help-X in the winterless north during the down season at the meat works.

Not Permie as such but interested in some of the concepts but not so stuck on the No Concrete, No Industry-Intensive stuff, No Outside Reliance, No Petrol/Diesel, Solar FTW, etc that show up in P.W's Lab Experiment forum et al.

On the other hand Hugelculture, Rammed Earth housing, composting/recycling vs disposal etc I find worth pursuing.
 
Sue Rine
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Location: New Zealand
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Hi Lee, I'm not local either. We're in Taranaki and on the life long process of permaculturising our land.
 
Andy Moffatt
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Location: New Zealand
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food preservation goat hunting
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There is Robert Guyton in Riversdale, I'm hoping to go check his place out at some point soon
 
Olmec Sinclair
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Location: North Canterbury - New Zealand
duck forest garden hugelkultur
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Hi Andy, what about you, where in the country are you? and what perma projects are you up to....
 
Andy Moffatt
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Location: New Zealand
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food preservation goat hunting
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Milton, New Zealand
I'm just gathering ideas and doing what we can as we
are only tenants. We both work on conventional sheep and beef farms
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Piripi Was
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Hi Lee, I used to live in Dunedin and there's quite a few choice permaculturish people there. Have you seen this fb page? https://www.facebook.com/PermacultureDunedin/info?tab=page_info ... also Taste Nature (the organic shop, on High St) often has info when there are events on.
 
Piripi Was
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Also, you might want to check out these two projects...
http://georgestreetorchard.com/
http://www.habitate.co.nz/about/
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