Opotiki Coast

Opotiki Coast has the following sub groups: Food and Steering group

Opotiki Coast

Welcome to Transition Town Opotiki Coast

Our purpose is to help our community transition away from dependence on fossil fuels towards a more resilient life-style that is gentler on the Earth.

We are a Charitable Trust, with the current Trustees Kazel, Lynne and Matt.

Current Initiatives:

Upcoming Opotiki Coast Events

A page for all our Resources


Kazel Cass kazel@slingshot.co.nz 09 9744388. We a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Town-Opotiki-Coast/138008109562245

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Light Earth Building and Appropriate Technologies

Light Earth Building and Appropriate Technologies

Friday 2nd – Monday 5th April 2010
12 noon Friday  -  12noon Monday
Location: Koanga Institute, Torere.
Tutors: Bob Corker,and Max van Ginkel   $460 (includes food and accomodation) » Read more

Growing Preparing and Cooking Nutrient Dense Food

Growing Preparing and Cooking Nutrient Dense Food

Saturday 30th January  to Monday 1st February 2010
9:00AM Saturday – 12 noon Monday.
Location: Koanga Institute, Torere.
Tutor: Kay Baxter, $330

An intensive live in weekend, which covers all the content  covered in the previous  two, one day workshops  on 1) Bio-intensive Gardening and Growing Nutrient Dense Food , Sat, 3rd October » Read more

Koanga Institute Field Day

Koanga Institute Field Day
February Sunday 7th, 2010
Bookings are essential so we can tell you where to go.
9:00am - 11:00 am with Grant Paton (Environmental Fertilisers) in his research garden at Kerepehi and then
12:00am - 4:00pm with Jan and Rob Hammington (Seed Guardians for the Koanga Institute)
Koha to the Institute (we will look after our hosts)

This is an exciting first for us. We are holding field days in the Kerepehi and Hamilton areas. » Read more

Koanga Institute Annual Hui and Open Day

Koanga Institute Annual Hui and Open Day
Saturday 5th  December 2009, Torere

Each year we open our food and seed gardens to the public and
share what we've achieved and learned over the past year in the
field of living simply... and what our goals are for the next...
into the future. It's a time for inspiration, reflection and
sharing......our first time in Torere....

We will be open from 10:00am  - late
We will provide a special dinner in celebration of the Solstice to come » Read more

International Permaculture Design Course (summer)

10th – 23rd January 2010  (Starts Sunday 12 noon – finishes Friday 12 noon)
Koanga Institute, Torere, Eastern Bay of Plenty, NZ
Tutors: Bob Corker,  Kay Baxter, Cam Wilson
Fees:  $1400 inc gst  (includes food and accommodation )

This is an intensive twelve day course covering the curriculum recognized by the International Permaculture Institute.  It is focused on giving you a clear understanding about how you can apply ecological design principles to your : -  life, land use, business and community development.   » Read more

Money as Debt and Timebanking in Opotiki

Screening Money as Debt

Kristy from Eastbay Timebank will speak and answer questions about timebanking

Marketplace Rules and Guidelines

Opotiki Community Marketplace

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Food Health and Safety Guidelines

John Blair is Opotiki’s Environmental Health Officer, employed by the Council.  He has issued us the following guidelines to make available to people wanting to sell at the market. » Read more

Opotiki Local Produce Market planning meeting

Venue: The Blue Shed, opposite Shell, on the corner of Richard St and Church St, Opotiki » Read more

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