Opotiki Coast Food Group

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

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

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

7 Co-op principles

The 7 Co-op Principles, adopted by Ashland Food Co-op which were originally produced by the International Cooperative Alliance:

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Opotiki Community Organic Co-op


Opotiki Community Organic Co-op Annual Membership Fee $40. 

Opotiki Community Marketplace

During one of the first Transition Town meetings held in Opotiki we explored actions that we could take to create more resilience in our town.  With the goals of increased self-sufficiency, greater support of our local growers, and providing an economic buffer for home gardeners, the idea was born to create a Local Marketplace. » Read more

Opening of Opotiki Coast Organic Food Co-op

You are invited to join an exciting new initiative.  We are pleased to announce the formation of an Organic Food Co-operative.

This new venture is about to send its first collective order to a NZ Organic food Wholesaler. » 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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