courses  Akoranga

Poipoia te kakano kia puawai

Nuture the seed and it will blossom

We are offering a diversity of holistic learning experiences focused on human and environmental wellbeing: Conservation, permaculture, mindfulness and psychological tools, horticulture, climate action, bush and survival skills, native forest regeneration, dance and movement, and much much more...


2021 offerings:

Local courses for Whanganui youth.

Adult community education. 

Farm tours. Register your interest below.

2022 Offerings:

Multi-day programs for national changemakers.

Corporate team-building retreats.

Scholarships will be available for individuals.

Help grow our scholarship fund here

Learning Approach

Our holistic learning approach integrates layers of personal wellbeing (Mauri Ora), group wellbeing (Whanau Ora) and Place wellbeing (Waiora) - combining education with health to bring life to learning.


Our Corner Stones

Adult Community Education

We are running a Summer Series of 1-day workshops for adults in Whanganui, December 2021 - March 2022. Read about our first workshops of the series below. More to be announced soon!

Workshop 1: Connectivity Amidst Uncertainty


A collective experience of healing and activating
in reciprocal relationship with each other and the Earth

Date: Dec 4th, 10am - 6pm
Price: Sliding Scale $60 (unwaged) - $120
Lunch Provided
Medium Fitness required

Location: Pīwakawaka Farm, Papaiti, Whanganui (further details with registration)

Farm Tours

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We are planning to offer guided tours of the farm this summer.  An opportunity to see the land and the beginnings of this exciting project. You'll get a taste of what we have to offer along with some delicious lunch and conversation.