The 2021 schedule is being finalised, click here to find out more!

We have so many exciting things lined up for this years event as well as all the workshops, talks and Forums, we have live music and demonstrations, heaps of kids activities, information stalls and a fantastic market selling everything from wood crafts to delicious food and craft beer. For a full line up of all the goings on please see our 2019 Program page.

For our natural building edition we will explore:

  • different timber qualities and uses,
  • natural building techniques,
  • efficient home design,
  • sustainable building options and components,
  • tiny homes,
  • chemical reduction in builds, and
  • how this all fits with the building code

We have support from Te Uru Rakāu, TDC Special grants, Golden Bay Community Fund and many other local organisations that value what the event brings to the community and the region.

We work together with guests from local organisations and people from further afield that can see the benefit of this gathering and that happily bring their skills and knowledge to share.

It is our aim to get a wide diversity of people around the table for a kōrero.


Steve Richards from Jester’s House teaching Light Earth Building technique

We have a wide variety of hands-on workshops on offer that last from 2 hours – 1 day. Click here for more details.


Don Mead talking about Mycorrhizal Fungi

There are 2 marquees in our Te Uru Rākau Kōrero zone filled to the brim with guest speakers from all over the country. Click here for more details.

Forestry Forum

Andrew Lamaston, Kit Richards, Damien O’ Connor MP and Forestry Forum host Erik Wardrop

The Forestry Forum will be held on Saturday 13th April. Click here for more details.

Building Forum

Graeme Scott, Building Forum host, teaching during his Timber Framing workshop

The Building Forum will be held on Sunday 14th April. Click here for more details.

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