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Kerry Francis

Kerry was involved in the setting up of the Ohu Scheme in 1973 and a founding member of Earth Extract Ohu in 1975.

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Marcel P. Wainohu

Marcel has a background in Maori Arts and has carved Meeting houses (Whare whakairo) and developed Marae and Papakainga.

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Greer O'Donnell

Greer is a champion of inclusive and collaborative city strategy and specialises in working between public agencies, private enterprise, and our communities.

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Tim Ross

TIm Ross is the architect of several multi-unit passive house residential projects including the High Street Passive House Cohousing project.

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Bobbie Cornell and Nicci Armour

Bobbie & Nicci are a part of CLOSER Developments, working to provide affordable housing solutions through building Connected Communities, not just houses.

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Camia Young

Camia is a Director of Ohu the 'Office for Holistic Urbanism' a property development company based iN Christchurch that works with communities to develop community-owned assets.

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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson is a consultant facilitator and timber business owner based in Whanganui. He is a former chairman of the NZ Landcare Trust and former president of Ecologic Foundation.

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Tania Sawicki-Mead & Alana McCrossin

The Buckley Road group is seeking to get around this this by building a small CoHousing community in the southern suburb of Southgate.

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Robin Allison

With her training in architecture, Robin initiated and coordinated the development of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood, where she still lives. She now writes, teaches and consults around New Zealand to inspire and support thriving connected communities.

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Michael Payne

Born in 1934 and identifying as an ‘Ancient architect’. Michael can claim to have 12,000 people living in housing he designed. Has lived for the past 30 years in the Whanganui Quaker Settlement (which he designed).

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Bill McKay

Bill McKay is a lecturer at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. He writes extensively on New Zealand architecture and his commentary and criticism over the last decade has been recognised by the NZ Institute of Architects with a Presidents Award and Urbis magazine named him Best Architectural Writer.

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Michael LaFond

Community Developer, Project Manager and Urbanist. Michael LaFond is the founder and Director of ‘id22’ the Institute for Creative Sustainability based in Berlin.

Berlin, Germany