Te Waka Kai Ora Annual General Meeting
Nau Mai Haere Mai
24th September 2022
11am - 12pm
This year our AGM will be held online via zoom please register as a member of Te Waka Kai Ora to be eligiable to be able to nominate an executive member and be able to vote during the AGM.
We would appreciate you tautoko.
An Indigenous verification and validation system for food and product.
Hua Parakore is an
Indigenous validation and verification system that
is based on mātauranga, tikanga and te reo and is drawn from the wisdom of our
Hua Parakore provides a kaupapa Māori pathway for Māori
tell a kaupapa Māori story with regards to their food production.
Nau mai haere ki
Te Waka Kai Ora
– We are the National Māori Organics Authority of Aotearoa. We are the kaitiaki of the Hua Parakore Indigenous Validation and Verification system for Kai Atua or Pure Food. Our Hua Parakore system is a Māori food sovereignty system that supports food secure futures for our whānau. We are staunchly opposed to the use of chemicals, fertilisers and GMOs in agriculture and all food production.
We are a not-for-profit kaupapa Māori organisation. We are made up of Hua Parakore verified producers and Māori growers, producers, cooks, bakers, fermenters and farmers. Our community stretches across the motu and to Indigenous cousins in Hawaii, and Tawaian.
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We were founded in 2001 at a hui at Ratana Pa.
Our kaupapapa is understood in the whakatauki:
He Kai te Rongoa He Rongoa te Kai - Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Our Kaupapa include:
Mauri Ora; te oranga ara orangatanga o te haa o te Ao Turoa, Putaiao (resonance)
Manawa Ora, te oranga, orangatanga mai e te hinengaro (maturity)
Wai Ora, oranga; orangatanga mai e te wairua (vibrancy)
Whanau Ora, oranga; orangatanga timatatanga o te tiaki whanau (unity)
Hau Ora, oranga, orangatanga, te hihiri o te hau whangai te tinana ( vitality) Nā
– Te Iwi Puihi Tipene, Ngati Hine, Founder Te Waka Kai Ora.
We are a Treaty partner organisation to Organics Aotearoa New Zealand and have relationships
and many friends across the wider organics sector and with Māori organisations and communities in Aotearoa. We are grateful for the support from Te Aho Tu Roa, Toimata Foundation, Soil and Health, Te Puni Kokiri, Ministry for the environment and Aatea Solutions for their tautoko.