Submission to Organics Bill 2020

Te Waka Kai Ora is the National Māori Organics Authority that represents Māori interests in the organic sector. Te Waka Kai Ora are in Treaty partnership with Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) and are driven by the vision - Ki te manaaki te mauri o ngā taonga katoa...

Ngā kōrero i Te Waka Kai Ora Nā Percy Tipene, Ngāti Hine.

Te Reka o Te Kai

Beginning a maara kai is a great way to support the aspirations of our communities and our
marae. There are many benefits of producing your own food:

  • The products you eat will be fresh, flavoursome, pesticide free and of an improved
    nutritional quality
  • The amount of money your household spends on food will be reduced....

Hard copies of this resource are available for purchase at $25 including postage and packaging. Please contact Cathy Tait-Jamieson to place an order  cathy@biofarm.co.nz

Nga Kaupapa o Hua Parakore

Ngā Āhuatanga is a kete of resources to support growers and producers to become Hua Parakore valiadated and verified. Hua Parakore validated and verified producers will receive the Hua Parakore Korowai for use on their mahinga kai and products...

Te Mahi Māra Hua Parakore

Māori food sovereignty is the practice of ensuring food-secure futures for whānau, independent of multinational and national food systems and in harmony with Te Ao Tūroa (the natural world). It is about whānau having access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that is produced locally and free from chemicals, pesticides and genetic modification.

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Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Māori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook

Soil health and security are key components of our wellbeing. Even so, soil is faced with many environmental challenges under the current iteration of capitalism. A paradigm shift is needed to encourage care for this resource. In te ao Māori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga – it holds ancestral connections and is the root of tūrangawaewae and whakapapa. It is the source of shelter, kai and manaakitanga.

Whakarongotai o te moana Whakarongotai o te wa

Tēnā tātou katoa e whiwhi ana te mahi whai tikanga o Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, kia
pātūtū te taiao mai Kūkūtauākī ki Whareroa, tatū atu ki Paripari. Rere whakauta ngā
tini tapu ko Wainui, ko Maunganui, Pukemore, Kapakapanui, Pukeatua ūngutu atu ki
te pou whakararo ki Ngawhakangutu, ko Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai e. 

In the media

Hua Parakore: Living Indigenous Food Sovereignty Film

Hua Parakore was established in Aotearoa New Zealand by Te Waka Kai Ora, the National Māori Organics Authority. It provides a framework using Indigenous values – Māori principles – for producing natural food without chemical inputs or GMO.

Growing demand from families in need sees orders increase for fish scraps

An Auckland marae that repurposes fish scraps to feed families in need, has tripled its pre-Covid output to meet growing demand.

Growing demand from families in need sees orders increase for fish scraps

An Auckland marae that repurposes fish scraps to feed families in need, has tripled its pre-Covid output to meet growing demand.

Growing demand sees orders increase for fish scraps

An Auckland marae aims to be the first in the country to have its community gardens certified as organic under Te Waka Kai Ora, or Maori Organics Aotearoa.

Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae in Mangere will receive its final Hua Parakore validation on 4 July.

Auckland marae goes organic

An Auckland marae aims to be the first in the country to have its community gardens certified as organic under Te Waka Kai Ora, or Maori Organics Aotearoa.

Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae in Mangere will receive its final Hua Parakore validation on 4 July.

Growing food, growing community

"When I started growing, it was crazy how my neighbours started reacting. I started to make a lot of friends with them. I had passersby saying thank you for growing these sunflowers!" I had 30 sunflowers extending their heads over the fence at one time."

"It's all about extending your love - not just to your family, but beyond - your neighbours, friends, extending your love to all living organisms."

Dr Jessica Hutchings: Food Sovereignty

Dr Jessica Hutchings (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirapa, Gujarat) discusses the book she published 'Te Mahi Māra Hua Parakore' and the key kaupapa of food sovereignty, Māori organic garden growing, Te Waka Kai Ora and political activism.

From a corporate life to teaching gardening

Kelly Marie Francis threw away corporate life to feed New Zealanders in need – by teaching them gardening. She was in New Plymouth recently to spread her message about the dire need to show people how to garden and eat fresh food.

Tributes flow for Te Waka Kai Ora founder

Ngāti Hine elder and leader Percy Tipene has passed away aged 64. He was the founder of Waka Kai Ora, a Māori Organic Growers Group.

Soil Sovereignty with Dr Jessica Hutchings

A former academic, in recent years Dr Hutchings has written about soil as a tāonga, that enhancing the mana of soil is connected to Papatuānuku (earth mother) and Ranginui (Sky father). An advocate of Biodynamics, her work alongside Te Waka Kai Ora and her peers is to promote soil health and food security.

 

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