Ka tangi te Kawekaea
In Koanga, we are delighted to offer the opportunity to join Hua Parakore verification system.
Hua Parakore is for home gardeners, and for those of you who sell your product within Aotearoa.
Hua Parakore is a korowai that can embrace all of you.
Hua Parakore is a three year journey where you deepen and embed the six kaupapa into your practice.
Kākano complete your Hua Parakore Kai production plan, embracing the six principles of Hua Parakore and how they are expressed in your Mahinga Kai.
Tipuranga where growth is emerging and your practise is embodying Hua Parakore.
Puāwai which is demonstrated in your practises, connections within your community and a manifestation of the six Hua Parakore principles.
Upon joining Hua Parakore you are invited to our exclusive online Wānanga held bi- monthly, where you will mastermind with like minded whanau and where the knowledge is deepened in our Mahinga Kai practices.
The annual fees for joining Hua Parakore are currently under review
Enrolment's for Hua Parakore is now open
What is Hua Parakore?
Hua Parakore is a kaupapa Māori system for Kai Atua - Pure Foods. It can also be activated by Māori for Māori as a food sovereignty and food security system. It supports local māra kai initiatives and agriculture and horticulture that is free from all pesticides, fertilisers and GMO. It is the world’s first Indigenous verification system for Kai Atua. There are Hua Parakore verified producers both on farms, marae and with Māori food outlets across Aotearoa. Hua Parakore is also available to other Indigenous producers around the world and as such there are Indigenous producers that are Hua Parakore verified such as MA’O Farms in Hawaii.
“Hua Parakore is an integrity based process about authenticating Māori seeds, Māori grown, Māori verified, Māori marketed and Māori exported. Hua Parakore is a Māori point of difference”
- Te Iwi Puihi Tipene, Ngati Hine, Founder Te Waka Kai Ora.
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 tupuna.
Hua Parakore provides a kaupapa Māori pathway for Māori producers to
tell a kaupapa Māori story with regards to their food production.
Hua Parakore is also understood as Kai Atua or a pure product. All elements
are traceable with no exposure to any contaminant including GMOs. Hua Parakore products are created within a safe environment, harmonized with all elements of nature.
Hua Parakore is not a standard, the system has values that combine
mātauranga Māori, tikanga and key organic principles.
Dr Jessica Hutchings Interview on Hua Parakore, Māori Food Sovereignty, and Growing Organic Food
This is the full-length interview with Dr Jessica Hutchings for Happen Films "Hua Parakore: Living Indigenous Food Sovereignty".
In the media
Hua parakore: an indigenous food sovereignty initiative and hallmark of excellence for food and product production
Hua Parakore is an indigenous verification and validation system for mahinga kai (food and product production) that is initiated and driven by Te Waka Kai Ora (National Māori Organics Authority of Aotearoa). It is the realisation of a community driven kaupapa Māori research project located at the flaxroots with Te Waka Kai Ora regional communities.
Hua Parakore is now open
Join Kākano as a non commercial Kai producer
By joining the Hua Parakore verification system, you will journey through the three different stages to become Hua Parakore verified. The three stages are Kākano, Tipuranga and Puāwai embedding the six kaupapa of Hua Parakore into your Maara Kai or Rongoā practice. Becoming Hua Parakore enables you to be recognised as a practitioner, service or product that upholds the authenticity of ngā taonga tuku iho or the inherited wisdom from our tūpuna. You can join as a home garden, community or marae maara, or anyone that is running a non commercial maara are welcome to join Kākano the first stage of your Hua Parakore verification. JOIN TODAY
2 monthly payments of $112.50 NZD
Join Kākano as a commercial producer
By embracing the Hua Parakore tohu, you can enhance your business's allure by infusing your products and services with unparalleled quality and authenticity. The Hua Parakore verification guarantees that these elements are woven into the fabric of your product , ushering in a new era of excellence. Hua Parakore draws inspiration from the inherent values of our tūpuna, adorning your offerings with a radiant korowai that illuminates their true quality and value. Hua Parakore empowers your business to authentically convey the values and priorities that are integral to your growing practices. JOIN TODAY