Monthly Archives: October 2010

Indigenous Knowledge guides Mother Earth

Italy – 24 Oct 10 Today was a day of listening and sharing amongst some of the most important delegates at the 2010 Terra Madre: those who represent the network of indigenous peoples. Fifteen indigenous delegates from countries and regions … Continue reading

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Workshop coming up

Learn more about healthy soils ……and the principles behind ……biological agriculture  Reduce costs  Increase fertiliser efficiencies  Reduce chemical reliance  Grow more nutritious crops? Check it out in this flyer here 16th-17th November Waipukurau Soil Seminar flyer … Continue reading

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Kono for Pure Kai

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Kaanga

Kaanga or corn, can be planted in Whiringa a nuku to Hakihea (October to January). Sow seeds at a depth that is approximately three times the diameter of the seed, with 20 30cm space between them. Pick them when the … Continue reading

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Taro

Taro is also an important variety brought from Polynesia. It is said that it was left here by Kupe for his daughters on the WairarapaCoast. These crop are best planted in Mahuru in wet, boggy, light filtered soil. There are … Continue reading

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Mahi i te Mahi

Whiringa-ā-nuku ( October November) E ngaki ana a mua, e tōtō mai ana a muri. First clear of the weeds, then plant. (If the first group do their work properly, those following can accomplish their task and everyone gets the … Continue reading

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Taewa, Riwai Spuds

Taewa, riwai[1] Taewa, riwai or Māori potatoes are some of the most deeply treasured Māori foods available to us today. Ironically they are not native to Aotearoa or even Polynesia but instead originate from South America . There are 18 … Continue reading

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26 October, 2010 22:36

Full Moon 15. Turu/Oturu: The moon is now filled out. Like tears, things are full and droop. He pai. 16. Rakau-nui: A good night. 17. Rakau-matohi: The moon now wanes. A good night. 18. Takirua: The moon is losing its … Continue reading

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21 October, 2010 23:41

Te Hotu Manawa Ora held their Hui a Tau this week in the quaint town of Martinborough. An excellent Hui attended by Whanau from Nga Hau e Wha who worked with Whanau on Getting Fit and eating Healthy Kai. Pounamu … Continue reading

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Kai Reka

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