Community Collaborator: Te Waka Kai Ora (TWKO), National Maori Organic Authority. Chairman: Percy Tipene (Ngati Hine); Researchers: Dr. Jessica Hutchings (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirata), Hinga Marsh (Tupuika, Ngāti Moko, Tuhourangi – no Te Waka a Te Arawa), Dr John Reid (Ngāti Pikiao)
Host Institution: Te Atawhai o Te Ao, Independent Maori Institute for Environment and Health, Directors/Researchers: Dr Cherryl Smith (Ngāti Apa, Ngāi Tumapuhia a Rangi), Dr Paul Reynolds (Tūwharetoa, Ngā Puhi, Whanganui)
Community Researchers: Pounamu Skelton (Taranaki), Aroha Ririnui (Tauranga), Pataka Moore (Otaki), Joan Ropiha (Mahia), Wade Wereta-Osborne (Timaru) and Hēni Shortland (Ahipara)
Project Manager: Gretta Carney (Te Atihaunui a Paparangi)
Investment: Foundation for Research Science and Technology,Te Puni Kokiri, OANZ (Organic Aotearoa New Zealand)
Duration: July 2008 – September 2011
This project is made possible through koha of time and aroha of te whanau o Te Waka Kai Ora and our wider community.