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 brightness. A good night.

19. Oike: The moon is waning. A good night.

20. Korekore-tutahi: A bad night.

21. Korekore-turua: A bad night.

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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 Skelton presented on behalf of TWKO our Kauapa to an enthusiastic crowd. We were all spoilt and entertained by Ruia Aperahama our MC for the night, Wiremu and Ola Hohaia, and local artists Nick and Cruize.

Te Hotu launched their latest resource called Hina raua Ko Maui a CD that focuses on the four seasons and encourages healthy choices and healthy living for tamariki.

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Kai Reka

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Hua Parakore a hit in Oz

Biofarm, Koha Biz and Te Waka Kai Ora teamed up to test the Australian market response to pure Maori product in August at the Australian Organic Expo in Sydney. Check out the following clip for the fantastic response to Biofarm’s Hua Parakore product.  Biofarm report since that they have obtained distribution in the Australian market on the strength of their Hua Parakore verification.

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Ministerial Tautoko for Hua Parakore

Hon. Georgina Te Heuheu receives Māra Kai Kete from Percy Tipene, Chairman Te Waka Kai Ora

The Minister Rt. Hon. Georgina Te Heuheu commended the work of Te Waka Kai Ora in advancing Hua Parakore Tikanga Verification for Mahinga Kai in her address to a consultation hui held in Wellington Turnbull House, Wellington on 16th September 2010.

“In your presentation you cut to the core when you said this is about our families, their healthy living, their wellbeing. Ultimately that is what this is about and so that is why this is important, and that is why we support you.

I understand that never before has Maori organics enjoyed such widespread support amounst stakeholders. I applaud you all for your contribution and encourage everyone in the room to seize the moment and continue to work towards a shared vision. Having said that I do acknowledge that you do not come this far without having worked to a shared vision anyway. And mutual objectives. Kia kaha.

I do acknowledge the importance of it and I do acknowledge that if our families, our communities, our country wants to be both successful and have a measure of well being this is very important. So I congratulate you for it and wish you all the best.”

The Minister carried with her the apologies of the Minister of Maori Affairs Rt. Hon. Pita Sharples and his best wishes for Te Waka Kai Ora in their endeavors.

Follow this link for a full transcription of the Ministers Address.

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Taranaki Kuia takes out NZ Gardener Award


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Ki te manaaki te Mauri o nga taonga katoa

TWKO is a national organisation with an active vision to promote a pathway for a healthier Whenua, and Healthier community to ensure harmony exist on this earth.
Our 10 year goal is to educate and feed ourselves under the guidance of Hua Parakore. By taking care of the Whenua (earth) we produce a pure product (food) hence a healthier Whānau and community

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Korero no percy tipene

“I think there’s a real need for the recognition of tikanga (indigenous lore) and practices involving the whenua, so Te Waka Kai Ora are really happy to act as a vehicle for that process.”
Korero no Percy Tipene Ngati Hine

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Tawhai McClutchie

“Ko te reo Maori te Mauri o te Iwi Maori
Ko te Mara Kai te oranga o te tangata Katoa”
No Tawhia McClutchie Ngati Uepohatu

Ngati Uepohatu

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