Tag Archives: agrobiodiversity

biofarm is Hua Parakore!

Friday 30th July was a very special day for the Te Waka Kai Ora kaupapa whanau. Te Waka Kai Ora Chairman Percy Tipene and Executive Member Geneva Hildreth made the journey to the Tait-Jamieson whenua in the Manawatu to award … Continue reading

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hua parakore research update

Tino rangatiratanga o ngā Hua Māori! The Hua Parakore kaupapa goes from strength to strength with the end of the research project now in sight. The closer we get to completion the more the emphasis goes into ensuring that the … Continue reading

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kai atua, kai tangata, rongoa atua, rongoa tangata

E konei ka puta nga ahuatanga mahi Rongoa, Kai, nga tohu rangatira a nga Tohunga, e matakite, nui ona Matauranga mo “Tua-Atea” (real world) ko te whariki mo te timatatanga o nga kakano o nga mea katoa, mai e te … Continue reading

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korero no phrang roy

Te Waka Kai Ora had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Phrang Roy during his visit to Aotearoa in June 2010. Dr Phrang Roy leads the international Indigenous Partnership on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty. In this clip Pounmau Skelton talks to … Continue reading

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korero no shayna bailey

Te Waka Kai Ora have had the pleasure of hosting Shayna Bailey of Slow Food International during her visit to Aotearoa in June 2010. In this clip Pounmau Skelton talks to Shayna in the gardens of Papatuanuku Marae at Māngere. … Continue reading

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biofarm does it best

Biofarm, located on the banks of the Manawatu River, has been certified organic since 1986. Cathy & Jamie Tait-Jamieson are staunchly committed to the Hua Parakore kaupapa of producing natural foods with considerable nutritional benefits. To read more visit the article … Continue reading

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slow food international teams up with twko

Shayna Bailey from Slow Food international recently visited Aotearoa and teamed up with Pounamu Skelton from Te Waka Kai Ora and Maui Hudson from Universitiy of Waikato on a recent Hikoi to visit local producers and Rongoa Clinics. A successful … Continue reading

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selling riwai at the market

In previous years we’ve sold a lot at the market.  As I’ve said we’ve since downsized and we’ve got a smaller garden.  But certainly over the years we’ve sold a few tonnage of Maori potatoes.  Having said that, there’s only certain … Continue reading

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watering your vegetables

It may be that we usually water for the first week.  We tend not to do a lot of watering.  I think the plants then would create a dependency and they’d almost expect you to go out there and water … Continue reading

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seed saving

My thing was when we first started gardening was to save seed.  Some things are easier to save seeds from, i.e. cabbages, caulis, broccolis, kale.  Things like lettuce are reasonably easy to save as well.  I do try to save … Continue reading

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