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Kono for Pure Kai


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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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Ministerial Tautoko for Hua Parakore

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 … Continue reading

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Te Reka o te Kai – Kai Atua

Te Reka o te Kai- Kai Atua publication will be launch during the Hikoi ki te Motu tour in 12 regions starting 9th September in Kaikohe. This guide has been compiled by Te Waka Kai Ora to introduce whanau to … 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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māra kai heroes – paul kimura

Te Waka Kai ora had a wonderful hui at the Papatuanuku Marae and Māra at Māngere in June 2010 where Māori gardens are humming. This clip features some gardening tips from marae trustee and farmer Paul Kimura.

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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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