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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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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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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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Hikoi Ki te Motu

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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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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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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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ko te kuku horo taepa

The Miro delicious red berries provide Kai for the Kereru during the month of Haratua. The Kereru can be spotted fattened up on the tree branches taken more effort to fly from tree to tree. Often you hear them before … Continue reading

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