Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Māori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook

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Edited by Jessica Hutchings (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirapa, Gujarati) and Jo Smith (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha)

Released on Harvest: Fresh Scholarship from the Field

ISBN 9780473516192, 188 pages, full colour

Soil health and security are key components of our wellbeing. Even so, soil is faced with many environmental challenges under the current iteration of capitalism. A paradigm shift is needed to encourage care for this resource. In te ao Māori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga – it holds ancestral connections and is the root of tūrangawaewae and whakapapa. It is the source of shelter, kai and manaakitanga.

Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Māori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook shines a light on Māori relationships with soil, as well as the connections between soil and food security, and frames these links within the wider discourse of tino rangatiratanga from a variety of Māori perspectives. Through a range of essays, profiles and recipes, it seeks to promote wellbeing and elevate the mana of the soil by drawing on the hua parakore Māori organics framework as a means for understanding these wide-ranging, diverse and interwoven relationships with soil.


Building a Rauemi Hua Parakore for Understanding Soil Health and Wellbeing
By Jessica Hutchings and Jo Smith

Oneone Ora, Tangata Ora: Soils and Māori Health and Wellbeing
By Garth Harmsworth

Māori Soil Sovereignty: Advocating for the Rights of Our Ancestral Soils
By Jessica Hutchings

Nāku Koe i Whāngai (It was I that brought you up)
By Nick Roskruge

A Vision for Soil and Food-Growing with Maanu Paul
By Kiri Reihana Spraggs

Ngāhuia Lena: Kaitiaki of Moroiti
By Teina Boasa-Dean and Ruth Nesi Bryce-Hare

Te Wharekura o Maniapoto: Kura ā-Iwi – Educating the Community
By Yvonne Taura

Ruia Ngā Purapura: Sowing the Seeds
By Antoine Coffin

Whare Uku: Living in a Home Made of Papatūānuku
By Helen Potter

Wellbeing Through Homeopathy
By Jo Smith

Pounamu Among the Rocks: Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae
By Jo Smith

Tātai Tangata ki te Whenua
By Kiri Reihana Spraggs

Ko te Kai he Rongoā, ko te Rongoā he Kai: A Kōrero About Kai, Motherhood, Soil and Wellbeing
By Gretta Carney with Jo Smith

Recipe cards