Para Kore

What We Do


Para Kore offers a range of programmes throughout the motu that may be available in person or online, depending on where we have kaimahi and where we are funded to deliver them.

We work with marae, whānau, hapū, iwi,  kura, kōhanga/puna reo, early childhood centres, whare karakia/churches, wāhi mahi, community organisations, tertiary institutions, companies, events, community gardens, kaumātua rōpū and more.

He Mana tō te Kai

Join Para Kore and other whānau Māori on a journey through whakapapa, māramatanga, kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga with our He Mana tō te Kai programme. We will take you through the systems of kai, learn useful tips, save more kai and money, reduce kai waste and make a plan to raise the inherent mana of kai.


Mai i Kurawaka | Reindigenising Ikura

The purpose of this wānanga is to raise awareness about the te ao Māori worldview relating to ikura (menstruation), including the history and whakapapa, as well as the pros and cons of both reusable and single-use ikura products. This wānanga enables a safe place for wahine to talk about ikura and ikura products. Kōrero mai ki a mātou.


Kope Tautāiao | Eco-Friendly Nappies

Join us to learn about kope tautāiao, and the benefits of using them for our mokopuna and our taiao.  See how easy it is to integrate using cloth nappies, even if it’s just one a day into daily routines, reducing waste, and saving money. Kōrero mai ki a mātou.  

Oranga Kura | Zero Waste Schools

The goal of the Oranga Kura programme is for schools to reduce their waste significantly and to push past the usual barriers and limitations encountered when trying to implement zero waste practices. This is a two-year behaviour change programme currently available in the Waikato.

Contact us if you’d like to run this school programme in your rohe.

Te Mahi Wairākau | Composting

Composting is more than just a way to get rid of our food scraps. Composting is about enhancing the mauri of Hineahuone through creating healthy, nutrient rich soil. Creating soil enables whānau and hapū to grow their own kai. Building food security, while knowing the whakapapa of our kai. We offer a range of compost support, from setting up worm farms or compost systems at your place, to community-scale compost hubs. He mahi whakamana i a Hineahuone. Kōrero mai ki a mātou.