He aha te Para Kore?

What is Para Kore?

Para Kore means Zero Waste.

Para Kore is a Māori zero waste organisation with a kaupapa based on whakapapa to Papatūānuku and expressed through an
experienced and skilled team who are passionate about, and committed to, achieving a zero waste Aotearoa.

The purpose of Para Kore is to educate and advocate from a Māori worldview for a world without waste.

Te Pae Tawhiti

Our vision

Oranga Taiao, Oranga Marae, Oranga Whānau 
Healthy Natural World, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families.

Our Pae Tawhiti is based on well-being and health. We believe that our health and the health of nature are interconnected. 

Zero Waste

Why Zero Waste?
The earth’s resources are finite. Everything that we use and have comes from Ranginui, Papatūānuku and their children. Plastic is made from oil, steel from iron ore, glass from silica sand, aluminium from bauxite and cardboard and paper from trees. There is a point at which we will use everything up if we continue living we do now.

Instead, let’s imagine a world where every product is created in a way that regenerates our environment and is designed to last or to be re-used, repaired or re-cycled. Imagine a world with no landfills, where all waste from one process is a resource for another process. A world with healthy soils, diversity of species, healthy ecosystems, cultural food gathering practices, clean rivers that you can drink from, safe food grown locally, plenty of resources and people enjoying happy lives.

You can start today through gardening, reducing, sharing, helping, borrowing, repairing, reusing, recycling, composting, learning, listening, rethinking, respecting, reflecting, re-gifting, renewing, consuming consciously, up-cycling, worm-farming, and we’re here to help you!