Para Kore

The Programme

Para Kore

How does it work?

We work with marae, kura, kōhanga reo, whare karakia, wāhi mahi, events and more.

A presentation about the Para Kore kaupapa is always the first step, and signing up is always the second step. Hereon after, some of the steps may happen together, or at different times.


Step 1: Para Kore presentation delivered, questions answered.

Waste Audit

Step 3: Marae takes part in a Waste Audit of their waste with Para Kore advisor


Step 5: Para Kore advisor shows Marae Champion how to fill out their Marae Tracker

Para Kore Policies

Step 7: Marae with support from Para Kore advisor creates Para Kore Policies

Second waste Audit

Step 9: A second Waste Audit is undertaken to determine progress and next steps


Step 2: Relationship agreement signed and Para Kore champion confirmed.

System Setup

Step 4: Para Kore advisor provides signage and bins and helps marae to set up recycling (and possibly composting) systems

Wānanga Session

Step 6: Para Kore advisor shows Marae Champion how to fill out their Marae Tracker

Annual Evaluation + Ongoing Support

Step 8: Marae fill out an Annual Evaluation about progress and Para Kore advisor provides on-going support

Our work

Ngā mahi hei mahi

We work to normalise living without waste – closed loop living, building a circular economy, increasing biodiversity, supporting climate justice and action, and regenerating ecosystems. 

Our Purpose

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.

Para Kore is for Everyone

The rōpū we work with include but are not limited to: marae, whānau, hapū, iwi, kura, kōhanga reo, puna reo, kindergarten, community organisations, events, churches, tertiary institutions, companies, community gardens, and kaumatua rōpū.

Ready to learn more? Connect with your local kaiārahi today.