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

Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore

Freerange Press

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A Māori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook.

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

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


188, full colour