20 YEAR PLANTING PROJECT
The overall objective of the 20 Year Planting Project is to restore our local ngahere (native bush) to its original glory around ''Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi'', in Horokiwi (meaning ''the breeding place of Kiwi'') and Newlands, originally called Pukehuia (meaning ''the hill of the Huia Bird''), to a standard where we can Identify, Restore, Maintain, and Harvest the ngahere (native bush/plants) or preparation of returning the Kiwi and Manu (Birds) to the whenua (land) including Raranga (weaving), Rongoa (medicine), Maara kai (food gardens and Maori cuisine) Matauranga (knowledge) for Whanau Whanui (whanau and community) of Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi
2016 will bring a new phase to our Rongoā Programme. Currently the Rongoā core group is compiling a programme.
The rongoā programme was extremely fortunate to have Pa Rob McGowen come and provide some inspirational presentations. As can be seen on your left where the rongoā roopu are out on a field trip.
MĀRA KAI TIPu PROGRAMME
In 2016 we will introduce our Māra Kai tipu programme (food gardens). This programme will work in with the Māra Kai tunu programme. More information will be presented in due time.
We are intending to have two māra one at Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi and a second māra at our whare parekereke situated at Northern Community Gardens, Jay Street.
MĀRA KAI TUNU PROGRAMME
On Sunday, 13 May 2012 the Māra Kai (Māori Cuisine) was established. This was another exciting day, lead by Joe McLeod, Master Chef, instructing and demonstrating Chicken, Fish and Pork dishes, prepared in the traditional Māori method, cooked using modern technology . . . gas burners. And . . . MMM . . . it was superb, you needed to be there to enjoy the company, taste and awesome instructions.
In 2016 we will introduce our new Māra Kai tunu programme, this programme will work in with the Māra Kai tipu programme where pupils will learn Māori Cuisine techniques.
Our GIS programme involves identify all the plants in our 20 Year Planting Project for various aspects. As part of the project objectives we aim to restore certain areas within the scope of our project GIS is an important tool for us to achieve this.
The images that have been posted are of the Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi GIS during training which was kindly provided by DOC.