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Hei Mahi Māra
The secret life of plants

A beginner’s guide to growing organic vegetables nā Tremane Barr Summer couldn’t come around soon enough for me this year as the warmth and new bloom of life helps me focus on the positive potential of the future. I can leave behind the nightmare years since September 2010 of earthquakes and EQC, insurance company, toxic…

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Hei Mahi Māra
An attitude of gratitude

Recent research by the University of Otago found that eating more fruit and vegetables may make young people calmer, happier and more energetic in their daily life. This is a great start in understanding the link between nutrition and moods, and hopefully, ultimately health.

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Kai
Garden to Plate

The Koukourarata māra kai spreads across two plateaus – one above the other – like a giant vegetable canopy. It is a place of peace, learning and harvest; and the principle of generosity underpins its existence – evident in the small roadside koha stand that sits under the shelter of a giant gum tree.

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Hei Mahi Māra
Māhi Māra Wairua

The tastes of summer from my māra are a welcome surprise as the limited diet I am on due to a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer ( the chook food diet I call it – mainly vegetables, seeds, nuts and fruits appropriate to my blood type) has invigorated my taste buds.

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Hei Mahi Māra
Māra kai aroaromahana 2012

Spring is my favorite time of year. As a gardener, I get to be outside in the sunshine and participate in the kaitiakitanga of ushering in the miracle of life as tiny seeds and seedlings start their new cycle in the whenua.

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Hei Mahi Māra
Mātauranga Māori Māra Kai

I have been involved with the ‘Building Māori Organic Land Use Project’ with Te Atawhai o Te Ao, an independent Māori research organisation. The project focused on interviewing a wide range of Māori with experience in māra kai to identify the traditional mātauranga and kaitiakitanga basis to Māori organics.

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Hei Mahi Māra
Return of the worms

The summer gardening season has been kind to us this year in the Shaky City, with cooler-than-normal temperatures and occasional rain helping stave off the need for the city council to impose a total water ban (so far).

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