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

Author(s): Edited by Jessica Hutchings and Jo Smith

NZ Non-Fiction

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 Maori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga - it holds ancestral connections and is the root of turangawaewae and whakapapa. It is the source of shelter, kai and manaakitanga. Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook shines a light on Maori 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 Maori 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 Maori organics framework as a means for understanding these wide-ranging, diverse and interwoven relationships with soil.

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Edited by Jessica Hutchings (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirapa, Gujarati) and Jo Smith (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha)   

General Fields

  • : 9780473516192
  • : Freerange Press
  • : Freerange Press
  • : January 2020
  • : 245.00 cmmm X 170.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edited by Jessica Hutchings and Jo Smith
  • : en
  • : 188