21. Parihaka Papakāinga

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Your Hosts: Te Māra Hapori ki Parihaka

Address: 249 Mid-Parihaka Road, Parihaka

Property Size: 1 acre in food production

Opening Hours:

  • Sat 27 Oct, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sun 28 Oct, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sat 3 Nov, 10 am - 4 pm

Tours, Talks & Demonstrations:

  • Talk: Social Ecology, 28 Oct, 11 am
  • Working Bee: 27 Oct & 3 Nov, 11 am – 3 pm
  • Property Tours: 27 Oct & 3 Nov,  10 am & 3 pm, 28 Oct, 10 am & 12 pm

Property Description

Sustainability, Te Reo Māori language revitalisation, collectivity, tino rangatiratanga and peaceful resistance all meld into one at Te Māra Hapori ki Parihaka, the Parihaka community gardens. The garden and food forest support the 3 Marae and community as well as providing a peaceful place to work together, fulfilling the legacy of Tohu Kākahi and Te Whiti o Rongomai of looking after one another and building positive relationships. 

 

Regular working bees are held during the year, including Puanga, spring planting and autumn harvest.  

E rua tau ruru; e rua tau wehe; e rua tau mutu; e rua tau kai. Two seasons of storms; two seasons of scarcity; two seasons of crop failure; two seasons of plenty – a proverb about perseverance.

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22. Kaitake Farm

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Your Hosts: Toby Dixon and Ryan Gut

Address: Corner of Kaitake and Surrey Hill Roads

Property Size: 3.7 acres

Opening Hours:

  • Sun 28 Oct, 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Sun 4 Nov, 1 pm - 4 pm

Tours, Talks & Demonstrations: 

  • Tours and Talks: Informal tours and talks on market gardening, tools and methods on days open

Property Description:

Growing partners Toby and Ryan met in 2015 and their friendship hit the ground running. They created Kaitake Farm, a market garden set up using a range of innovative vegetable growing methods, with the focus of local food for local people. The gardens are on a former certified organic kiwifruit orchard run by Toby’s parents at the foothills of the Kaitake ranges.

 

Now, the property has being given a new lease on life, transformed into a place of diverse abundance. Their produce is all sold locally, most of it within a few kilometres of where it is grown. www.kaitakefarm.co.nz

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