Te Puāwaitanga o te Tātai me ngā kai

Te Puāwaitanga ō te Tātai and food

​A low carbon, resilient and equitable food system embodies values of Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Rangatiratanga, Mātauranga, Ōritetanga and Tōnuitanga.

Of particular relevance are Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga and Tōnuitanga. This priority seeks to increase access to healthy, sustainable food and provide communities with the knowledge to become more self-sufficient, improving mental and physical wellbeing and autonomy.

Whānau and communities growing their own food in a more regenerative way will restore, maintain, and protect mana whenuawhakapapa connections to kaitiaki, whenua, and atua.

Growth in sustainable food production and manufacture provides increased training and employment opportunities in a low carbon industry that will adapt with climate change.

Specific Ngā Mahi a Te Ora / Well-being activities that relate to the food priority area include:

  • enabling Oranga Ma Te Marae / Well-being through the marae
  • restoring, rejuvenating and replenishing our repo (e.g. using whole of catchment system for decision-making including land use change)
  • restoring, rejuvenating and replenishing our puna wai
  • restoring, rejuvenating and replenishing our mahinga kai
  • preparing and educating Māori communities, businesses and landowners for change
    intergenerational education programmes
  • enabling whānau to prosper, be resilient and strong as we transition away from carbon dependence.