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Zero Waste Tikanga with Para Kore

11/05/2022 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Para Kore
We are excited to be part of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s hands-on learning festival, with the key theme being Innovation in Equity.
Kahurangi from Para Kore will be joining us at the Riverlution Eco Hub
Para Kore is about embracing our tikanga of caring for Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Para Kore kaupapa believes landfilling or burning rubbish from our marae is a waste of resources and is harmful to us all.
Come and learn about:
1. Okohanga – Creation Story Rangi & Papa 20 m
Māori Creation story. We are all connected through our whakapapa to every living and non living thing.
2. Nga Rawa Māori – Natural Resources 20 m
This wānanga introduces the concept that all our waste is created from natural resources which we are related to through whakapapa. The workshop teaches what the natural resources are that glass, plastic, steel, aluminium and paper/cardboard are made from. An A3 board card game with product examples reinforces the learning. It also introduces the important concept of “Renewable” vs “Non-Renewable” resources and examines which natural resources (of our everyday materials) are renewable.
Ngā Rawa Māori Video
3.Te Pūnaha Hoko Mea | The System of Stuff 20 m
-To introduce the concept of “Linear” vs “Circular” “Systems” of (taking, making, selling, using & disposing of) our stuff.
-To demonstrate that there is a much bigger story to our stuff (..and that of ‘zero waste’ in general, and of Para Kore) – than only how we get rid of our stuff.
-To show participants that our choices/actions can greatly influence the whole story.
-To inspire participants toward solutions: Local Action = Global Impact!
System of Stuff Video
4. Wehewehe Para | Waste Check 20 m
Investigates how much ‘divertible’ waste is present in a rōpū’s collection systems of landfill / ‘rubbish’.
It involves tipping out collected ‘rubbish’ onto a tarpaulin and sorting the contents into 17 categories.
This activity illustrates what’s recyclable, what’s compostable, sometimes even reusable, and what’s not. It becomes apparent how all of their collections systems are working – eg if they have paper recycling set up, why then is there paper in the rubbish?
Discussions are generated about how to improve current systems but more importantly, how to reduce the waste streams and find alternatives.
ngā mihi


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Para Kore
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Richmond Community Garden
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Riverlution Eco Hub
46a Vogel street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013 New Zealand
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