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Para Kore Marae's waste minimisation project

Para Kore Marae Incorporated has been granted funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund to enable it to roll out its waste minimisation programme to marae around the country.

Source: Para Kore Marae Incorporated

About the programme

Para Kore Marae Incorporated has been granted a further $800,000 to expand its Para Kore Programme to marae around the country. This brings the funding granted to the organisation to just over $1.2 million since 2011. The award-winning programme has 171 marae participating from all over the country. Para Kore won the National Energy Globe Award from the Energy Globe Foundation in August 2016. In 2017, they were a finalist for Kaitaki leadership for the Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation Green Ribbon Awards.

The Para Kore programme involves working with marae to increase the reuse, recycling and composting of materials. The aim is to reduce the extraction of natural resources and raw materials from Papatūānuku (earth mother).

The funding is being used for resources such as signage, wheelie and compost bins and to recruit an advisor for waste minimisation advice and education. Participating marae are offered support to set up recycling and composting systems and given continued access to a waste advisor. Waste minimisation is tracked at all of the marae.The Para Kore programme has been successfully implemented in several regions including Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hauraki, and Ruakawa.

Para Kore Marae Incorporated is currently implementing the programme in Ruapehu (Para Kore ki Ruapehu), Far North (Para Kore ki Te Hiku o te Ika), Gisborne, East Coast, Hawke’s Bay and Rotorua (Mā Pango, Mā Whero).

Para Kore Marae Incorporated projects and funding

Funding granted Year Project funded
$156,000 2011 Para Kore ki Raukawa, ki Hauraki, ki Waikato
$139,800 2012 Para Kore ki Taranaki me te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui
$160,000 2013 Pare Kore ki Te Moana a Toi te Huatahi
$132,000 2014 Para Kore ki Te Hiku o te Ika
$132,000 2015 Para Kore ki Ruapehu
$528,000 2016 Para kore Mā Pango, Mā Whero

Find out more

Para Kore website