The Para Kore Programme is a free education programme for marae. We rely on the generosity and support of our funders and sponsors to do this work.

If you would like to support Para Kore, donations can be made to Para Kore Marae Incorporated, Kiwibank, 38-9011-0204763-00 or you can use our Give A Little page. Para Kore is registered with the Charities Commission.

Ka mihi te ngākau ki a koutou katoa mō te tautoko!


The Ministry for the Environment has been our major funder from the very beginning firstly with the Sustainable Management Fund (SMF), and now with the Waste Minimsiation Fund (WMF). Without this ongoing support, Para Kore would not be in the strong position it is today with the ability to deliver into rural and urban marae across the country. Ka nui ngā mihi!


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Trust Waikato, your generosity for the support you have given us over the years has been much appreciated. Ngā mihi mutunga kore.


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Xtreme Zero Waste, we appreciate your support in getting this project started in the beginning years. You got us going and then let us go!


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Waikato Regional Council, ka mau tō wehi! Your organisation has provided in-kind support from the very beginning, and we have been blessed to have worked with Gannin Ormsby, Carol Henry and Marianna Tyler. Thank-you! We look forward to continuing our strong relationship working together with our marae communities towards a zero waste region.


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Mā te Reo, ka nui ngā mihi! Thanks for helping us get valuable bilingual resources for use on the marae we work with.


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Waipa District Council, thank-you for supporting Para Kore at Pohara Marae and Maungatautari Marae. Your quick response to supporting us financially to work with marae in your rohe when we were just a new project getting started, was really appreciated!




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Hamilton City Council Envirofund, thanks for helping out with the purchase of containment and signage at Kirikiriroa Marae. Wel Energy, big ups for supporting Para Kore in your rohe and Sulo Talbot thanks for providing Para Kore with some wheelie bins over the years.


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Waste Minimisation Fund project titled, Para Kore ki Waikato, ki Hauraki, ki Raukawa was generously supported by these partners. Tēnei te mihi atu ki a Waikato Tainui rāua ko Raukawa Charitable Trust mō ngā huruhuru! Hauraki Māori Trust Board supported us in our first year of this project too, ka nui ngā mihi.


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With Taranaki now implementing the programme we say a big thank-you to all of the councils, Stratford District, New Plymouth District, South Taranaki District and the Taranaki Regional Council too. In Te Tau Ihu, many thanks to Nelson City and Tasman District Councils.


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In the Bay of Plenty, a big shout out to Tauranga City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Western Bay of Plenty Council, Ngāti Awa, and Whakatāne District Council, thank-you for agreeing to be part of the Para Kore ki Te Moana a Toi project. Tēnā rawa atu koutou!

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Big ups to Gisborne District Council for supporting Para Kore to come to Te Tai Rāwhiti. Ka nui nga mihi!

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He mihi nui hoki ki a World Wildlife Foundation for sponsoring our new compost bins for marae.





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He mihi nui ki a Northland Waste who is one of our external partners that has partnered up with Far North District Council for the Waste Minimisation project. 

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Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua