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Mahinga kai
by Esther Water, Miranda Cahn
International Journal of Business Performance Management (IJBPM), Vol. 9, No. 3, 2007


Abstract: Access to mahinga kai (food-gathering places) is a central aspect of New Zealand Maori development and well-being, providing not only a source of food and access to material goods for subsistence, but also the opportunity to embody cultural values through lived practice, linking people and resources with the tangible and intangible dimensions of human existence and well-being. While the context within which the gathering from mahinga kai has changed over time, the relevance of mahinga kai to Maori people remains. Colonisation and the subsequent loss of land for Maori, has impacted on access to mahinga kai and this is a continuing source of deprivation.

Online publication date: Fri, 20-Apr-2007


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