Te Ao Tūroa is the natural order of our world. It is an expression of the divinity of the atua. Our role as tangata whenua of Aotearoa is to act as kaitiaki of Te Ao Tūroa. Hua Parakore producers recognise the natural world as the home of Kai Atua.
In your role as a Hua Parakore producer, it is important to respect and protect the integrity and sanctity of Te Ao Tūroa in order to ensure the quality of Kai Atua that you produce.” (Ngā Āhuatanga o Hua Parakore: Resource 2, 2011)