Our upcoming community event has been reported on Stuff ( 16 June):
A community discussion on kai (food) resilience is being held in South Taranaki as part of Māori New Year celebrations.
“We have organised an evening with guest-speakers, inspirational films, a crop swap, and a shared meal to explore solutions around how we can collectively build our kai resilience across the South Taranaki district,” Taranaki Timebank co-ordinator and Ngāruahine Iwi member Patina Edwards said.
Speakers will include Debbie Ngarewa-Packer (Māori Party MP), Emily Tuhi-Ao Bailey (Parihaka māra kai), Fiona Young (ReGenerative Solutions), Julie-anne Barney-Katane (Ngāruahine Iwi Health Services), Rochelle Steer (Kai Kitchen) and Michelle Busby (Goldbush Micro Farm).
“This evening will be an opportunity for people from across the community to connect and discuss how we can work collaboratively to ensure that South Taranaki’s food system supports the health of our people and our planet,” South Taranaki District Council Environment and Sustainability Officer Brittany Rymer said.
“From the Parihaka community gardens and food forest, to small-scale commercial vegetable production, to blueberries for export, there is already a groundswell of initiatives that are working on diversifying our agricultural practices. Come join the discussion around regenerative growing as a solution to our climate crisis.”
“Te hua o te tau hou - Kai Resilience in South Taranaki” will be held on June 26 from 4pm – 7pm at Te Korowai o Ngāruahine, 147 High Street, Hāwera.
There will be an evening meal and attendees are invited bring a plate to share. This event will also include a crop swap, so attendees are welcome to bring any surplus veges or other homemade foods to swap.