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FoodHui 2019

Eat New Zealand began life as a day of talks about our food and the things that influence it. For that reason our Food Hui remains a hugely important date in our yearly calendar. This is our fifth consecutive annual symposium and it will be held in Auckland on Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th November, as a part of Taste of Auckland, co-presented with the Restaurant Association of New Zealand. It is undoubtedly the most important food conversation in New Zealand, as it covers all aspects of our food; from agriculture to hospitality and tourism.

The 2nd day, Monday 4th November, will be our day to discuss ideas such as the inspiration Māori Food Systems can be for us all, the future of Culinary Tourism, our regional food stories, the future of the NZ Food Story, creating awareness about a national food resilience movement and the possibility that regenerative agriculture could be a new narrative for our farmers facing so many challenges.

There will be over 30 speakers including Dr. Jessica Hutchings a leading Māori food researcher and food system thinker, Ian Proudfoot, our top agribusiness future thinker, Greg Hart and Gwen Grelet, some of our most innovative farmers and agricultural scientists, Natalie O'Brien, who was at the helm of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival for 15 years. Emily King an environmental lawyer connected to our food system from a grassroots perspective and many others.

Every year has been an opportunity to connect and advance our thinking collectively, particularly important in such tumultuous times. If you want insight into what’s happening and the people making it happen, get along.

The Eat New Zealand day of the 2019 FoodHui is supported by Taste of Auckland & Lemongrass Productions, ANZ Bank, Beef + Lamb NZ, Arable Food Industry Council, Wellington Culinary Events Trust, Our Land & Water National Science Challenge, Agmardt, Manaaki Whenua & Antipodes Water.

More details & tickets here:

Schedule for Monday 4th November (Day 2) presented by Eat New Zealand

9:00am - Iwi & MC Welcome

9:20am - Eat New Zealand Introduction Giulio Sturla & Angela Clifford

9:40am - Māori Food Systems as Inspiration for the Future of Aotearoa.

Keynote: Jessica Hutchings - Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirapa, Gujarati .

Speakers: Jo Smith - Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Ngāi Tahu, Victoria University of Wellington

Aimee Kaio- Te Arawa, Nga Puhi, Ngāi Tahu Tribal Economy.

Manaia Cunningham - Ngāi Tahu, Koukourarata

Te Rangikaheke Kiripatea - Kai Rotorua.

Supported by Our Land & Water

10:40am - Morning Tea

11:00am - The Future of the NZ Food Story

Keynote: Ian Proudfoot - KPMG.

Speakers: Julia Jones - NZ Exchange, Primary Sector Council

Anutosh Cusack - Slow Food

Hugh Good - Beef & Lamb NZ

Melissa Clark-Reynolds ONZM - Independent Director, Futurist

Supported by Beef + Lamb

12 noon - A National Food Resilience Movement

Keynote: Emily King - Spira

Speakers: Jasmin Jackson - Ka Pai Kai, Kai Rotorua

Kelly Francis - Whenua Warrior Ihumātao

Sue Neurueter - Kaitiaki of Noises Island

Gretta Carney - Hapī, Napier, Kaihaukai.

1pm Lunch. Message from Ivan Lawrie. Supported by Arable Food Industry Council.

1:50pm - The Future of Culinary Tourism in NZ

Keynote: Natalie O’Brien - Natalie O'Brien & Co.

Speakers: Sarah Meikle - Wellington Culinary Events Trust

Anna King-Shahab - Radish

Belinda Donaldson - Pegasus Bay Winery & Restaurant

Supported by Agmardt & Wellington Culinary Events Trust

2:50pm - Taste our Regions; Telling our Food Story throughout the Country.

Keynote: John Bennett - General Manager Commercial & Agri ANZ Bank.

Speakers: Rob Simcic - Food & Beverage Sector ANZ Bank

Mark Frood - Auckland Airport

Fleur Sullivan - Fleurs Place, Geogastronomy Waitaki Geo Park

George Strachan - Ministry of Primary Industries

Claire Massey - Massey University

Supported by: ANZ Bank

3:50pm - Regenerative Agriculture; a New Farming Narrative

Keynote: Hugh Jellie - Āta/Savoury Institute.

Speakers: Gwen Grelet - Researcher, scientist Manaaki Whenua

Greg Hart - Farmer, Mangarara Station

Jenni Vernon - Farmer, Waingaro Waikato

Brendan Hoare - Buy Pure NZ

Supported by: Manaaki Whenua

4:50pm - Farewell

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