Over the last few weeks we've been busy breaking bread in every sense of the word. Bringing people together, sharing meals, feeding our diverse food communities, telling stories and creating meaningful connections over kai.
It’s been a while between newsletters but that’s no reflection on activity levels here at Eat New Zealand. In fact, quite the opposite! We’ve been working on lots of smaller projects at the same time, so finding the right time to update everyone has been a case of waiting for the stars to align.
So in this newsletter you can find more details about our work with the Marlborough District Council on a regional food strategy and hui. We’ve hosted a conversation with Andy Cato from Wild Farmed and Groove Armada as part of our Eat NZ Grains work, and acknowledged the importance of our whanaungatanga with Ngāi Tahu through Feast Matariki. Our Kaitaki have continued to drive change throughout the motu with awards, acknowledgments and food-fuelled activities.
It’s been wonderful, affirming and purposeful work designed to connect people to our land and ocean through our food. As a small not for profit organisation it can be hard to find the time to celebrate our successes so we’re going to do just that in a 12 days of Christmas wrap-up starting later this week.
I felt privileged to have had the opportunity to talk to one of our most innovative tourism thinkers GOOD Awaits, about how food systems meet tourism and what the future might look like if we can enable our visitors to get behind our food communities.* Tune in to the full episode here.
We know this is an extraordinarily busy time for everyone, from our farmers and fishers, through to our chefs and hospitality businesses. Unfortunately, it’s also a busy time for those involved in food insecurity and but those helping communities find their way to self-determination and food sovereignty are working hard on that as well.
Wishing you all some peace and downtime in the fast-paced run up to the end of the year.
Don't forget to lock in the date for next year's Eat New Zealand Hui on Monday 27th March 2023 in Tāmaki / Auckland.
#KnowYourFarmer #KnowYourFisher #EatNZGrains #GrowFoodCommunities #EatNZKaitaki @eat.newzealand
Angela Clifford, CE Eat New Zealand.
In this newsletter...
- A Regenerative Tourism podcast episode you don't want to miss
- Marlborough Food Hui 2022
- Groove Armada's Andy Cato shares his support for #EatNZGrains
- Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-iwi at the Arowhenua Marae in Temuka
- Kaitaki leading the way throughout the country