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Eat NZ Kaitaki "Talking Plates"

Eat NZ Kaitaki "Talking Plates"

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Using plates of food to tell our stories has always been baked into the DNA of Eat New Zealand. Many of you will remember ‘Talking Plates’ and associated hashtags that capture in simple ways values that are complex and hugely important to us as a movement.

From #EatTheWholeFish to #NZNativeIngredients, the conversation has evolved to include #LotsOfLittle and #RepurposeTheSurplus. Ideas such as #KnowYourFarmer #KnowYourFisher #EatNZGrains #GrowFoodCommunities and our perennial #WildFoodLove are hard-wired into who we are.

So it’s an exciting moment to announce we’re letting the Kaitaki our next generation food leaders, loose on the Talking Plates idea.

It’s also exciting to announce they’ll be led by Eat New Zealand founder chef Giulio Sturla.

You can experience these plates, along with their own vision of the future, in Wellington on Thursday 11th May as part of Wellington on a Plate.

It will be a meal you’ll be discussing around many future tables, make sure you’re at this one!

Angela Clifford, CE Eat New Zealand. @eat.newzealand

#KnowYourFarmer #KnowYourFisher #EatNZGrains #GrowFoodCommunities #EatNZKaitaki #RepurposeTheSurplus #LotOfLittle #Biodiversity #FeastMatariki

*Lead Photo: Memories of the Eat New Zealand Talking Plates event at Nostalgia Festival in Ōtautahi in Feb 2019.

Take me to the tickets for the Eat NZ Kaitaki Talking Plates

Organic Week NZ May 1st - 7th

Coming up next week across Aotearoa, Organic Week is a week-long celebration to help us all understand what organic means, why it matters and where to find organic products and producers.

Part of the nationwide celebration includes the Organic NZ Awards, where two of our Eat NZ Kaitaki have been nominated as Emerging Leader of the Year: Brittany Stembridge of Tomtit Farms in the Waikato and Jamie Tucker of BHU Organic College Market Garden. This award recognises someone working in an inspiring leadership role in the New Zealand organics/kai atua sector with under five years experience. The awards night is on Thursday 4th May in Wellington. Throughout Organic Week there will also be a webinar and speaker series focused on "Organics is Climate Action", plus a series of regional field days.

Our Canterbury-based Kaitaki Kaitlyn and Jess Lamb will be hosting a free Urban Farm Bike Tour on Sat 6th May. Sign up to secure your space here. Find out more about Organic Week Aotearoa here.
How to engage with Organic Week Aotearoa

NZ Arable Awards

Calling all bakers, other food producers and farmers! The 2023 NZ Arable Awards are approaching. Our CE Angela Clifford was Arable Food Champion last year and has been appointed a judge for this year's awards.

We know there are many amazing people in our network whose work deserves to be recognised - so get in there and nominate your favourite Arable Food human! Find details on categories and how to nominate here.

Nominate your favourite Arable Food Human!

More Harvest Stories from Kaitaki

As harvest season continues throughout Aotearoa, we've seen more stories come through from our #EatNZKaitaki collective - you can take a look at them over on the Eat NZ Kaitaki Substack.

Show me more of the #EatNZKaitaki Harvest Stories
We'd like to acknowledge the generous and ongoing support of our sponsors and partners including the Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Our Land and Water & Foundation for Arable Research.


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