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Feast Matariki Wrap Up

Feast Matariki Wrap Up

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Thank you to everyone who supported our Feast Matariki efforts this year. From the national activations of Our Kai Stories to The Shortest Meal, and all our Ōtautahi in person events.

It was also wonderful to see Matariki being further elevated in the hearts and minds of Aotearoa. It feels like such as special time for us all to come together, feast, reflect and reset. It was exciting to see an increasing number of food celebrations this year, no doubt encouraged by the national theme, a reminder that Matariki Heri Kai, or that Matariki brings the food.

We hope everyone feels like we do, that our food culture and stories are so much richer when we reconnect and celebrate who we are together.

Special thanks from us to MBIE, Kiwibank and Greenwood Roche for their support.

Matariki whetu hei kai. Mānawatia a Matariki!

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

See more from The Hākari Feast event in Ōtautahi

Photos above by Daniela Aebli Photography

Dr Hana O'Regan at the Te Tiriti O Waitangi Workshop at Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Feast Matariki ~ In the Press:

From the One News 6pm live cross, to interviews on Breakfast TV, The AM show, The Sunday Star Times sharing a steamed pudding recipe, an article in The Press and a Rural Exchange podcast interview - we had an amazing response nationally about our Feast Matariki events.

Our Eat NZ Kaitaki Josh Hunter of Base Food by Fire and Ngaio Cowell of Te Whare Tapere were both featured and did a fabulous job of explaining the why behind our 'Kai Hau Kai - Imagining Abundance' kaupapa.

Rangatahi Winners Announced!

It's been so inspiring seeing our rangatahi share their growing, cooking and foraging food stories over on ‘Our Kai Stories’.

Take a look at some of our rangatahi winners:

Stella in Southland - with her epic story of harvesting tītī with her Dad, Eat NZ Kaitaki Dan Tarrant. Watch the full video of her kai story here.

"Kia ora, ko Stella toku ingoa, Harvesting Titi is my food story. Each year we head to the Titi Islands. My Dad (Dan) and cousin Rick took me and my cousin Ché down for our first time last year. We learnt to catch the Titi. Pluck the Titi by hand as our people have done for hundreds of years, dewax and pack the Titi. The best part is taking it home to eat it and share with our Whānau and friends."

Tu Aio from Geraldine - shared his video of making sourdough pikelets, with eggs from his hei hei (chickens)! It was co-produced by his sister who helped him to record and edit. Watch his inspiring video here.

If you have any rangatahi in your life that are keen to share their stories, upload it to Instagram and tag @ourkaistories & @eat.newzealand OR email it through to us: hello@eat.newzealand.nz

Huge shoutout to Damaris Coulter Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa of @therealnessworld who has been holding the space for this kaupapa and sharing the magic over on @OurKaiStories !

We'd like to acknowledge the generous and ongoing support of our sponsors and partners including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Our Land and Water & Foundation for Arable Research.


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