The Kaitaki Hunt is ON!
It's been an incredible year since we launched our very first Eat New Zealand Kaitaki - a collective of next generation food storytellers. We've been blown away by the power in bringing together a group of 30 individuals, from all across Aotearoa, including Northland to Rakiura.
Among the collective were farmers, fishers, divers, food technologists, dieticians, gardeners, food experience providers, chefs, photographers, illustrators, writers, journalists, wine makers, coffee roasters, business owners, food growers, compost enthusiasts and more. Over the last year we've collected and amplified their stories through our Eat New Zealand platforms.
It's now time for us to find our next Kaitaki and we'd love your help to expand this collective.
This is a unique opportunity for a young person to develop connections, build their personal brand or business and become part of a group of next generation influencers who are paving the way forward. We'd appreciate you passing this message on to those you think might be interested.
Who is eligible? Keen young people from across all levels of our food system, who have a passion for telling food stories.
You can find more details here.
Applications are OPEN NOW and will CLOSE Friday 6th August at 5pm.
Here's a few thoughts from our Kaitaki about what they enjoyed most from their first year...
"Meeting likeminded people, witnessing the strength in unity and the possibility for change."
"I loved meeting everyone - they are all amazing. It was awesome to learn new things, it helped me find my passion and opened my eyes into what I want to study at university and what I want to do afterwards. It also allowed me to create many amazing connections!"
"Having a whānau of passionate youngsters with shared beliefs and passions!"
"The People! I loved the exchange of information across the country and the connections made over topics of discussion that everyone can relate to."
I'm interested in becoming an Eat New Zealand Kaitaki!