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New Food Hui 2021 Dates

New Food Hui 2021 Dates

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Coming together

Eat New Zealand started life seven years ago when a group of people, led by chef Giulio Sturla, came together to consider some of the issues around access to our own food. How could we become one of the world’s great food destinations if we couldn’t buy fish directly from the fisher (as an example)?

What was simply meant to be a day of conversations grew into a national food movement because of the synergies formed in that room after the Ōtautahi/ Christchurch earthquakes. As an organisation we will do everything we can to bring people back together safely, acknowledging the powerful and often unseen connections and problem-solving that can be made by being in each other’s presence.”

For this reason, in collaboration with The Restaurant Association, we’ve decided to postpone the Food Hui until November 1st & 2nd, in the hope we can return to Level 1 and hold it in person.

While this pandemic is obviously our short-term priority, we also recognise there’s some longer-term challenges and opportunities to ensure our role within our environment can adequately nourish us all, giving us the opportunity to celebrate the abundance of this amazing place we get to call home.

Angela Clifford

CE Eat New Zealand

More details about the Food Hui 2021

Outline for Day 2

Day two will focus on embracing who we are as a food nation, from our producers to those who celebrate our food and food experiences. The event will bring together leaders, thinkers and innovators to seek guidance and support to strengthen what we have already built and to come together to pave a more resilient food future for Aotearoa.

The day will begin with a discussion on partnership for our food story, building on the conversation started through Feast Matariki, a national food celebraton for Aotearoa.

Then some of our Kaitaki will take to the stage. They’re a diverse nationwide network of young food story-tellers; farmers, fishers, community food advocates, chefs, writers & health professionals. Together they’ll weave a picture of our future food landscape.

How we can incorporate a values-based framework or national food strategy into our food system will be discussed, and we’ll look at specific areas of our food such as dairy and seaweed considering the challenges and opportunitites ahead.

Finally we’ll consider the development of food communitites through local food networks and regenerative food tourism to understand how they’ll play an important role in our food security and food celebration moving forwards.

As we have moved dates, we will be working to reconfirm our speakers, and will release our panel lineups over the coming weeks.

Ticket holders

For those who have already purchased tickets to attend the Food Hui, these will be transferred through to the new date. However if you are no longer able to attend, we will refund you, just email: kate@eatnewzealand.nz

Meet the faces of our Kaitaki

Over the last week we've been sharing the faces and bios of each of our Eat New Zealand Kaitaki Class of 2021 / 2022 across our Instagram page @eat.newzealand

If you haven't seen them yet, we encourage you to jump over and hear a bit more about this epic crew and to find out where you can follow them on their journey!
We'd like to acknowledge the generous and ongoing support of our sponsors and partners including the Restaurant Association, the Ministry for Primary Industries, ANZ, Our Land and Water, AgResearch. Christchurch NZ, Venues Ōtautahi, Anchor Food Professionals.


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