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Oct Update: Eat NZ Grains 2022

Oct Update: Eat NZ Grains 2022

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Eat NZ Grains 2022

Acknowledging the ongoing Covid restrictions make it incredibly difficult for us to come together at the moment, so we’ve decided to postpone the Eat NZ Grains event until next year, 2022.

In the meantime we’ll be working with those in the arable sector, including our bakers to ensure a Local Grain Economy for Aotearoa remains a possibility.

Stay tuned for some brain fuel over summer that will feed this vision, and we invite you to engage, if this is an area of interest for you.

Online Food Hui 2021

Speaking of areas of interest our speakers have pirouetted (we prefer this to ‘pivoted’) to the online space, and we’re really excited about the conversations they’ll be having and your chance to contribute.

Researchers from Massey University have joined forces with the Farmers Market Association of NZ to imagine the local food of our future. A thriving, resilient local system that ensures everyone has affordable access to healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.

Who should tune in; policy makers, local government, economic development, health, social development, business and other government agencies, educators, local food legends, networks and food producers, food sovereignty supporters and local food eaters!

And two of our cleverest food tourism thinkers are coming together to help us reset as we recover from Covid restrictions on tourism and hospitality. How could this deliver really positive outcomes for these sectors if we think in a regenerative way?

Who should tune in; tourism agencies and operators, food producers, hospitality legends, communicators, regional food supporters, exporters and anyone who enjoys a good story with their food.

Never fear if you don’t see yourselves in the audience yet, we’ll be letting you know about other conversations that will fill your morning on Monday 1st November next week.

In the meantime, sign up to tune in…Book your Virtual Food Hui 2021 Tickets - Mon 1st Nov

Food Hui Ticket Prices

  • Eat New Zealand Supporters - FREE
  • Additional Ticket for Eat New Zealand Supporters - $25
  • General Tickets (for everyone else) - $35
    • Note: these are valued at $55 but Eat New Zealand are offering a $20 discount.
  • To access the $35 ticket price, simply purchase a 'General' ticket and use the code EATNZ2021.

You can secure your tickets here.

Also if you have been thinking about becoming an Eat New Zealand Supporter - this is a great opportunity to jump on board and help contribute to our mission of further connecting people to our land through food. For just $10.50 per week you can be part of the official Eat New Zealand Supporters crew. Join us!

Crayfest Kaikōura!

Crayfest Kaikōura is a 16 day celebration of Kaikōura's most famous kaimoana, The Crayfish! Taking place from 29 October to 14 November 2021.

Over 25 local Kaikōura hospitality businesses will be participating and offering an amazing range of crayfish dish specials for all tastes and budgets. Including: Culinary Degustation Events, 'Catch Your Own Crayfish' Fishing Trip deals, Helicopter Flights with Mountain Top Cray Dining Experiences and more.

Festival organiser Mel Skinner shares: "We have so many amazing businesses on board, everything from street food through to long lunches and divine dinner dining and beers being brewed to match. Tourism operators are on board with fishing charters so guests can catch’n’cook, there are gourmet helicopter flights and even crayfish tattoos!"

Ash Reader, of Karaka Lobster, our 2020 Eat New Zealand Kaitaki - will be diving-to-order for live crays and our Eat New Zealand founder, Giulio Sturla is doing a spectacular crayfish degustation at Sime's Kitchen called 'Taste of Crayfish', which will utilise all parts of the crayfish.

Book your seat here. It's going to be a crayfish laden few weeks in Kaikōura!

Tell me more about Crayfest Kaikōura!

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. & Anchor Food Professionals.


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