We know that these are tumultuous and challenging times. It can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. At Eat New Zealand our core focus continues to be celebrating and connecting all aspects of our food system and strengthening the relationship between all levels of our culinary chain.
We believe that, now more than ever, it is crucial that we continue to connect farmers, fishers and makers with their eaters, to help share our uniquely New Zealand food stories and to work towards more resilient food systems.
We have never felt more determined nor have we found more allies on our journey.
National Regional Food Workshop
Last week we held a workshop at ANZ bringing together eighteen different regions throughout Aotearoa who were interested in emerging and celebrating their food stories and connecting with each other. The synergies and opportunities to work together are significant and we believe there are wonderful things to come for New Zealand food in this space.
Food Hui 2020 - 19th & 20th October
Eat New Zealand began life as a day of talks about our food and the things that influence it. For that reason our Food Hui remains a hugely important date in our yearly calendar. This is our sixth consecutive annual symposium and it will be held at Te Papa in Wellington on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th October, as a part of VISA Wellington on a Plate and co-presented with the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Eat New Zealand presents Day Two on Tuesday October 20th, and we’ll hear from major thought-leaders from across our food system including: Food Tourism, a National Food Strategy, Slow Fish, our Kaitaki Collective and A Local Grain Economy for Aotearoa. If you want insight into what’s happening and the people making it happen - put it in your diary.