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We Need Your Help! March Update

We Need Your Help! March Update

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It's not often we ask, but please bear with us. Eat New Zealand is a not-for-profit food collective that has spent the last six years connecting people to our land through our food. All of this has been done on the smallest of budgets, with a huge amount of passion and purpose. If you feel any of this speaks to you, or contributes to the path you’re on, then please consider supporting us by becoming a member. Imagine a world without us advocating for NZ food and our awesome, unique, amazing stories?! If this kaupapa is your bag, maybe it's time to show us some love.

Membership is only $11.50 a month for an individual and $30 per month for a business. This includes a free ticket to the Food Hui 2021 (worth $120) so ends up costing very little at all. And we’re sweetening the pot by offering some delicious rewards and extras for becoming part of the family. See below for more details...

I'm ready to join the Eat New Zealand Supporters whānau!

What you get.

Eat New Zealand Membership options:

Individual Supporters* $11.50 / month

  • Free ticket to attend the Food Hui 2021; the most important food conversation in NZ. Includes access to Day 2 presented by Eat New Zealand, valued at $120.
  • The opportunity to win an Eat New Zealand kete of goods and services, with one winner drawn every month. The basket will include a selection of New Zealand food businesses, producers and experiences.
  • Access to a members-only newsletter – involving extra NZ food content and storytelling from those within and outside our Eat New Zealand community, including our Kaitaki Collective.
  • Access to a private ‘Supporters Only’ Q & A webinar hosted by our CE Angela Clifford that speaks to the current food landscape of Aotearoa.
  • Printed recognition on our Supporters webpage over at www.eatnewzealand.nz
  • The opportunity to actively contribute to our national grassroots food movement and to help further advance the future of the New Zealand food story.

*Please note the individual membership is not for a business or organization.

I'd love to become an Individual Supporter!

Business Supporters $30.00 / month*

  • All of the above PLUS....
  • There’s a chance for your business, product or service to be mentioned in the Eat New Zealand newsletter and across our various social media platforms including Facebook @eatnz and Instagram @eat.newzealand. A case of: “You support us, we support you.”
  • As a business supporter you will have the opportunity to contribute and share content or stories within the 'member-only newsletter' – e.g. if you have a local food event coming up that you are involved in, a new NZ food product that has just been launched on the market, a story about your food business, a dish on your menu that celebrates New Zealand cuisine, or something about specific aspect of NZ food you feel passionate about.
*We can also invoice you on a yearly basis if you'd prefer - simply email kate@eatnewzealand.nz

Sign me up as a Business Supporter!
Please note Eat New Zealand also has sponsorship packages available – so please contact angela@eatnewzealand.nz if you'd like to discuss further.

Why would I become a supporter?

What have you done for me and my New Zealand food lately?

Well, we’ve held the FoodHui for the last six years, engaging some of our biggest thinkers from farmers to fishers, chefs to tourism leaders, academics to government. We've extended that into our webinar and podcast series ConversatioNZ. We’ve launched Feast Matariki, New Zealand’s only national food celebration, and the Kaitaki collective; our future food story-tellers. We’ve bought our regions together & helped them work on their food stories, we’ve encouraged more food experiences.

We’ve built a website that allows you to create food itinerary as you move throughout the country and launched #KnowYourFarmer, #KnowYourFisher, #EatNZGrains and #GrowFoodCommunities campaigns. We’ve done everything in our power to show the opportunity that comes from valuing our own food stories as we go out to the world as well as getting local food onto plates all over the country.

And if you’re interested in partnering with us, let us know and we can send you out more info.

Angela Clifford,

CE Eat New Zealand

I'm ready to join the Eat New Zealand Supporters whānau!

Regional Food Events coming up:

A round up of food-focused events/festivals happening over the next month...

Summer Feast Marlborough, On now throughout Marlborough until April 2nd A host of delicious food events taking place throughout the Marlborough region from Film + Feast events, Forest Sunday Sessions, Summer Vines and more...

Southland Multicultural Food Festival, Invercargill, Saturday 20th March Food stalls and performers from a range of diverse cultures will be the highlight of this gastronomic celebration for those lucky to reside in the Southland region.

Hop 'N' Vine Beer, Wine, Cider & Food Festival, Southland, 27th March Held at ILT stadium in Invercargill, locals and visitors are invited to experience craft beers, boutique wines and eclectic southern foods at this unique event.

Feast Waikato 2021, Region-wide. Thursday 1st - Monday 5th April Back and better than ever in 2021, Feast Waikato celebrates the Waikato region with a selection of fabulous events over Easter. The line up includes amazing dinners, lunches, cooking classes, workshops, gourmet tours, a massive cookbook sale, an Italian festival, family fun days, movies and more including a handful of Celebrity Chefs including Ben Bayly and Giulio Sturla, Emma Galloway and Allyson Gofton.

Clyde Wine & Food Festival, Dunstan, Sunday 4th April Held in the main street of Clyde in Central Otago, as one of NZ’s historic towns dating from the 1862 Dunstan gold rush. The festival celebrates wines made in Central Otago, the most southerly wine producing region in the world. It is Otago’s biggest wine event and attracts thousands of visitors.

Christchurch Food Show, Horncastle Arena, Friday 9th - 11th April NZ's largest food-show, the perfect destination to stock up on the best food, drink, and kitchen equipment and learn how to cook like a star at home.

If you have a food-centric event coming up - email: kate@eatnewzealand.nz

New Zealand Food Waste Summit in Auckland

On Monday the 22nd March, the New Zealand Food Waste summit will build on the work of WasteMINZ’ Love Food Hate Waste Campaign and New Zealand Food Waste Champions 12.3 Food Waste Reduction Map. The gathering at Villa Maria Winery in Manukau will explore: te whakakore i te moumou kai, mai i te whenua ki te tēpu – food waste prevention from paddock to plate. This event is for anyone interested in the food sector, food security and New Zealand’s journey to lead on climate change. Register to get along here.

Open Farms 21st March

This weekend, Open Farms NZ, a nationwide initiative encouraging New Zealanders to reconnect with our food, land and farmers, will take place around the country, It's a unique opportunity for our farmers to open their gates and share what they do and why they do it. You can sign up to visit a farm for a fun day out on the land here.

Food Hui 2021. 27th-28th Sept. Christchurch.

Save the date and put it in your calendar, so you don't miss being part of the most important food conversation in Aotearoa. Venue details coming soon.
Thank you to our Supporters so far!
We'd like to make a special shoutout to our mighty group of supporters who have shown up month after month and helped drive this food movement to where it is today. We would not be here without their support...If you have ever considered joining this group of legends. Now is the time.

We'd also like to acknowledge the generous and ongoing support of our sponsors and partners including ANZ, the Restaurant Association and the Ministry for Primary Industries.


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