Tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou,
Real Food. Real People. Kai Resilience in our Communities.
Saturday, 13th November 2021 - 3pm - online wānanga!
Open to anyone – and please bring along your tamariki!
To empower and inspire our communities in South Taranaki with the emphasis on ‘Real Food - Real People’, several community groups are getting together for an online wānanga and discussions around kai resilience in Pātea on 13th November.
“Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi - with your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive. An exciting collective collaboration between Taranaki TimeBank, Enviroschools, Sustainable Taranaki and the South Taranaki District Council is bringing together our Pātea community to find solutions around kai resilience” says Pātea Community Board member Joanne Peacock.
“This online event aims to empower and inspire food resilience in our communities and is about getting the whole whānau involved” says Sustainable Taranaki’s South Taranaki Project Partnership Manager, Andrea Rowe. “Sustainable Taranaki is a community organisation that seeks to inspire and support people, businesses and communities to value the environment and act to prioritise sustainability and we see kai as a connector that brings us all together.”
“With the South Taranaki District Council’s newly adopted Te Rautaki Toitū Te Taiao - Environment and Sustainability Strategy - we are keen to connect further, as a community, and as individuals, to take action to address our environmental and climate change challenges” says STDC Environment and Sustainability Officer Brittany Rymer. “This event will be an opportunity for people from Pātea and further afield to connect and discuss how we can work collaboratively to ensure that South Taranaki’s food system supports the health of our people and our planet.”
“Our event will see a range of local champions from our communities that will inspire and encourage, while a series of workshops will be on offer to deepen our collective understanding around what we need to do locally, to ensure that no one goes hungry and whānau have access to healthy and fresh kai. There will even be workshops for tamariki and adults” says Lauree Jones from Enviroschools Taranaki.