'Kainga te tahua a Rongo raua ko Haumia'

'Eat the bountiful food of Rongo and Haumia'


Tahuri Whenua Incorporated Society is a National Māori Vegetable Growers Collective representing Māori 
interests in the horticulture sector.

KEY OBJECTIVES ARE TO:

  • Ensure Māori have access to relevant resources in the horticulture industry;
  • Promote an awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi;
  • Facilitate Māori participation in research and development in the horticulture sector;
  • Support Māori Business Development in the horticulture sector through provision of advice and information.   

Upcoming events

MKR 2017 - My Kitchen Rules


Simon Fleming the Producer of My Kitchen Rules NZ has asked Tahuri Whenua to help him find suitable contestants for the next season of MKR. He asks...

"We are currently casting for the new series this time with Pete & Manu and I would love a Maori team to be on the show and show off some of our culture and local produce.  I was wondering if you know of any couples who may be great team or if you could put the word out?"

 

Contact: Simon Fleming, Producer
Seven Productions NZ
Level 2 | 21 Graham Street | Auckland City
021 377330 or visit site on 
mkrnz.co.nz


MATARIKI 2016 - TEPAPA EVENT

We invite you to join us at Te Papa to celebrate Ngā Kai o Matariki -a day devoted to kai (food) Try samples, learn how to grow traditional Māori produce, and see Matariki-inspired demonstrations by celebrity chefs. 

Dr Nick Roskruge will deliver a short presentation that explores the whakapapa of an array of kai-Maori which are grown or foraged for utility. This presentation will also include an introduction to a number of relict varieties of kumara and taewa for which Maori are still the kaitiaki. We will explore what it takes to maintain these kai-Maori as a living collection with our future generations in mind.

When: Sun 19 Jun 2016, 11:00am–4:00pm
Where: Te Papa Amokura Gallery, Level 4

Cost: Free event


Newsletter - Summer 2015

click here for the latest newsletter and update on Tahuri Whenua 

2015-16 Maara Kai Projects - Aotea Region

Te Puni Kokiri have again offered support for maara kai projects this summer season.  Tahuri Whenua are assisting as an umbrella group for the Aotea/Wellington regions.

Taumarunui-Taranaki-Ruapehu-Whanganui-Rangitikei-Manawatu          Horowhenua-Kapiti-Wellington-Te Tau Ihu

Anyone interested in more information or an application form should contact the local TPK office or the Chairman of Tahuri Whenua - Nick - directly.

Outside of these regions please contact Te Puni Kokiri directly for further information.


T Shirts and Hoodies - currently we are organising a new batch of printed T-Shirts and hoodies with the logo of Tahuri Whenua on them.  These should be ready for orders by the end of January 2016.  Please contact Aleise Puketapu (Committee) for further information


TAEWA SEED - GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

                                       

Te Wananga o Raukawa - seed taewa have been made available for recent hui 

- see the link below for further information.  Also, for other crops click here

Guests at recent Government House Matariki 2015 functions were given taewa seed to celebrate Matariki and experience our Maori kai.- see the attached link for more information on your taewa seed and growing.  

Click on this link for information on growing your seed taewa


Follow this link to order any of the books on Maori foods and crops - click here

                                                                                                  


Please follow the links button to the right to visit other sites related to this kaupapa 


He Kai Kei Aku Ringaringa - a background to the establishment of the collective.

If you would like to find out more, please contact one of our team.




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