He kai te rongoa, he rongoa te kaiFood is medicine and medicine is food
Fish parts repurposed
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
FILLETING FISH TO FEED WHĀNAU
The Outboard Boating Club of Auckland, Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae and Westhaven Marina have teamed up with LegaSea and the NZ Sport Fishing Council to develop The Kai Ika Project.
The Kai Ika Project utilises fish heads, frames and offal which were previously going to waste. Since September 2016 previously discarded fish parts have been collected from the OBC by Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae whanau and redistributed to families and community groups in South Auckland who value these fish parts and enjoy their sweet flesh.
Keen to help?
Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae needs volunteers to help in the gardens and to distribute kai moana.
Get your fish filleted
We run filleting services at the Outboard Boating Club, Westhaven for events.
Like our kaupapa?
We are always in need of more support.
Our mission is to minimise our impact on the marine environment through better utilisation of our natural resources. We encourage giving respect to each and every fish harvested and ensure no part of the fish is wasted.
When we strip everything back to the bare necessity food insecurity is an environmental issue.
We aim to connect New Zealanders and encourage collaboration with outside communities through the appreciation of all parts of kai moana. We hope to adjust people’s perceptions that fish heads are actually a revered food source.
Free Fish Heads
- Kia ora magazine: Sea changeA solution to an environmental challenge has developed into a project that is proving transformational on multiple levels. THEY SAY THE greatest ideas come from problem solving – and that couldn’t be more true for the Kai Ika Project. What beganContinue reading “Kia ora magazine: Sea change”
- Te Ao: Food cart service fillets your fish and gives proceeds to local maraeThe Kai Ika filleting trailer is a food cart with a difference. Based at Auckland’s Westhaven Marina, for just a few dollars they’ll fillet your fish for you. In partnership with five Auckland marae, they distribute the leftover frames and headsContinue reading “Te Ao: Food cart service fillets your fish and gives proceeds to local marae”
- Fish of the Day: Clarke gets his fish filleted at the Kai Ika trailerJoin Clarke Gayford as he heads into the Hauraki Gulf in search of his fish of the day – the New Zealand gurnard. Gurnard are usually caught when fishing for snapper in sandy harbours or out on sandy coastal flats butContinue reading “Fish of the Day: Clarke gets his fish filleted at the Kai Ika trailer”