Fish of the Day: Clarke gets his fish filleted at the Kai Ika trailer

Join 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 but can Clarke target them specifically to fill an order from world-renown chef Peter Gordon.Continue reading “Fish of the Day: Clarke gets his fish filleted at the Kai Ika trailer”

New York Times: A Solution to Pandemic Hunger, Eyeballs and All

This article appeared in the print edition of the New York Times and was likely read by tens of millions of readers. “A Maori community center in New Zealand is distributing bags of donated fish heads to families in need. But it’s more than just charity; it’s a model for reducing food waste. “ ReadContinue reading “New York Times: A Solution to Pandemic Hunger, Eyeballs and All”

Te Ao Māori news: Kai Ika grows to meet urgent demand but more help needed

Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae is struggling to keep up with demand for its fish. The marae is running a partnership with Legasea that provides fish parts that were once considered by commercial fishermen as waste. But the economic hardship caused by Covid-19 means the popular kai ika initiative can’t meet all the needs. https://www.teaomaori.news/kai-ika-grows-meet-urgent-demand-more-help-needed

NZ Herald: Turning waste into a delicacy

An initiative between Auckland marae and the region’s fishers has seen over 84 tonnes of what would have been scraps transformed into delicious meals for the community. Demand for the Kai Ika project, run by Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae and fishing advocacy group LegaSea, has more than tripled this year, largely due to economic impacts fromContinue reading “NZ Herald: Turning waste into a delicacy”

TVNZ: Growing demand from families in need sees orders increase for fish scraps

Since the beginning of lock down the The Kai Ika Project has tripled its output of fish frames and heads to whanau in need thanks to the donations of fish offcuts from Moana and Sanfords. One News sent a crew to Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae find out more.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/growing-demand-families-in-need-sees-orders-increase-fish-scraps

RNZ: Fishhead freecycle scheme gets leftover kaimoana to Porirua families

LegaSea has team up with Porirua locals to put unwanted fish heads and frames to good use by delivering them to hungry families in his community. Mongrel Mob life-member Dennis Makalio has teamed up with LegaSea, a not-for-profit organisation who collect donated fish off cuts – usually thrown away by commercial fishermen – and giftContinue reading “RNZ: Fishhead freecycle scheme gets leftover kaimoana to Porirua families”