Cans for Kai: Waste from consumerism now a community treasure

NZ Herald.

LegaSea’s Kai Ika Project, in partnership with Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae, Westhaven Marina and Outboard Boating Club, is introducing a new fundraising initiative – Cans for Kai.

The project, which has been steadily growing since 2016, is driven by the philosophy “waste not, want not”.

They collect unwanted fish heads and frames and share these delicacies with communities that revere them. To date, the Kai Ika Project has successfully diverted over 365,000 kilograms of kaimoana [seafood] from landfill.

“In response to the growing challenges facing our hapori [community], the Kai Ika Project has experienced a surge in demand.

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