FISHING and OUTDOORS: Cover story: The Kai Ika Project

Anybody who loves to fish understands the importance of reeling them in responsibly, but are we doing enough off the water to make the most of every catch? In addition to generating social, economic, and cultural benefits, The Kai Ika Project has four main goals: to minimise people’s harmful impact on the marine environment, divertContinue reading “FISHING and OUTDOORS: Cover story: The Kai Ika Project”

VICE Munchies: How Fish Heads Are Improving New Zealand

In Auckland, NZ, The Kai Ika Project was created to utilize fish heads, frames and offal which were previously going to waste. Since September 2016, previously discarded fish parts have been collected from the Outboard Boating Club by Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae whanau and redistributed to families and community groups in South Auckland who value theseContinue reading “VICE Munchies: How Fish Heads Are Improving New Zealand”

Chasing A Plate – Saving 140,000kg of fish from waste

Thomas and Sheena are the creators of the Youtube channel ‘Chasing A Plate‘ and are food and travel friends. Every so often they’ll share videos about Food Disruptors- people, organisations, community groups and projects who are working to tackle problems and effect positive change in the food space. For this video they follwed around TheContinue reading “Chasing A Plate – Saving 140,000kg of fish from waste”

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