A 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 began as a quest to ﬁnd use for discarded ﬁsh parts has evolved into aContinue reading “Kia ora magazine: Sea change”
The 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 heads to whanau in need and use the guts to fertilise the marae māra kai.
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”
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”
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
A great segment on The Hui that shows how Kai Ika and Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae are turning previously wasted kaimoana into an important source of nourishment for whanau in need. Watch it here.
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”
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
The Kai ika project and Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae are once again in the news with a feature on TV One news last Sunday. With a new container at the marae, thanks to Royal Wolf, the project now has a hub to work from and the TVNZ crew were the first people to see it. Watch itContinue reading “TVNZ: Auckland marae repurposing fish scraps to feed community”
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”