He Kai Kei Aku Ringa

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa

In the last three months, He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, our first thousand days food project has been at the other end of a camera lens. 

Following on from our co-design consultation earlier in the year, He Kai Kei Aku Ringa has followed and captured on film five whānau (soon to be six) across Aotearoa, as they’ve shared their stories of interaction with Māori food systems. 

We have heard stories of whānau living in busy cities, striving to make the best decisions they can to ensure the protection of our taiao.  We’ve heard from whānau with big dreams of Māori economic systems of food trade, whānau who are striving to do their best, in which food has not always been a priority, but a necessary part of survival. 

All of these whānau teach us something new about the breadth and depth of Māori food systems and in turn how our interactions with food systems shape our tamariki and the worlds they grow in. 

Keep an eye out for the short-films and resources, which will be launched in February of next year.

Na Haylee Koroi