Monday, June 8, 2009

Te Waka Kai Ora

Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©

Taitokerau Organics Inc  hosted Te Waka Kai Ora (TWKO), the national maori authority for the organic industry of New Zealand,  in Ahipara, Te Hiku O Te Ika from the 5th - 7th June 2009.

Te Waka Kai Ora is the national maori representative body that is a part of Organic Aotearoa NZ (OANZ), the national organic authority for support of the organic industry.

I was there to cook an run workshops about Italian and healthy food for the partecipants. 
During the 3 day wananga in Ahipara Northland,  were addressed the need to support maori and the certification of their goods and services that they produce, and many other issues related to organic growing, the environment, and healthy eating. This hui was also part of a maori land tv series, and a documentary, to be showcased in 2010.

For more photos and info click here.


  1. Thank you for this interesting report, (and for the blog). Could you just tell me where is this place exactly?

    Thank you

  2. Ahipara is new Kaitaia, in Northland, at the very north of the North Island of New Zealand, Aotearoa. The area where I was is called Roma (yes, like Rome!).

    here is a map

    Thank you for you message :-)


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