Far North Iwi Collaborate for Food Security

Sept. 20, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

Financial pressure resulting COVID-19 are having an impact on whānau food security. In response, Te Kahu o Taonui iwi collective is delivering kai packages across Te Tai Tokerau.

Many isolated communities in Northland are a two hour drive away from a supermarket, causing barriers to food access. The collective is also working on shortening the food supply chain.

Iwi within the collective include Ngāti Kurī, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāi Takoto, Ngāti Kahu, Kahukuraariki, Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Te Roroa and Ngāti Whātua. 

All iwi have their own methods of delivering food packages to their people, with some operating via click and collect, and others doing contactless delivery to households and marae.

It's estimated that 1200 Northland whānau will receive support from the collective.

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Tags: COVID19 Food Security Covid Response


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