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Pā to Plate

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Our Kai

Explore 'home-grown' grown and produced kai from the Tai Tokerau/Northland landscapes that have nurtured generations. All kai subject to local and season availability.

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P2P winter wānanga series: Preserved kai

August 10, 2022

P2P whānau have been busy over the winter period. Paula Hohua has been sharing knowledge on perserving kai. The last wānanga was held on Matai Aranui marae. Efforts here were supported by Paul Voigt, Isaac Caroo, Maria Barnes and Aunty Judy. This series has been made possible with funding by the Kai Ora Fund.

P2P returns to Whangarei Growers Market

April 19, 2022

Growers attended another market in Whangarei. Paula, Grant's daughter Mihi, Tene, Mitai and Paul Voigt turned up early to the Whangarei Growers Market - with a range of greens, kamokamo and preserves.


P2P Growers hui: Karetu Marae, Karetu

September 24, 2021

P2P momentum continues with our latest grower hui held amongst Ngāti Manu, on Karetū marae. P2P members came together to discuss the growth of our social enterprise, seed saving and exchanging, community events and more,

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Our Kōrero

Discover foods grown and produced on the ancestral landscapes of Tai Tokerau. The name Pā to Plate refers to the pā-dominant landscape of Northland. Historically, pā and papakāinga were strategically placed to capture the energy (carbohydrates and protein) of soils and waterways. Marae were the centres of energy redistribution among kin-groups, or hapū. Today, most of us are almost wholly physically and economically disconnected from ancestral lands and customary food sources. Pā to Plate is a local initiative designed to:

Reconnect tangata with their whenua through kai and kōrero

Re-build the Māori food economy in Tai Tokerau


Connect growers and producers in Northland (Tai Tokerau) with each other and their marae

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Our Kāinga

Explore our ancestral kāinga of Tai Tokerau. Pā to Plate is connecting established and emerging growers from coast to coast. We are currently working with marae community growers based in rural settlements of Whirinaki, Tautoro, Waima, Oromahoe and Karetu. Further communities coming soon.







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Contact Pā to Plate

CUSTOMERS: Do you want to support Pā to Plate farmers and producers and get fresh, locally grown or prepared food or fibres for you and your 'whanau? Email us at or fill in the form to register as a customer when we go live.

PRODUCERS: Are you a local farmer, grower or producer looking to join our growers community? Contact us if you are interested in Pā to Plate kaupapa, Policies, Procedures, and Food Safety requirements.

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