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
Explore produce grown on ancestral landscapes of Tai Tokerau. Pā to Plate is connecting established and emerging growers from coast to coast.
We are currently working with six marae community growers based in rural settlements of Whirinaki, Panguru, Tautoro, Waima, Oromahoe and Waitangi.
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Explore 'home-grown' grown and produced kai from the same landscapes that have nurtured generations. All kai subject to local and season availability.
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 Paul Voigt at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Paul Voigt at to let us know what you are interested in contributing to Pā to Plate and to learn about our Policies, Procedures, and Food Safety requirements.
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