Pā to Plate

Kai | Kōrero | Kāinga


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.


Pā to Plate News feed

Keep up to date with the latest Pā to Plate stories


P2P at Whangarei Markei

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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P2P growers hui: Matai Aranui Marae, Whirinaki

August 13, 2020

Our P2P Growers met in August, hosted Matai Aranui Marae haukāinga in Whirinaki. The hui emphasised a desire for more cross community interaction, and a need to focus on good kai for the local community in the first instance.  P2P are keen to explore outreach at festivals, markets and events to extend the supply chain of nutritious kai. Growers were keen to attend more farmer’s markets. They also wanted to be involved in on-line sales, particularly gift baskets.

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


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.