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.


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


Pā to Plate News feed

Keep up to date with the latest Pā to Plate stories

P2P Growers hui: Karetu Marae, Karetu

September 24, 2021

P2P momentum continues with our latest grower hui held amongst Ngāti Manu.


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.

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P2P growers hui: Te Riingi Marae, Tautoro

July 2, 2021

Te Riingi Marae, Mitai Matene and whanau hosted our latest P2P hui. This hui covered grower updates, our enterprise structure, our current and next season crops, labour, market engagement and funding opportunities.

More coming soon

Pā to Plate goes to market in Whangarei

May 10, 2021

May 2021 marked Pā to Plate's first participation at the local Whangarei market. Food from Tautoro, Karetu, Whirinaki and Oromahoe was sold at our very own stall. Kai on offer included preserves, kumara, kamokamo, pumpkin, along with a suite of greens.


Kai, Matauranga and Science

April 17, 2021

 Rereata Makiha talks with the P2P team about the intersections between mātauranga and science around 21st century native food source harvesting

More coming soon

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.









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 info@pa2plate.co.nz 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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