Auckland Libraries: Kai Connection Festival

Kai Connection Festival

Saturday 12 June 10am to 2pm Free

Kai binds us to whenua (land), to tīpuna (ancestors) and to each other. **This event has passed.**

Kai Connection Festival event.
Uncover Onehunga and Manukau Harbour’s kai connections with our panel of experts. Be part of the conversation as we find out how they’re putting food sovereignty and sustainability back on the table. 

Book your place to listen to the panel talks, browse and borrow inspiring titles from our book display, check out our heritage images, recipe cards and activations and enjoy a delicious community lunch.  

Panel session 1: Food sovereignty 

10am - 11am 

About the panel hosts
Phillipa Holmes (The Good Fale) and Tara Moala (Rākau Tautoko) are behind 'A. Social Impact Summit' and are the leads of The Kai Collective Project.

About the panel speakers

Phillipa Holmes, who leads the social enterprise The Good Fale, and is one of the leads of The Kai Collection Project, will lead the discussion and awareness of food security for our communities.

Amiria Puia-Taylor is the co-founder of 312 Hub Onehunga , a not-for-profit youth arts organisation co-designed & co-led by young creatives, and Onehunga Bites (youth-led catering). Amiria and her team were also involved with developing food parcel solutions during COVID-19 lockdown. 

Chloe Fong is a UX designer who worked on the NZ COVID Tracer app and is currently working on a local food delivery and food distribution service and app, This Local Piggy .  

Kai Connection lunch 

11 - 12noon 

Enjoy delicious kai, generously provided by Onehunga Bites

Panel session 2: Whenua and Wai - history and sustainability 

12noon - 1pm 

About the panel hosts 
Phillipa Holmes (The Good Fale) and Tara Moala (Rākau Tautoko) are behind 'A. Social Impact Summit' and are the leads of The Kai Collective Project.

About the panel speakers 

Dr Hans-Dieter Bader is an archaeologist who researched sites of pre-European contact māra kai (Māori gardens) in Oranga.  

Brendon Marshall is a teacher of science and sustainability, and lead teacher and coach for Te Iti Kahurangi Kāhui Ako - a community of ten schools in the Onehunga area. 

Kai Connection Festival is a We Read Auckland 2021 event supported by Auckland Council, Auckland Libraries, Onehunga Library and Community Centre and Panuku Development Auckland. 

Registering for events offline 

If you are having trouble filling in the online ticket form or have limited internet access, you can also get help registering for this event by phoning (09) 377 0209 or in person at one of our libraries.

Keeping safe at our events

When attending a We Read Auckland event, we strongly encourage you to check in using the NZ COVID Tracer app. Posters displaying the government’s NZ COVID Tracer app QR code are outside every event location. We also have a paper-based sign-in sheet inside our locations to ensure we have processes in place for tracing visitors to our facilities.

If you aren’t using the NZ COVID Tracer App, please complete the sheet. Please note: The details on the sign-in sheet will only be used for COVID-19 contact tracing by the Ministry of Health. Information will be securely stored for 60 days, then destroyed.

You can download the NZ COVID Tracer app from the Google Play store for Android phones, or the App store for Apple devices.  

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