Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki (Lincoln University), in collaboration with Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata, are continuing its focus on mahika kai following its inaugural Hui Taumata Taiohi Summit in 2018 and Mahika Kai Conference in 2019 by holding a Taiohi Mahika Kai Wānaka. Although originally scheduled in April, the confirmed dates are 30 September to 3 October to align with the mahika kai calendar.
This Wānaka will be based at Tūtehuarewa Marae, in Koukourarata (Port Levy) and will involve vehicular travel to different bays to discuss mahika kai, harvest mara crops, replant mara, undertake riparian planting and learn to engage in community projects. Additionally, wider practices of mahika kai will be incorporated to increase Taiohi confidence in plant, cultivating, harvesting and revitalising Māori food practices, innovation and sovereignty.
We are now receiving Expressions of Interest for this Wānaka as attendees are limited to 30 spaces. Please download, read the terms and conditions and then fill in the form if you are interested. The last day for receiving your form is 17th July 2020, and forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will be advised on 20 July.