Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Traditional Maori Food On Menu At Kai Festival

Traditional Maori Food On Menu At Waikato Museum’s Kai Festival

9 SEPTEMBER 2011 For Immediate Release

Hangi, raw fish, fermented corn and raupoo cakes will be among the dishes on offer when the Kai Festival is held at Waikato Museum on Saturday, 17 September from 10am-4pm.

The event – part of Hamilton’s River Festival – will be a scaled-down version of the Kawhia Kai Festival, which has been held annually in the west coast township of Kawhia since 2001 and is listed in the Lonely Planet Guide’s Top 10 list of indigenous events for overseas visitors and tourists to attend.

Organisers of the annual Kawhia Kai Festival, Lloyd and Te Whiu, have worked with Waikato Museum staff to coordinate this month’s Kai Festival. The event will include traditional food with an emphasis on local produce and specialties, and a series of cultural performances.

Waikato Museum Director Kate Vusoniwailala said as well as inviting local residents to enjoy food and performances, the event will give international visitors in Hamilton for Rugby World Cup 2011 an opportunity to experience Maori culture firsthand.

“The Kai Festival will be an opportunity for both residents and visitors to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Maori culture,” she said. Entry to the Kai Festival is free, with food available for purchase.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Failing To Prepare For Either Mental Health Needs, Or Covid Outbreaks

In a week when the Covid scare in Wellington and the national crisis in mental health both hit the headlines, they also seemed like mirror images of each other – in that we seem equally ill-prepared on both fronts. In both cases, contingency planning has seeds next to non-existent... More>>


Environment: Bringing Back The Health Of Hauraki Gulf

New marine protection areas and restrictions on fishing are among a raft of changes being put in place to protect the Hauraki Gulf for future generations.
The new strategy, Revitalising the Gulf – Government action on the Sea Change Plan, released today... More>>


NZ First Returns: Winston Peters - AGM Address

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be in Auckland for the 28th New Zealand First Party Conference. It is our intention and mission to remain the most successful political party outside of National and Labour in the last three decades... More>>

Government: New Members Appointed To Waitangi Tribunal

Minister for Māori Development, Hon Willie Jackson, today announced the appointment of three new members to the Waitangi Tribunal and the reappointment of one existing member to the Waitangi Tribunal... More>>

NZNO: Nurses Reject DHB Offer And Confirm Strike Action

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says its 30,000 members who work in DHBs have voted overwhelmingly to reject a second offer in their current round of multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations... More>>





InfoPages News Channels