2015 Kai Ora Fund Projects

The Kai Ora Fund has been running since 2015 as a successful partnership between the Far North District Council and the Te Tai Tokerau Primary Health Organisation as a unique way to increase health and support economic development in the region.

Grow Kai in Whangaroa – a free community 3 day wānanaga on growing your own kai (food) at home.

Ngataki Community Garden – Waiora Marae – Create an attractive, well maintained garden and orchard that will have food for all.  Educate in horticulture, cooking, preserving and hygiene.

Dollar Wise Meals – local sourced ingredients to produce a range of fresh and frozen heat and eat meals particularly suited to older people living along struggling with cooking nutritious and tasty meals for one.

CBEC333 – Money saving and environmental sustainability mentoring programme – relates to food security by encouraging people to reduce food waste and to save money on their electricity and water bills, enabling a greater percentage of household income available for food.

Mahinga Kai Food Coop – Hokianga –   working with local marae to plan and develop an overall food programme including mapping the food and housing needs of the area, collating a whānau network of Kai Ora Champions, delivering gardening workshops, planting a local food forest and investigating other resources that would support local food production and sale including a food cooperative.

Rainbow Hills – Horticulture Courses and Training – Monthly sessions providing education, support and guidance to develop and implement sustainable organic home food production.

Northland Natural Food Coop online food distribution system – partner and support Far North Projects and share information and insights into online food distribution systems and coops that allow more profits to stay with local producers.

Fresh Food Collective: increase access and affordability of fruit and vegetables in the mid north by opening distribution hubs of the Fresh Food Collective co-op style buying system in the Mid-North.

Kaikohe Coop – Liaising with local communities to develop a food coop and investigate local food suppliers.  As they have found there are very few local fruit and vegetable growers the project is now looking at setting up ways to grow food in Kaikohe that can be sold at an affordable price at the food coop.

Kaingapipiwai Maara Kai Programme – developing a community garden and holding workshops on gardening, cooking and Rongoa Māori.