2017 Kai Ora Fund Projects

These projects were funded by Te Tai Tokerau PHO and Far North District Council Kai Ora fund in 2017

Goodlife Projects Charitable Trust

Continuing the development of the Goodlife Community Garden to benefit the intellectually disabled community by providing a safe place to work, and encourage vocational opportunities that allow people to reach their potential through gardening and providing food for the community.

Tangonge Maara Kai

Aupouri Ngati Kahu Te Rarawa Trust work on a Community project known as ‘Open The Curtains’ and have received funding to assist with the development of a sustainable community garden project at Tangonge Domain on Bonnetts Road, Kaitaia by working in partnership with other agencies and the local community.

Kai Production Workshops (Kaiworks)

“From the market to the pantry”
EcoSolutions.
Jo Shanks from CBEC is organising, promoting and delivering regular Kai Production workshops as part of The Sustainable Living Project. The workshops provide access to a commercial grade kitchen for members to process and preserve fresh produce and facilitate a co-op for sharing and selling produce. Workshops are held on Saturdays after the local market to process seasonal produce.

Awanui School Gardens

Ngaitakoto A Iwi Research Unit Trust.
To develop a sustainable school and community garden at Awanui School by working in partnership with other agencies and the local community.

Backyard Banana

Far North Resilient Communities Charitable Trust.
Focus on Food Project, Transition Towns BOI.
The Backyard Banana Project held two workshops in October 2017. The workshops taught locals how to grow their own bananas. Workshops involved establishing central banana circles that could then later act as teaching locations and supply of pups for future years.
The goals are to:
• have workshops on backyard banana growing
• grow central plot of bananas to use as a learning location
• develop an online backyard banana growing network in the region
• share knowledge that will benefit the region’s health and food security

Ruia Te Takano Northland College Home and School Trust

Working with staff and students to construct a polyhouse and an orchard, for year round education, food and seedling production and community workshops.

Restorative Agriculture Hokianga Community Education Trust

Develop and run a pilot workshop to small scale producers, community and home gardeners with the aim to evaluate the process and work on a programme for providing advice and support to the farming community on restorative agricultural practices.

Real Food Hokianga

Hokianga Community Education Trust
Assistance with holding a local food day to provide skills on preserving, fermenting and using local products in healthy ways, and to organise follow up garden tours in the region to connect and engage the community around healthy food.

Kai Rangatira

North Hokianga Development Trust
A successful community day was held at Waipuna Marae on the 7th of October 2017.  There were workshops, displays, demonstrations, information sharing around kai and the starting discussions and progress towards the establishment of a local food cooperative.

Fantastic to see a community working together to share, learn, grow and work out ways to improve the availability of healthy kai in the area.