Photos by Alessandra Zecchini and Sue Ferens
Taitokerau Organics Inc hosted Te Waka Kai Ora (TWKO), the national maori authority for the organic industry of New Zealand, in Ahipara, Te Hiku O Te Ika from the 5th - 7th June 2009.
Te Waka Kai Ora is the national maori representative body that is a part of Organic Aotearoa NZ (OANZ), the national organic authority for support of the organic industry.
Alessandra Zecchini from Slow Food Waitakere and Maria Pia De Razza from Slow Food Wellington were present to cook an run workshops about Italian and healthy food for the partecipants.
During the 3 day wananga in Ahipara Northland, were addressed the need to support maori and the certification of their goods and services that they produce, and many other issues related to organic growing, the environment, and healthy eating. This hui was also part of a maori land tv series, and a documentary, to be showcased in 2010.
Alessandra cooked saffron risotto, roasted vegetables, salads, stewed apples and tiramisù.
Maria Pia cooked fresh pasta and chickpeas, focaccia, semolina, and Paua Risotto among other things.