|From humble beginnings in 2016, The Kai Ika Project has now recovered over 350,000 kg of fish heads and frames. This kaimoana has been distributed to families and community groups throughout Auckland who value these parts of the fish and consider them a delicacy. We are now excited to announce the expansion of Kai Ika into Wellington. Initially set up by Chris Jupp 12 months ago, he has unequivocally proven that there is an appetite for kaimoana in the capital. Thanks to his passion, Kai Ika Wellington is now in full flight. Check out his amazing crew and community in this recent TV One News story.|
|The key for success is our project partners. None of this would be possible without the generosity of the local seafood companies, The Seafood Factory and now Moana Fisheries. Over the last year the Kai Ika Wellington team have repurposed over 5,000 kg of rangatira kai (chiefs’ food). The demand has grown to the point that they are now sharing over 450kg every week with families and community groups. Click to watch Kai Ika Wellington on One News.|
|With some establishment funding from The Wellington City Council and the Ministry for Social Development, we aim to deliver a whopping 20,000 kg of these delicacies within the next 12 months just in the Wellington region. We’re extremely proud of this expansion and the support of our distribution centres – Wesley Community Centre and Kōkiri Marae, but without sufficient funding keeping the project afloat will be a challenge. So, right now, we need your help!|
If you’re an individual and can support via an ongoing monthly or one-off contribution, please head over to kaiika.co.nz/wellington. Your contribution, no matter the size, will go a long way to help us recover and share valuable fish offcuts that would otherwise be wasted. Monthly commitments will enable us to plan more effectively, knowing we can show up week after week and make good on our commitment to provide fish for whanau and communities.
| Please donate and support our Wellington kaupapa. For just $50 we are able to recover and share enough kai moana to feed 10 families.|
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|Are you an organisation that wants to help us reduce waste, feed families and restore marine abundance? If so, please drop us a note to [email protected].|
Your support will have a direct and lasting impact on our efforts to preserve the marine environment, combat food insecurity, and spread joy through the appreciation of rangatira kai. Thank you for being an integral part of The Kai Ika Project to date, we truly appreciate your support. Sending you massive thanks and warm wishes, The LegaSea Crew