Pā to Plate
NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE|OUR LAND AND WATER
Pā to Plate is centred in Tai Tokerau/Northland. It focuses on growing produce and resources in lands or ‘pā/marae landscapes’ – inclusive of Māori lands, neighbouring farms. Pā to Plate responds to an outmoded, linear agribusiness focus of production and intensification. Pā to Plate is interested in the meaningful growth of food that strengthens connectedness between home lands and people.
Pā to Plate aims to:
Connect Tai Tokerau growers, farmers with each other.
Reconnect descendants with their land through food.
Re-establish Māori food-based economy around marae, papakāinga and whenua.
Develop a kin-market system based on sourcing, traceability and narratives.
Explore novel enterprise opportunities in customary resources (i.e. tuna, harakeke, fernroot).