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Metanoia: The hard work of changing our minds.


Author. Stone Soup — 02/ 08/ 2022

Imagine thriving food production systems within Aotearoa that are not only environmentally just, but socially equitable too.

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Beneath the soil: A reclamation of te reo and Māori food sovereignty.

Author. Stone Soup — 03/ 08/ 2021

Wai, kai, whenua, whare— in that order. These are the four things— according to renowned Tohunga Rereata Makiha— that sit at the centre, not only of our physical needs as humans, but at the centre of our spiritual, cultural and social needs to exist within community. Food in particular has been at the heart of ceremony and celebration in Aotearoa and across the world, for millennia. Sharing food, whether we have little or much, can be an expression of love and care— as we call it within te ao Māori, manaakitanga.

Beneath the soil: A reclamation of te reo and Māori food sovereignty.
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Thanks Mercs

Author. Stone Soup — 03/ 08/ 2021

When I first met TimD at Mercury Plaza to talk about this story, Mercs was about to close to make way for the future Karangahape Station transport hub. It was countdown time – we reminisced a bit, and noticed the emptiness already.

At midday, every echelon of society and ethnicity sat huddled together cheek by jowl — office workers, local folk and school boys in uniform — canteen style, on blue plastic chairs across neat rows of tables. I wonder where the heck they’re all eating now.

Thanks Mercs
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Forest Gatherings

Author. Stone Soup — 03/ 08/ 2021

Gatherings Christchurch owner and chef Alex Davies describes himself as a veggie forward chef who serves sides of fish for those who feel they need it, and Plabita Florence has just opened a plant based eatery in Auckland called Forest. If you wanted advice on some vegan friendly alternatives to animals and dairy for the Christmas dinner table this year— because of your own dietary beliefs, to be inclusive of plant based family or friends, or just to have some delicious vegetable additions to your feast— these talented plant lovers have got you covered.

Forest Gatherings