May 26, 2020
Iwi fish in emergency food packages
Māori fishing companies Sealord and Moana New Zealand have contributed more than 8 tonne of seafood and 13,000 ready to eat meals to iwi during the COVID-19 crisis.
Iwi Collective Partnership general manager Maru Samuels says the 20 North Island iwi in the partnership have appreciated the offer of kai to put in their food packs for vulnerable members.
Alan Riwaka from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, says 3 tonnes of Sealord’s crumbed hoki, enough to make up 21,000 meals, went into food packages which went to Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Wai whānau.
Moana chief executive Steve Tarrant says because the ready to eat meals don’t need refrigeration, they are an ideal supplement to care packages.
Moana has also helped iwi with transport, storage and distribution of fish.
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