May 27, 2021
Marae havens for hungry cyclists
A bilingual kit to help marae provide and sell kai to visitors has been launched at Te Rito Marae in Moerewa by Food Safety Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall.
Te Kete Haumaru Kai was developed in partnership between New Zealand Food Safety, Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Trust, several Ngāpuhi hapū along the route of the Northland cycle trail, Far North District Council, and Northland Inc.
The bilingual kit includes flip charts, posters, stickers, magnets, thermometer and videos setting out requirements and guidance for selling kai.
Adrienne Tari from Pou Herenga Tai says linking the trail to marae through food makes it more of a cultural experience and it should appeal to more than athletic tourists.
"We want our whānau to experience too. It's free to ride. Anyone can come up north and ride it," she says.
Adrienne Tari says the kit will be developed further over the next six months so it can be shared with marae in other areas.
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