September 01, 2021
Knives out as Te Hiku tackles food security
The manager of Kaitaia’s Radio Te Hiku o Te Ika says hapū and iwi enterprises pitched in to help the community in the far north get through the COVID lockdown.
Northland should come down to level 3 at midnight, and Peter Lucas Jones says it has been a tough few weeks for many.
Food security is always an issue, whatever the COVID alert level, especially as much of the region’s supplies must be trucked in from Tāmaki Makaurau.
He says that is supplemented by kaimoana and meat from the farms.
"Many iwi and many hapū in the area that manage Māori land farms have killed a beast and had that cut up and packed up for distribution to our kuia and kaumatua, and thinking about click and collect for people that aren't kuia and kaumatua," Mr Jones says.
Border control continues to be a major issue for Te Taitokerau, and iwi radio has again proved it is a trusted voice in keeping people informed.
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