Te Kai Manawa Ora (Marae Food Safety Guide) has been developed by the Ministry for Primary industries after discussions with Marae around NZ on kai practices and food safety.
The focus of Te Kai Manawa Ora is how to keep food safe so that people can enjoy hosting and sharing food with others and maintain the integrity of their hospitality.
Te Kai Manawa Ora provides step-by-step guidance on procedures to keep kai safe while maintaining its sanctity from a tikanga Māori perspective.
The Te Kai Manawa Ora guide has been aligned to the Te Pae Mahutonga model. This incorporates a holistic approach to kaumātua, whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing.
If you have any questions on food safety or legal obligations when serving food to gathering or events please contact Phoebe at Council's Environmental Health Team 07 895 8188 or 06 385 8364.