Kai West Impact Report 2018-2023

Download Kai West works to champion projects across West Auckland. In this report, we share some of the work of Kai West and its achievements over the past five years.

Glenavon kai village: where kai and community flourish

Nestled in the heart of Glenavon lies a community hub where connections forged through kai are making a significant difference in people’s lives. Servicing this tightknit West Auckland community, the Glenavon Community Hub has embraced a kai village approach to increase community kai resilience, and to create more pathways for whānau to access affordable, nurturing […]

Growing a new approach for kai security

In a time of intense socio-economic hardship and growing reliance on food support, local organisations play a pivotal role in leading collaborative and innovative approaches to build food security and resilience. Based in West Auckland, Seed 2 Harvest is a well-established food relief organisation that services all people, predominantly Māori and Pacific.  Since 2020, Seed […]

Mana Motuhake o te Kai Framework

Healthy Families Waitākere has engaged with several organisations and whānau on the issue of food security and discussed how to grow kai sovereignty in West Auckland. Kai sovereignty emphasises placing control of food back into local communities. If you would like to know more about this mahi, please email hfw@sportwaitakere.nz Mana Motuhake o te Kai […]

Unveiling the Keys to Effective Partnerships in West Auckland

The key elements needed in building authentic partnerships was the core focus of a day’s workshop held in West Auckland recently. With funding from WEAVE, Kai West member, Healthy Families Waitākere Systems Innovator Michele Eickstaedt organised the workshop, presented by the Partnership Brokering Association of Aotearoa New Zealand. The workshop was free to attend and […]

Healthy Active Learning Waikato visit West Auckland

Teams dedicated to promoting healthy and active learning environments are excited to explore initiatives in West Auckland, particularly Mana Motuhake o te Kai and Kāhui Kai Maara. Five members of the Waikato Healthy Active Learning team, located in Te Whatu Ora, paid a visit to the Sport Waitākere office to learn more about these initiatives, […]

Using Mana Motuhake o te Kai to achieve kai sovereignty in West Auckland

Te Wao nui a Tiriwa (West Auckland) has a deep agricultural history that encompasses the cultures of the many people who live here. From the iwi who migrated across their tribal lands in a seasonal cycle, to the growers and farmers of today. There are stories throughout the region that reflect this rich history of […]