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Janet Falwasser - Waikato Tainui GM Operations, Leesah Murray - IMSB CEO , Edwina Merito - AUL Head of Māori Outcomes & Partnerships, Richard Waiwai - Poutiaki Tikanga Māori Watercare, Lance Murray

The inaugural Tohunga Tūmau 2021

The Tohunga Tūmau 2021 brought together an evening of celebration, rich depth of flavour and manaakitanga, fine dining and a selection of the best modern Māori cuisine and culture in Tāmaki Makaurau. An all-Māori cast including nine master chefs, entertainers, wineries, breweries and producers brought both their stories and a stunning five course menu to the table for over 550, invited guests.

Shed 10 on Auckland’s Queens Wharf, was filled with a true spirit of manaakitanga and a mouthwatering hākari including ingredients and dishes with muttonbird, horopito rubbed brisket with kawa kawa, linguine with kina mousse, kumara brulee, hangi rhubarb, pāua and blue cod all sourced locally or from producers in Aotearoa. Delicacies combined with creativity that produced a sumptuous sensation.

Our Māori kai supply chain plays a very important role in the economic landscape of Tāmaki Makaurau and this inaugural event was not only a celebration but also marked the launch of Kāuta. This is an online marketplace where Māori kai suppliers and product can be purchased.