Neighbours Day Aotearoa Online Workshops 2022

In the lead-up to Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022, we’re putting on a series of free online community sessions around the themes of sharing, giving and building. This is an opportunity for us to come together to share ideas, learn, contribute, and get inspired to activate our streets, suburbs and neighbourhoods.

Let's make some good gut stuff: homemade sauerkraut with Sacha from Pōneke/Wellington 

This workshop, ‘Let's make some good gut stuff: homemade sauerkraut’ will be hosted by our Pōneke/Wellington Community Connector, Sacha.

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022

Time: 7.15pm 

Where: Online (Zoom)

Duration: 60 min

What to expect:

In this session, we will learn about the importance of fermented foods for a balanced diet and a happy gut. We will also get some hands-on experience and make our own sauerkraut (or other fermented veggies).

And some yummy jars of sauerkraut to share with your friends, whānau and neighbours! 

 What to bring: 

  • plenty of sea salt, iodised salt, himalayan salt or kosher salt

  • optional spices like cumin & caraway seeds, star anise, turmeric, juniper berries, or anything else that takes your fancy.

  • half a cabbage or more, you can use a mix of green and red to get the pink effect (like in the photo)

  • if you want to ferment other veggies that can work too: carrots, beets, cucumber, etc.

  • 2x big glass jars (as seen in picture) or a big agee jar with lid

  • a smaller jar that fits into the big jar, filled with water or some pebbles to weight it down

Or just listen and take notes!

Have a question? Flick us an email [email protected] 

Pātaka Kai: building stronger and connected communities through food security

In this session, you will hear from Candice Luke from Pātaka Kai and Raglan local Rose who re-setup the ‘Raglan Aroha Free Pantry Stand’ just over two years ago.

Date: Wednesday 9 March 2022

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Duration: 60 min

What to expect:

Learn about how and why Pātaka Kai started and quick tips to create one in your community.

The different reasons why communities start a Pātaka Kai 

  • response to food insecurity 

  • waste minimisation 

  • building stronger communities  

What myself and our network can do for you as a Kaitiaki with a registered Pātaka Kai 

  •  networking 

  • affiliation 

  • large donations and corporate support  

Quick tips to start out 

  • build

  • rallying support 

  • promotion 

  • social media 

  • dos and don't / health and safety 

  • building your team

What to bring:

Pen and paper and all your questions!

“I joined Pātaka Kai as a volunteer shortly after it started in Ōtara in 2018, helping with admin and establishing a pantry in nearby Ōtāhuhu. Since then the kaupapa has spread like wildfire in Aotearoa and across the ditch to Australia. I've taken on more voluntary roles under Community Builders NZ Trust, the home of Pātaka Kai, all relating to food security, community activation and also youth development and empowerment as a team member of The Ōtara Kai Village for the past 2 years. I'm now a journalist for NZME, home of the NZ Herald, Flava, ZM, The Hits, Radio Hauraki and other familiar media outlets. I'm still the Kaitiaki Support and Admin for Pātaka Kai, on the committee for the Clover Park Community House, an active member of my marae based in the far north east coast and working on new personal projects for 2022. I try my best to give back to the communities that gave so much to me.”