Maara kai Competition

The last Matauranga Maori workshop for the Mahia school year ended with a cook off between students involving traditional foods at Rauwharo Marae.  Local Kuia Sophie Dodds shared her passion and knowledge of traditional food preparation using Kelp and Sean Gaskin judged the final plates.  Mr Gaskin demonstrated making kale chips and hummus and for lunch the students enjoyed potatoes, kumara, herbs and sausages cooked in kelp bags.  The day concluded with their silver Environmental School presentation from Wairoa Enviro-schools co-ordinator Jenni Scothern-King. A big thank you to Ruawharo Marae, Mr Gaskin and Jenni Scothern for organising such a fantastic day. Nga mihi nui kia koutou.

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