Online event: Hurunui Waiau Farmers – let’s talk about mahinga kai & biodiversity

The Hurunui Waiau Shed Talk event is now online. Tune in to hear about the importance of mahinga kai and biodiversity on farm.

  • When: Wednesday 13 April 7pm-8pm
  • Where: Online, via Microsoft Teams

RSVP: Register for this event online. If you have any questions, please email Sam.Thompson@ecan.govt.nz.

Hurunui Waiau Shed Talk part two: we’ll be hosting a field trip once COVID-19 allows us to meet in person unrestricted.

Blending mahinga kai into land-use and farming

Mahinga kai is the land, water and air. It’s waterways, creeks, drains, springs, wetlands, and ponds. It’s areas of native vegetation and bush. It’s trees, hedges, boggy bits, and everything in between; it’s a healthy environment.

Everyone has a part to play in protecting and enhancing mahinga kai values, although as the current guardians of the land, there are clear responsibilities on landowners.

Join our speakers at this online event to hear about why it’s crucial to consider and protect mahinga kai on farm, and how it, and biodiversity, can benefit the farm system.

“If you’re putting measures in place on-farm to meet your Farm Environment Plan (FEP) and Good Management Practice, chances are they’re all contributing to good mahinga kai outcomes, so you’re on the right track,” our Pou Mātai Kō/Cultural Land Management Advisor Makarini Rupene says. 

“It all goes hand in hand and can easily be a normal part of your day-to-day farm management practices.”

We can help with an improvement plan

Attending a Shed Talk, having a chat with your local land management, or biodiversity advisor, or engaging with your Pou Mātai Kō can help you understand where and what you might be able to do differently on your property with mahinga kai in mind. 

Mahinga kai provides us with food, resources, medicines, and tools, so it’s important that we protect it now - for us, for our tamariki (children) and for our mokopuna (grandchildren) and future generations of whānau.

Find out more about mahinga kai