Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand's national museum, located in Wellington.


Events - October 1 - 31

Eat New Zealand Food Hui 2020 - Day 2

Eat New Zealand began life as a day of talks about our food and the things that influence it. For that reason, our Food Hui remains a hugely important date in our yearly calendar. This is our sixth consecutive annual symposium and it will be held in Wellington, co-presented with the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.

Covering all aspects of our food; from agriculture to hospitality and tourism.

We're a small country with a big voice, and when we speak, more often than not, the world listens. So, we're gathering up some of the best local and international speakers who bring with them tools, stories, and ideas to educate and inspire! If we stand together we have the power to create enormous change for good. Come and be part of the event that moves beyond the walls of establishments and into the community and nation.

Topics covered on Day 2 will include: National Food Strategy- why we need one and how to make it a reality. Food Tourism- the exciting future for food tourism, perspectives from our regions to our national agencies. Kaitaki- our Eat New Zealand nationwide network of young food story-tellers. Local Grain Economy- establishing a resilient and connected future for our grain growers, millers, bakers, chefs and eaters. Slow Fish- community access to our fish, so we can all tell our kaimoana stories and connect with those catching our wild food.

The Lunch will include food created by local Wellington members of our Kaitaki Collective - including Max Gordy - Chef of Hillside Kitchen and Cellar and Vicky Ha - Owner/Chef of House of Dumplings. They have created a menu that will speak to the topics of the day and be made using only New Zealand ingredients.

We will have representatives from all levels of our culinary landscape - from growers and producers to fishers, farmers, writers, to media and food tourism operators, government agencies, chef, cooks, eaters and everyone in between. This is and will be a unique chance to connect and network with representatives from across all corners of New Zealand food.

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Various times throughout October

Oct 20, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Price: $110

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Wellington Food Story Speaker Series - Presented by Te Papa

Bite-sized talks every Wednesday lunch during the festival, presented by Te Papa. Hear from prominent Wellingtonians and learn about Wellington's food story.
7 October - Liz Mellish MNZM (Te Ātiawa) talks through the importance of food in Wellington's history from the perspective of tangata whenua.
14 October - Redmer Yska will reveal the lesser-known side of Alexander Turnbull as Wellington's first coffee baron, roasting his Dragon blend in the 1890s and takes a deep dive into the coffee culture of the capital during the victorian era with its all-night haunts like Cafe Au Lait on Customhouse Quay, selling saveloys and Manila cigars on the side.
21 October - Hosted by Kelli Brett, editor of Cuisine, join a panel of well known Wellington chefs from the heady dining days of the 80s and 90s, Martin Bosley of Brasserie Flipp, Grant Allen of Pierre's, Lois Daish of Brooklyn Bar & Grill and Julie Clarke of Clarke's Food Merchants.
28 October - Lastly we look to the present, hear from owners iconic establishments who have come to define Wellington's present food scene of top quality and accessible everyday eats. Steve D'Souza of Taste of Home, Rick Unuia of Soul Shack, Tee Phee of Little Penang and Tom Kirton of Tommy Millions.
No food can be consumed on the marae within museum hours, which means no one will be able to eat their lunch while they listen to the panel discussion. Our dedicated eating spaces are within our cafes.

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  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan
  • VVegetarian


Various times throughout October

Oct 07, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Oct 14, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Oct 21, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Oct 28, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Price: Free

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