A plethora of free food was served Creating Spaces at Anzac Park. Photo: Jonty Dine.

Cultures come together over kai


A smorgasbord of cultures and cuisine was shared by the community on Saturday at Anzac Park.

Creating Spaces was an event aimed at increasing sustainability awareness and the unification of Aotearoa.

Kina, paua, kuku and inanga were just some of the delicacies from the sea on offer as well as a mountain of meat cooked in the traditional hangi.

Organiser Ra says the collaboration was to help re-establish our connection with nature and practice more sustainable ways of living.

“This kaupapa is promoting awareness around self-sustainable practices.”

Ra says the community of Whakatu embraced the event.

“Very stoked with the turnout and grateful to all who offered time, energy and attention.”

Ra says Creating Spaces is also a way to break down our social boundaries.

“Everyone had the same beautiful energy, they were sending out that positive frequency and it became an energetic whirlwind of aroha.”