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Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai

Web (Full Length Episodes) – 2015

I believe that mahinga kai is one of the things that binds you to who you are and where you come from.
– Environmental researcher Stevie-Rae Blair
One of the things I said at my wedding, I said to my wife was ‘don’t come between me and the lake. Don’t try that.' I meant it most sincerely. And she never did come between me and this place.
– Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) local Don Brown
For centuries our forest has fed us, it’s sheltered us, it’s nurtured us … now we have to look after our forests.
– Maurice Manawatu from Kaikōura
It’s Tangaroa’s garden ... it’s got to be protected but if you utilise it wisely, it’ll be there tomorrow and the next day. You rape and pillage it, it’ll become the Serengeti.
– Butch McDonald, on kai moana in Kaikōura