If the natural landscape is no longer able to provide farmland on which to grow fresh fruit and vegetables (washed away as it has been in Dogside by the devastating effects of Cyclone Bola) and if the fisheries are no longer able to provide kai moana (threatened as they are by over-fishing), the people of Dogside will be forcibly and increasingly reliant on processed foods from outside the community.
Living on 'his' side of the creek, fishing and providing for the family, Rua tries to rebuild a life for himself that is reminiscent of the life before Taku and Shania's deaths, a time when the trio proudly provided the kai moana for the whanau.
We worked as a community to collect and prepare our food, particularly kai moana.
We would spend whole weekends camping on the beach, swimming, gathering kai moana or exploring the bush.
In a recent special report published by the New Zealand Herald, Shane Jones, Chairman of Te Ohu Kai Moana
lamented the lack of business leadership in New Zealand, being quoted as saying: "I'm not too happy about a lot of the CEO candidates I come across--a lot are skilled at sharpening costs but not at growing business.
Some hilarious skits explored everything from te wheko to kai moana
, aeroplanes and even Cinderella