Ringawera o Taemaro
(The Cooks of Taemaro)
Mangatowai is thankful to the members of the Taemaro
whanau for their great skill in the kitchen - and
even more so for their willingness to cater for the
official functions we have held at Mangatowai.
Sandra Hei Hei and her family not only catered for the
launch of the concept in 2005 but provided the food for
the inaugural meeting of the community trustees one year
all love kai, especially when it comes to us fresh from
the sea - crayfish, mussels, paua and fresh fish make a
sea food feast that is hard to resist.
Let's share some of the delicacies we were presented
with at the latest meeting. As you look at them and
drool think about the flavours and for the moment forget
crayfish, healthy salads and fresh fruits - and that was
only for starters!
Kaumata David Henare calls his mokopuna Shanara Hemi to bless the kai while Mayor Yvonne
Sharp watches (left); Sandra Hei Hei and Cecil … test the
kai they have had a hand in preparing (centre); Mita
Harris tentatively nibbles on a piece of crayfish.
Dame Georgina Kirby explains the intricacies of a mussel
shell to Mario and Angela Grzinic's young daughter (left); Ella Henry lifts the lid
of a hot pan of chicken; Mario Grzinic and Mita Harris
ponder over what to put on their plates next (right).
Mayor Bob Harvey in pensive mood (left); Cecil
with his two young children (right)
Mayor Bob Harvey thanks the caterers for a "supreme"