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Another beautiful share from an entrant in #EatNZTaewaHunt we just love knowing these taonga are in caring hands in maara around Aotearoa. #taewa #spudlove #community #whanaungatanga #foodsovereigntyHere is a beautiful image of Tutaekuri, another one of the #taewa entries that charmed our guest judge Nadia Lim in the #EatNZTaewaHunt.

This photo and story was shared by Carolyn Chadwick Photography

"These Tutaekuri are growing just out of Matata near Whakatane. Louise is a nurse and she was given them 10 years ago by a patient from Kawerau.

She says that these indigenous Tutaikuri grow all year round but are best in the summer when they grow bigger. At this time of the year they are quite small. She said that they are quite floury but she loves them for the colour that they add to a potato salad.

According to her they are very easy to grow and also mentioned that the darker the colour the better they are for you."

It's been so special to see these treasured taonga being celebrated throughout Aotearoa during Feast Matariki as part of The Great New Zealand Taewa Hunt supported by Eat New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand
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Another beautiful share from an entrant in #EatNZTaewaHunt we just love knowing these taonga are in caring hands in maara around Aotearoa. #taewa #spudlove #community #whanaungatanga #foodsovereignty

Congratulations to our winner in #EatNZTaewaHunt #spudlove #potatoesnz #indigenous #foodsovereignty*The Great Taewa Hunt 2021*

After much deliberation our guest judge Nadia Lim has chosen the winner of The Great Taewa Hunt - a photography and food storytelling competition brought to you by Eat New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand to celebrate Feast Matariki.

The Winner with this beautiful Taewa shot is:

Marion Fumarola of @pahekolivingfoods and co-founder of non-profit The Paheko Project.

You can read her Taewa story below...

"The revival of indigenous and locally-adapted seeds is one of the keys to secure food crop diversity.

We need to maintain traditional crops through continued agroecological cultivation coupled with traditional knowledge, and keep the seeds in our hands to be passed on to the next generation.

Taewa are traditional potato varieties introduced to New Zealand in the late 18th century and became a staple Māori food crop.

I am in love with these treasures and so grateful that our community have protected these seeds and kept them where they belong : in our gardens and on our tables."

Thank you to all those who entered, Nadia was charmed by the images and stories and loved reading them all.

It's been a fascinating journey to watch you all uncover these taonga and even if you didn't find one yourself - we hope you learn't a little more about our treasured #Taewa. We will continue to share some of the images and stories over the next few weeks. #EatNZTaewaHunt
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Congratulations to our winner in #EatNZTaewaHunt #spudlove #potatoesnz #indigenous #foodsovereignty
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