Muka Tangata Food and Fibre Futures hui – May 2022

Help us explore the possibilities of the future of the food and fibre sector.

We hope you can join us in May for the Food and Fibre Futures hui. The focus of these is to get your input and advice on the drivers for change for the food and fibre sector and the impacts this will have on the future of education and training.

Help us explore the possibilities of the future of the food and fibre sector. This work will shape future-focused vocational education that will meet the needs of your sectors through developing well-designed Workforce Development Plans.

We are looking forward to hearing from you about the changes and big issues you expect to see in the sector, and how industries in the sector will evolve over the next 10 years and beyond.

You can still let us know if you are planning to attend via this form: Muka Tangata Food and Fibre Futures Project RSVP.

Hosted by: Muka Tangata Chief Executive, Jeremy Baker, and team.

Facilitated by: Melissa Clark-Reynolds and Kiriwaitingi Rei of Future Centre NZ. 

Each session will start with a mihi (welcome) followed by refreshments. You will then move into the hui for an introduction of who Muka Tangata is and the work that we do, leading into a 90 minute discussion on what the future of the food and fibre sector looks like. Bring your ideas, predictions and any wild cards to the session.

We are keen to engage with you. This is your opportunity to have a say in how training and education is shaped up for our sector. We appreciate your contribution to the sector and look forward to hearing your views at these hui.  



Monday 2 May 

1.30 – 4pm

The Bowing Room, Classic Flyers 

9 Jean Batten Drive 

Mt Maunganui, Tauranga 

07 572 4000 

Free on-site parking at front of venue 


Tuesday 3 May 

9 – 11.30am

Totara Room, Holiday Inn Rotorua 

10 Tryon Street 

Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 

07 349 9710 

Free on-site parking 


Tuesday 3 May 

3 – 5.30pm

Pirongia Deck, The Narrows 

431 Airport Road 

Tamahere, Hamilton 

07 858 4001 

Free on-site parking 


Wednesday 4 May 

11.30 – 2pm

Bay of Islands Golf Club 

26A Golf View Road 

Waipapa, Kerikeri 

09 407 8837 

Free on-site parking 


Friday 6 May 

11.30am – 2pm

Marlborough Room, Scenic Hotel Marlborough 

corner Alfred and Henry Street 


03 520 6187 

Free street parking, no time limit 


Monday 16 May 

11.30am – 2pm

Waitangi Room, Novotel New Plymouth  

Corner Hobson and Leach Street  

New Plymouth 

06 769 9726 

Free on-site parking; free street parking 



Tuesday 17 May 

1.30 – 4pm

Breakout Room 2, Napier War Memorial Centre 

48 Marine Parade


027 204 8928 

Free on-site parking; 3hr parking behind Ocean Spa nearby 


Thursday 19 May 

9 – 11.30am

Russley Golf Course 

428 Memorial Avenue 

Burnside, Christchurch 

03 358 4681 

On site parking  


Friday 20 May 

10am – 12.30pm

Croydon Lodge Hotel 

100 Waimea Street 


03 208 9029 

Free on-site parking 


Wednesday 25 May 

12 – 2.30pm

Rose Room at Lawson Field Theatre 

15 Fitzherbert Street 


Free on-site parking, Marina carpark (behind building) 



Friday 27 May 

8.30 – 11am

The Oaks 

89 Courtenay Place 


04 4801 0390 



Friday 27 May 

1.30 – 4pm

Solway 2 room, Copthorne Hotel, Solway Park 

234 High Street 

Solway, Masterton 

06 3700 500 

Free on-site parking 


West Coast – Hokitika 

Monday 30 May 

11.30am – 2pm

Restaurant, Beach Front 

111 Revell Street 


03 755 8344 

Free on-site parking