Kaitahi As One are winners of the 2021 FoodStarter Small Suppliers Award for their frozen smoothy drops.

Whanganui-based Kaitahi As One are based on an entrepreneurship model which recognises and captures value through enterprises where people and nature matter. The enterprise works collaboratively to grow and source native plant foods and transform them into healthy food and beverage products. Their frozen smoothy drops combine nutritious fruit and vegetables with traditional Māori ingredients such as pūha and kawakawa.

Kaitahi As One Working Group Lead, Arohaina Owen says: “The calibre of the finalists was mind-blowing and we’re so humbled to be recognised in this way. The wairua of Kaitahi will go to the next level with the help of the FoodStarter partners.” Read about HVN’s recent contestable funding of  Kaitahi As One.

Image: Pania Winterburn and Arohaina Owen
Article and photograph courtesy of FoodStarter.co.nz