This week reminds us of the importance of weaving communities together to honour our common bonds and create a future where we all feel we belong.
At the Share Kai and Kōrero hui – Unity Week at Your Workplace on February 2nd, more than 25 people came together from 15 different organisations and local businesses in Ōtautahi to kōrero about how they might observe Unity Week 2023 within their workplaces.
This hui was different from your average meeting – using the specially designed Share Kai Connection Cards, participants were nudged to go beyond the usual small talk and get to know others – Do you say a karakia or prayer before you eat? What is your go-to comfort food? What is your most memorable meal? Following a session on the aims and tools available for Unity Week, people came together over a tasty meal from a group of Share Kai Afghan cooks, the spread included Mantu (dumplings), Bolani (a vegetable stuffed flat bread), and Qabili Palau (chicken with spiced rice). Plates loaded high, people were encouraged to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our city and the communities that call Ōtautahi home.
If you are interested in having a Share Kai cooking group (Afghan, Nepali, Eritrean) cater for your next hui, workplace or school event please check out our Share Kai Catering page or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about Unity Week see unityweek.co.nz.