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Supermarkets

When the supermarket first opened in Christchurch in 1963 it was a novel concept. Now, they can be found in every suburb throughout the city. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection...

A Special dinner

Fa'aesea Sila, Fa'atalale Feterika, Liuoli Faimalo, Viva Sila and Rev. Kenape Faletoese. Special dinner at Stacey Place with Rev. Kenape Faletoese who was visiting.

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Collection Talanoa I Measina

Mr Filoitumua Feterika

Mr Filoitumua Feterika sitting down and eating.

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Collection Talanoa I Measina

Banana preparation

Miranda and hubby learning to fo’i fa’i (peel green bananas).

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Collection Talanoa I Measina

Bags of potatoes at Fresh Vegetable Packers Ltd, Belfast

Bags of potatoes piled up on crates inside the warehouse at Vegetable Packers Ltd, Belfast prior to delivery to retail outlets across Christchurch.

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Collection 1971 Star photographs

Cook Island Umu styles in Mathesons Road

Ross Humphries learnt to make a Cook Island Umu from his wife Stephanie's family and loved hosting feasts in the back yard for friends and relatives.

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Collection Talanoa I Measina

Hay's Supermarket, Northlands Shopping Centre

Interior of Hay's Supermarket at Northlands Shopping Centre. Fruit and vegetable displays are visible in the foreground with customers and in the background is a large mural marking the entrance to...

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Collection 1965 - 1969 Star photographs

The Sequoia Room restaurant

Interior of the Sequoia Room restaurant, with food set out buffet style, at the DB Redwood Court Motor Hotel on Main North Road, Redwood.

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Collection 1982 Star photographs

Asian Food Fair stall holders, Carlton Courts

Stall holders with samples of the food on sale at the Asian Food Fair at Carlton Courts. The entrance to the Māori Restaurant is visible in the background.

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Collection 1985 Star photographs

Hāngi

A hāngi is a traditional Māori method of cooking food underground using hot stones. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection that showcase the preparation of kai in our local communities...