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...
Pauline Elsom and John Miller prepare for the opening of Piko wholefood retail store on Kilmore Street.
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.
Mr Filoitumua Feterika sitting down and eating.
Miranda and hubby learning to fo’i fa’i (peel green bananas).
Enoka making coconut cream.
Poe delivering coconut scraping workshops.
Sala and her grandchildren watching the Umu preparation.
Matala coconut scraping
Miranda and her child coconut scraping
We did it, peeled the Green banana with a stick.
Everyone watching the Taro demonstration.
Everyone preparing Taro.
Taro preparation the traditional way (with a can).
Uncle Eskekia and Matt coconut scraping together.
Bags of potatoes piled up on crates inside the warehouse at Vegetable Packers Ltd, Belfast prior to delivery to retail outlets across Christchurch.
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.
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...
Interior of the Sequoia Room restaurant, with food set out buffet style, at the DB Redwood Court Motor Hotel on Main North Road, Redwood.
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.
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...
Brenda Noble (left) and her sister, Lisa, gathering cockles at Redcliffs.
Interior of fish shop on Armagh Street with two fishmongers.