I organised an NZQA course, run by NZ Seafood Industry Training Organisation, for members of Kauhungunu Coastal Hapu Collective.
All the kai without exception was just awesome and everyone commented on how well fed they were and how welcoming you and the whanau were towards them.
The tutors were so impressed with the facilities and the hassle-free atmosphere. Most of the hui they hold are on marae and many don’t meet the health and safety conditions required, and toilet and sleeping conditions are not ideal so many times, they stay off-site at night. Being able to stay at Waimanaaki with all the whanau was good for them and of course, they just love your whanau and Riversdale.