It is a way of reconnecting with oneself and others, of celebrating a success, or calming the seas after navigating through a storm of volatile kōrero.
Kai Song is all about the food we eat, the hands that prepare it and the love that it is imbued with.
In Māori, those special people that prepare the food are called Ringawera. It is only with their hard work in the back that everything in the front can go smoothly: “Ko te amorangi ki mua, ko te hāpai ō ki muri”.
We feel blessed to have amazing ringawera in our MMQ whānau, keeping us fed both in body and spirit so it was only natural for us to write this delicious and hearty song to say thank you.
Matariki is a time for celebrating so what better way to give thanks than with the Kai Song.