Foodstuffs Support Learning

Matatoa science show at Whanganui's Majestic Square. Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) with Thursday, December 13, 2018 Whanganui Chronicle photograph by Bevan Conley.

The last two weeks have seen an inspiring team from NanogirlLabs along with performer Krystal-Lee Brown, tour the North Island bringing an exciting and explosive show to children and their families.

Mātātoa is a bilingual show in Te Reo and English which aims to encourage young minds to explore the challenges that face our world and study the subjects that will lead them there.

“We need to rethink our approach to so many things, like waste, plastic and how to fight the effects of climate change. Likewise, we need to figure out how we nurture New Zealand and ensure that Kiwis always have access to good, fresh and affordable food while keeping our waterways clean and ensuring our farmers and suppliers make a good living,” says Chris Quin, CEO Foodstuffs North Island.

One of the events took place at the Waiting Treaty Grounds where Dr Michelle Dickinson said, “We were humbled and honoured to hold a Mātātoa event at a place which holds such meaning for all New Zealanders—Tangatawhenua and Pakeha… We look forward to extending this show for more communities and thank Foodstuffs—New World, Pak’nSave and Four Square for their incredible support alongside our other sponsors.”