Auckland a city situated in North Island with population of 1,582,028 (2019). Being a diverse cosmopolitan city Auckland is home for the largest Polynesian population. The city is bordered by native forest to the west. The central area of the city is an isthmus between Tasman Sea (Manukau Harbour) and Pacific Ocean (Waitemata Harbour). Auckland was ranked third on the Mercer Quality of Living ranking.

Fig 1. Blossom Tree Auckland

Along with its great food culture Auckland holds 7000 hectares of useful available land for horticulture production of onions, potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, kiwi, broccoli, cauliflower, avocados and strawberries. More technological changes are expected for sustainability growth and fresh food access according to Auckland council

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Some highlights of Auckland’s food System

Kai Auckland

A people’s collective which come together to increase Aucklanders connection to food, and foster a fair and sustainable food system for Auckland. Kai Auckland is made up of individuals and organisations who are growing food locally, improving access to good food, and sharing knowledge about growing and using food.

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Ooooby was launched in Oct 2010, putting small scale sustainable farming at the heart of food system. It currently operating in seven regions of New Zealand. Ooooby serves 8,000 homes with fresh fruit and vegetables.

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This practice is aims to rebuild our food economies. If you need your food servings directly to your kitchen then click here to find out more about Ooooby.

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OOB Organics

OOB Organics developed from a blueberry orchard owned by Robert and Shannon Auton. From blueberry production, Oob diversified into frozen fruit mixes, frozen vegetables, smoothie mixes, organic ice cream blocks, dairy free desserts and a lot more.

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Fig 4. OOB Organics

Today OOB organics send their products all around globe. For more information click here.