Host a Kai & Kōrero event with friends, coworkers, neighbours and strangers to help create a vision for the future of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

At ActionStation, we believe in working together to create what we cannot achieve alone: a society, economy and democracy that works for all of us - everyday people and the planet we love.

ActionStation is a place for people of all backgrounds to come together independent of party politics and the other labels that divide us. We’re excited to invite you to take a seat at the table for a conversation about our shared future.

He aha te kai a te rangatira, he kōrero
What is the food of a chief? It is talk.

He aha te tohu a te rangatira? He manaaki
What is the sign of a chief? It is generosity

He aha te mahi a te rangatira? He whakatira te iwi
What is the work of a chief? To unite the people.
— Māori whakataukī (proverb)

From June - September, thousands of New Zealanders will gather together for Kai & Kōrero events. Over food we’ll discuss some of the big questions and dive deep into the dreams, aspirations and challenges facing New Zealand.

You can host a Kai & Kōrero with friends and whānau, or you can host a Kai & Kōrero with strangers and acquaintances - it's totally up to you!

We believe meaningful conversation over food can spark real and lasting change. As much as possible, we’re encouraging people to come together over dinner, but your Kai & Kōrero event could be as a simple as a cup of tea and a biscuit, or hot chips and a beer in a pub.

If you don't want to cook, but you still want to host, you can also organise for your Kai & Kōrero meal to be held at your favourite café, restaurant or pub. You can host it in your workplace over a morning tea, or as part of a Church or marae group gathering.

While food is a critical element in making people feel comfortable, it’s the conversation that matters most.

After your Kai & Kōrero event, we will gather the insights from these conversations with a quick post-event survey of all attendees. This will form the basis for to create a People’s Agenda for Aotearoa, combining our shared values and vision for this country with clear policies and actions that will get us there. 

ActionStation has partnered with Civic Dinners to make hosting and attending an event simple. We have a host guide, a set of FAQs and a team here ready to support you every step of the way. Will you join us?