Who pays for the meal?
Kai & Kōrero is completely voluntary, and therefore guests are expected to pay for their own meals if at a restaurant, or encouraged to bring a dish if it’s at a potluck at someone’s home.
However a host may prefer to prepare a full meal and may decide to offer it for free or charge a small amount.
Therefore, it’s up to the host to set the menu or choose the restaurant and determine if guests should pay the host.
No payments are made through the Civic Dinners or Kai & Kōrero platform, so if the host asks guests to bring cash, that is all handled between the host and guests.