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'Ooh chia seeds!' NZ's largest marae slowly going vegan

The country's largest marae is slowly going vegan.

And before you wonder whether Turangawaewae marae kitchen cooks are totally doing away with pork bones and puha, not quite yet.

Kingitanga chefs are introducing veggie options like scrambled tofu and eggplant roti at tribal events to help change dire lifestyle diseases faced by Maori such as diabetes and obesity.

"I don't mind it admitting I went round and had a look and ohhh ohhh chia seeds here, never eaten it in my life reka," one attendee said. 

Chefs at Turangawaewae Marae are introducing veggie options like scrambled tofu and eggplant roti in the battle against diabetes and obesity. Source: 1 NEWS