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Breakbread


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Breakbread


BREAKBREAD IS ABOUT PEOPLE

& OUR COMMON GROUND.

 

WHO ARE WE?

WHERE ARE WE FROM?

WHAT IS OUR STORY?


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@ My Friend's House


@ My Friend's House


@ MY FRIEND'S HOUSE

 

REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG & YOU ASKED YOUR PARENTS IF YOU COULD GO TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR DINNER? 

YOUR FRIEND WAS SO FAMILIAR TO YOU, YET THEIR HOME & FAMILY WAS SO FOREIGN.
 

BREAKBREAD @ MY FRIEND'S HOUSE IS AN EXPERIENCE WHICH IS ABOUT HEARING THE VOICE FROM THE RESTAURANTS WE EAT AT, UNDERSTANDING WHO THEY ARE & WHAT FOOD MEANS TO THEM AS THEY TAKE YOU ON A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE TO PRESENT DAY AROUND THE DINING TABLE.



GEMMAYZE STREET

ST KEVINS ARCADE - AUCKLAND, NZ


OWNER SAMIR ALLEN WRITES A LETTER ADDRESSED TO HIS RESTAURANT. 

HEAR THE STORY WHICH LED HIM TO PLANT HIS CULINARY ROOTS IN ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE SETTINGS TO DINE IN AUCKLAND.

 

e: gemmayzestreet@gmail.com

 


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Small Victories


Small Victories


SMALL VICTORIES

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIG WINS.

IT'S ABOUT THE SMALL VICTORIES IN LIFE THAT MAKE THE NEXT DAY, MOMENT, MEETING OR GATHERING DOABLE.

EVERYONE NEEDS THE SMALL VICTORIES TO KEEP THEM GOING, TO GIVE THEM HOPE.



MON MEETS ORPHANS KITCHEN

 

A STORY OF A REFUGEE WHO HAS INTEGRATED INTO NZ SOCIETY.

WE MEET THE MON PEOPLE WHO WERE PERSECUTED FROM BURMA. 

NARRATED BY NAING MIN, HIS STORY OF FLEEING MYANMAR (BURMA), LIVING ILLEGALLY IN THAILAND & MALAYSIA BEFORE SEEKING REFUGE IN NZ. 

HIS JOURNEY FROM MANGERE REFUGEE CAMP THROUGH TO ONE OF AUCKLAND'S TOP RESTAURANTS WHERE HE MEETS TOM HISHON FROM ORPHANS KITCHEN.


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A Letter to my Eleven Year Old Self


A Letter to my Eleven Year Old Self


A LETTER TO MY ELEVEN YEAR OLD SELF

 

WE ALL HOLD THINGS IN COMMON AS A HUMAN RACE. 

TIME IS ONE OF THEM.

WE WERE ALL CHILDREN ONCE & WENT THROUGH STAGES OF EVOLUTION DEALING WITH SITUATIONS WHICH WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOULDING US TO BECOME WHO WE ARE TODAY.

BUT HOW OFTEN DO WE REFLECT BACK IN TIME?


MIKE MCROBERTS

Mike has been a journalist for more than 30 years and in that time covered numerous conflicts around the world and some of the planets biggest natural disasters. From the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and Lebanon to conflicts in East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Fiji, Mike McRoberts is New Zealand’s most experienced conflict reporter. Some of the natural disasters he has covered include the Pakistan, China, Haiti and Christchurch earthquakes, and the South East Asia, Samoa and Japan Tsunamis.


KOASORN TUN

Koasorn was born in Mon state (situated on the border of Thailand and Burma) and was one of the first refugees to ever arrive in New Zealand from Burma in 2000. Her uncle Nai Hthaw Mon is the current political leader for the Mon people and father Nai Saw Nyu stands alongside him in the political party to fight for peace amongst their people.  Due to the status of her family she has grown up moving from border to border, concealing her identity as a means of survival. Since living in NZ Koasorn has worked to help integrate Mon and Burmese families by representing REAF (adult integration centre) and Red Cross.


JACINDA ARDERN

Jacinda’s passion for social justice led her to the Labour Party at just 17 years old.  She was elected to Parliament in 2008. Jacinda’s background experience ranges from policy development through to managing a large international non-governmental organisation (NGO).  Before entering Parliament Jacinda worked for two and a half years for the Better Regulation Executive in the UK Cabinet Office.  Her role as an Associate Director was to improve the way that local authorities, in particular, interfaced with business.  She was also seconded to the Home Office to assist with a review of policing in England and Wales.  In 2007 Jacinda was only the second woman to be elected President of the largest international political youth organisation in the world – IUSY, a role which saw her spending time in places ranging from Jordan, Israel and Algeria through to China.


LINDA CHHIM

Linda was born at the refugee camp #15 in Aranyaprathet, Thailand after her parents fled Cambodia in 1982 from the Khmer Rouge.  The food ration was half a cup of rice a week per family.  Six months later they were granted refugee status to New Zealand and arrived to Mangere refugee camp before settling in Wellington. Her father worked his way up at the local Mongolian BBQ restaurant and eventually built his own empire as a restauranteur.  He bought the business and also started his own Thai restaurant, as Cambodian cuisine was not well recognised. Linda grew up in New Zealand and identifies with both sides eastern and western, the social differences and the impact caused from these.  Her story is a fine testament to a generational change. She studied a Bachelor of Design majoring in Interior Architecture and has worked as the Creative Project Manager/ Producer for Semi-Permanent the design symposium.