May 15, 2023

Thirty-seven degrees south of the equator

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One New Zealand city at the 37th parallel is Tauranga/Mount Maunganui, so the eatery “Latitude 37” is aptly named! Of course, you don’t need a compass to get there … just follow the main road to 181 Maunganui Road!


Latitude 37, apart from being geographically minded, is in the business of making and serving delectable meals to its guests. Think small plates, large plates, sides and sweets. They also do tasty platters to share. Latitude 37 also has a variety of beverages on offer, and there’s usually a special on most days of the week as well.


But Latitude 37, in keeping with their global location, have an outward focus and are keen to meet needs in the community. They regularly pay-it-forward 30 meals to Kura Kai (food for schools) to help keep the freezers stocked with wholesome meals for needy secondary kids and their whanau (wider family). This time, Latitude made curries—yum!


Kura Kai was set up to offer nutritious meals to kids at secondary schools so that they can think and work better with full bellies but also so that they will stay on and finish secondary school and have a chance of a better career when they leave. Kura Kai believes in manaakitanga (caring for others) and have a mantra of “Whānau cooking for Whānau”. 


Corporate partners S&L Land Specialists, Mount Main Street and Mike Greer Homes also believe in reaching out and generously paying-it-forward to others.


When you’re next in town for a meal out or maybe just a bite to eat, head on down to Latitude 37—and add to your bill when you do so that you can also be part of the pay-it-forwards to Kura Kai.

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