Sea Pea


The story of Elsie the seaweed picker and her extraordinary find on the beach one morning, while she was collecting treasures that had washed up after a storm.  The most precious treasure Elsie had ever seen.

Behind the Story:
Kez too her inspiration for Sea Pea after visiting a remote beach called Ahipara on the far northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island.

Where a small Maori community living in tiny, ramshackle huts on the shore, spend their days collecting agar seaweed off the rocks and selling it for up to $2.50 a kg.

The seaweed from Ahipara, it is sent to a processing factory in Gisborne where it is used as a culture for growing pine seedlings.

Credit to the article from the NZ Herald:

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