Restaurateurs in stoush over 'kingi' name
Two of Auckland's hippest restaurateurs have engaged in an online stoush over whether the name of a new restaurant, kingi, is a case of Māori cultural appropriation or merely a shortening for kingfish.
Owners of popular Auckland restaurant Orphans Kitchen, Tom Hishon and Josh Helm, are about to open a new seafood restaurant this October named kingi.
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Hishon and Helm have always maintained the name is a colloquial shortening for kingfish used by fishermen the world over.