Rarotonga Hospital staff receive an order from Uber Kai. PHOTO: UBER KAI/22032922
A new food-delivery service has taken off in Rarotonga.
Known as Uber Kai, it began operating last Wednesday providing an exciting new option for locals and overseas visitors to choose how, when, and where to collect their food from.
by a small team of six, it targets local residents
and visitors who are in isolation and quarantine, but
also those that simply can’t find the time to get the necessities they need at
have had a good response since we launched, says Uber Kai founder, Sharna
Matapuku. “This is literally our second week in operation.
the numbers picking up for Covid we decided to come together, to ensure people
had everything they needed to feel comfortable whilst in isolation and quarantine.
it was also about providing jobs and helping the average family with something
they have to do every day.
helping people eat what they like, where they like, all at the tap of a few
to Matapuku, how Uber Kai’s service works is that customers can order the food they
want from the eateries they want online via their Facebook page, and make
payment via bank transfer into their bank account.
that’s done, customers then send a screenshot as proof of payment along with directions
to their location.
after, their food is dropped off at “island speed” within a certain time frame.
shares that food posts and grocery posts are also posted daily to their
Facebook page, and all customers have to do is send through their orders.
if you request something that’s not posted on their page, the company can also arrange
that for you too.
items are posted online along with their dollar value, along with a delivery charge
which has three set rates depending on your location.
resident Doris Williams who has ordered twice from Uber Kai said: “For someone
like me, stuck in iso, and who won’t rely on my family as they are so busy with
work, Uber Kai is the go-to place. So far I’ve placed my order with them twice
and I’ve got all my meals on time.
tell Uber Kai what you want, where you want it from, pay and they do the rest!”
Mike Wahlers on 05/04/2022
Excellent to see , and I wish you much Luck and Happiness ! I currently live in Rotorua NZ , however will definitely spread the word about Uber Kai !