Food

The Great Kiwi Morning Tea returns 27 October

Kiwi production is ramping up!  Kiwi can be saved from extinction by boosting numbers of chicks hatched from the wild and releasing them into predator free habitats. With the help of funds raised during Save Kiwi Month, we can stop the decline of kiwi by increasing management of breeding and predator control. The Great Kiwi Morning Tea returns on Friday […]

Cooking up a storm in Abu Dhabi

In two weeks time, Craig Lucas from Waiuku, will trade the fresh country air of home, for the hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi. Craig is heading off to judge and coach at the 2017 World Skills International Competition. Held every two years, World Skills International brings together top youth competitors from over 75 counties. Competition categories include everything from […]

Wild weather causing vege worries

Horticulture New Zealand are warning that a shortage of spring vegetables is likely, and this will affect prices. “Our growers are telling us that rain has been plentiful since March. Significant hail storms have damaged some crops which will affect the quality and the quantity of vegetables”, said Chief executive Mike Chapman. “Consumers need to understand that lower than normal […]

Nadia Lim comes to Pukekohe

Celebrity Chef, Nadia Lim was in Pukekohe for the launch of her 7th cookbook – Let’s eat. It was a great evening with over 300 people who got to learn quite a bit about Nadia and her journey from Masterchef to where she is today.

Palms chef wins bronze

Shelley Upfold from Palms Lifecare Pukekohe won a bronze medal in the inaugural Senior Lifestyle Cuisine competition held at the end of July. The competition saw the top ten chefs from rest homes around the country compete in a live kitchen cook off which was judged by industry professionals including top chef, Marc Soper of Wharekauhau Country Estate. Pippa Saxon, […]

Butchers vie for national title

The knives were out, aprons on and everyone was focused as twenty finalists vied for the prestigious titles of Alto Butcher and Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year for 2017. James Smith from Pak’n Save Pukekohe was one of ten 2017 Alto Butcher Finalists at the event on Thursday 31 August. Held at Shed 10, Auckland, he was competing against […]

Nadia Lim coming to Pukekohe

Come along to the Pukekohe Indian Hall for the rare opportunity to hear Nadia Lim, winner of MasterChef NZ 2011 and head chef of My Food bag inspire you with the story of her journey so far, from a 12 year old watching Jamie Oliver to a successful businesswoman and mum. At the end of her talk Nadia will have […]

Extended recall on sausages

Hellers Ltd is extending its recall undertaken on 8 September to  with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you are not allergic or intolerant to gluten, this recall does not affect you. Who to contact If you have questions, contact Hellers Ltd: Phone: 0800 435 537 Address: 67 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch.

No sur-pies here- Franklin crowned pie champions again

The team at the Post Newspaper would like to convey a massive congratulations to Crown Bakery & Coffee, Counties Bakery and Target Bakehouse & Cafe on their award winning pies! On Tuesday 1 August, at the 2017 NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards, it was announced that Crown Bakery & Coffee took out gold in the Mince and Cheese category, as […]

Locals feature in national Kiwi cuisine book

A newly published book featuring the behind the scenes of the food world is out on shelves this week. While the book, Source New Zealand, shares stories from all over the country it also features several locals including Hori Watson, a keen whitebait fisherman from Port Waikato, eel fisherman Mike Holmes and the NZ Eel Processing Company in Te Kauwhata […]