Food

Dumplings a hit at Franklin Market

Regular visitors of the Franklin Markets at Pukekohe may recognise stall holder Vickie. Vickie arrived in New Zealand from Taiwan 24 years ago. She studied a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and had worked in the food laboratory for 16 years. Then she realised her passion is to interact with people directly via food. “Taiwan is a food heaven and […]

High tea on the tracks

I love high tea. I think it’s the combination of little bites of many flavours that appeals the most. Often when I’m faced with a standard meal at a restaurant I’d really like to say, “Could I have a bit of this one, and some of that one, and yes throw one of those in too!” I seek variety, I […]

Local funds supporting locals

Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club received a cheque of $2500 from Nick King on Sunday 1 April. Nick, the owner of Nick’s Cafe in Waiuku, presented the cheque to Mike Lawrence, president of Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club, as he is aware of how much support they need. “It’s in our mantra to give back to the community,” said Nick. […]

Gastro Pub Date Night

The Village Bar & Kitchen, Patumahoe THE REVIEW – Gastro Pub Date Night Like many parents of young children, getting out for a date night is often just not worth the hassle! When could we go? Who will look after the kids? Not to mention finding energy to talk with each other over a dinner. But there are times when it’s […]

India Tuakau supporting community

By Jess Paton The India Restaurant and Bar in Tuakau gave away free meals from 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm on Sunday 4 March. The free food was aimed at those that were unable to cook for themselves or couldn’t afford a meal. Mukesh Sharma, director, said they did it because the community is everything. “We started our journey four years […]

Nick’s Café wins National ICG Classic Kiwi award

Nick’s Café was presented the National ICG Classic Kiwi award in the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year awards, at a special announcement event held in Auckland this evening, Wednesday 7th March. For the sixth year running, the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year Awards highlight the diverse, the delicious and most delightful of our […]

Health the focus of sKids programme

Safe Kids in Daily Supervision (sKids) will be making health the focus of their after school programme at their Sandspit School location. Vinita Prasad, the area’s local sKids out of school care provider, announced on Thursday 1 January that she has launched ‘FoodStorm,’ an exclusive sKids cooking programme. This will be offered as a complimentary service within their sKids Sandspit […]


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