Winemaking in Waiuku

He’s dabbled in some good old Kiwi home brew beer making. He’s even had a crack at crafting cider (though not very successfully!) But being involved in developing a professionally made commercial bottle of wine? Well that just popped his cork completely. Ross Voltz of Waiuku now has his name on a bottle of wine. Ross took part in the […]

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.

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