Council staff share some Christmas spirit

The day after an arsonist destroyed three waka belonging to a Tuakau waka ama club last month, an annual hangi organised by staff at Waikato District Council turned into an impromptu fundraiser for the club, Waka Tangata o Te Ahinamai Te Toki ku Tuakau. Two staff bake sales later (one in the Ngaruawahia office and one in Tuakau) and a […]

Pukekohe Café wins best rural accolade for Auckland region

Pukekohe’s The Sugar Shed has been named the Best Rural Auckland region winner in the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year awards announced today, 20 December 2017. The judging team’s comments included, “We certainly enjoyed our visit to The Sugar Shed! The coffee is well made and the menu offers a great range of choices, from light […]

Patumahoe Café wins best Regional town accolade for Auckland region

Patumahoe’s The Butcher’s Shop Café has been named the Best Regional Town Auckland region winner in the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year awards announced today, 20 December 2017. The judging team’s comments included, “I can’t wait to go back to this very quaint and inviting café! It looks like something from Europe with an old black […]


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