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Don’t miss the hospo party of the year

May 16, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The Lewisham Foundation Awards have become the mark of peer recognition in the Auckland hospitality scene. Each year, as word gets out further afield about the awards, the enthusiasm increases and the recognition is truly valued. This year with a record number of votes, an amazing new venue and an impressive evening of entertainment organised, ...

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Queenstown Winter Key Event Listings (June – August 2014)

May 16, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

With the days getting colder and shorter in the south, Queenstown is gearing up for an action-packed winter – kicking off with the 40th anniversay American Express Queenstown Winter Festival. Winter in Queenstown offers a full schedule of events,...

Josh Emett demonstrating at Kiwi’s Best Kitchen last year

Chefs plan to cook up a treat in Fieldays Kiwi’s Best Kitchen Theatre

May 16, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Last year the grandstand in the Kiwi’s Best Kitchen Theatre at Fieldays was packed with Josh Emett fans. Returning this year, the celebrity Michelin star chef will be sharing tips on producing speedy gourmet style meals using New Zealand ingredients...


Culinary festival launches A Role to Dine For

May 6, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

With an experience valued at over NZ$10,000 up for grabs, Visa Wellington On a Plate (VWOAP) is launching a trans-Tasman search to find the ultimate foodie to help spread the word about New Zealand’s largest and tastiest culinary festival. Over the past...


‘Barista Smackdown’ set to heat up Fine Food NZ 2014

May 2, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Calling all baristas! If you claim to make the best coffee in town, prove you are the cream of the crop by taking on the competition at Fine Food New Zealand this June 22-24 in the Restaurant Association’s ‘Barista Smackdown’ sponsored by Tiger Coffee...

Nic Watt, photo credit Michael Bradley

2014 Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards Results

April 30, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The dining appetite is changing and Auckland’s top restaurant has met the challenge head on taking out the coveted prize for the city’s best. Masu, the Japanese robata restaurant operated by Nic Watt has been named supreme winner in the 2014 Metro...

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300 international tourism buyers prepare for TRENZ 2014

April 28, 2014 • Events, TourismComments (0)

Almost 300 tourism and travel buyers from around the world will converge on Auckland next month to attend TRENZ 2014, eager to discover what new and exciting tourism products New Zealand has to offer consumers in their home markets. TRENZ, 18-21 May, Queens...


Chocolate and coffee extravaganza set for Auckland

April 28, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Foodies are getting ready for the arrival of the first-ever show combining chocolate and coffee. Over two days, visitors to The Chocolate and Coffee Show will be able to indulge in everything from hand-crafted truffles to decadent hot chocolates,...


Auckland hospitality pinpoints its talent

April 23, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The Auckland hospitality industry has spoken, the votes are in and the finalists for the 2014 Lewisham Awards have been announced. With a record breaking 7,386 votes from their industry peers, the finalists represent the leading lights of the Auckland...

Marisa Bidois (CEO Restaurant Association) of NZ with Simon Kerr, winner of Outstanding Barista 2013.

Rotorua Hospitality awards reach another milestone

April 15, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

The Restaurant Association of New Zealand is pleased to announce nominations for the Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2014 are now open. The awards are about honouring the region’s hospitality industry for their outstanding commitment to this exciting and vibrant...