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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 restaurant scene. Lewisham Foundation chairman Chris Upton says the number of votes is heartening....

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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...

Gerry Zhang

NZ Latte Art Championship winner 2014

April 14, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

Gerry Zhang from Zigana Espresso, Mt Eden took out the title at the 2014 Latte Art Championship held in Auckland. He’ll travel to Melbourne to represent New Zealand at the World Latte Art Championship in May. It’ll be his second time competing as...

Sally Attfield

Growing value on Hotel Industry Conference agenda

April 11, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Delegates at the 2014 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference will find out how the tourism industry’s new Tourism 2025 growth framework can help grow their business and how they can play their part. “Many of the key themes of Tourism 2025 – Growing Value...

New Zealand Latte Art Championship

Creative flair on display at New Zealand Latte Art Championship

April 3, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Artistic baristas creating masterpieces from espresso and creamy, foamy milk will compete at the New Zealand Latte Art Championship next weekend. Faces, flowers and fleur-de-lis are set to adorn lattes in the annual competition that challenges baristas from...


10 reasons to attend The Food Show Christchurch

April 2, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Whether you’re a Food Show veteran or virgin, you need to know what you’re getting into when you attend The Food Show Christchurch from 4 to 6 April at the CBS Canterbury Arena. So here’s the top 10 reasons why you should go: 1. Whirlpool Cooking...


Auckland hospitality industry selects its superstars

March 27, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The search for stars from all aspects of Auckland’s hospitality scene has begun with nominations now open for the 2014 Lewisham Awards. Whether it be a new chef or barista, a supplier or a wine list, the Lewisham Awards recognise every aspect that...

Rachel Forman

Celebrities get behind Coeliac Awareness Week May 19 – 25

March 19, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

New Zealand celebrities, health and fitness and nutrition experts and every day Kiwis are getting in behind this year’s Coeliac Awareness Week to share their experiences and knowledge and encourage greater understanding of the disease. Coeliac disease is a...


American Express Queenstown Winter Festival gains QLDC event funding

March 14, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival has successfully gained the support of the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Events Office in the latest round of event funding. QLDC announced today that the Winter Festival will be a recipient of...


Caffeination prepares to serve Wellington with a serious caffeine hit

March 10, 2014 • Cafe, Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Recognising the growth and exciting potential of the Coffee Industry in New Zealand the inaugural Caffeination New Zealand’s first Coffee Festival endorsed by the New Zealand Speciality Coffee Association and in conjunction with Huhtamaki New Zealand...