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Pictured: Claudelands Arena, Billy Connolly May 2014

Bob Dylan helps celebrate Claudelands’ third birthday

June 25, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

Three years on from the official opening of the redeveloped events centre at Claudelands, the venue is celebrating its third birthday with the announcement of a second concert from music icon Bob Dylan. Australian-based promoter Chugg Entertainment this morning announced that due to popular demand Bob Dylan will be holding a second show at Claudelands ...

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Have your say: Fine Food New Zealand what did you think?

June 25, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

Fine Food New Zealand just finished up yesterday. Being a biennial show means it will next be held in 2016. So you savvy HospoNews readers what do you think, was it worth going? If you didn’t go why not? Comments welcome below....

Mikey Newlands

Find out who will be judging the 2014 Nestlē Toque D’or

June 25, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

When Mikey Newlands competed at Nestlé Toque d’Or in 2002, he never imagined that one day he would ‘turn the tables’ and return to the prestigious student culinary event as a judge. As the Head Chef of Bracu Restaurant and The Pavilion which is located...

Radiance Of The Seas in Auckland

Cruise New Zealand 2014 Conference Opens For Registration

June 25, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

Cruise New Zealand is proud to present their 2nd annual conference. Boasting keynote speakers, Chris Allen, Associate vice president of Global Deployment and Itinerary Planning for Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited and John Stoll, vice president of Land...

Shane Cortese, Leah Panapa and Leigh Hart

Which Celebrity Has The Best Charity Roast Recipe – You Decide

June 25, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Celebrity kitchen knives are being drawn online when three of entertainment’s best face off in a charity ‘cook-off’ during the fifth Selaks NZ Roast Day this year. Radio personality Leah Panapa, comedian Leigh Hart and actor Shane Cortese have each...

Muffin Break and Foodco Franchisee Barista Champion

Porirua Barista Wins at Trans-Tasman Competition

June 18, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

A Porirua local has taken out the barista championship at an Australasian coffee competition. Shane Pierce defeated 300 Trans-Tasman rivals to become the Muffin Break and Foodco Franchisee Barista Champion. The event saw the best Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue...

World Martini Day event at Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

Belvedere Vodka Celebrates World Martini Day – Shaken or Stirred

June 18, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

The world’s first luxury vodka, Belvedere Vodka, is revisiting the classics to celebrate the iconic martini on its global appreciation day of June 19th. Starting on this date and spreading across the Globe, Belvedere Vodka will be initiating the...

Outstanding Chef finalist Craig Martin, Peppers on the Point

Rotorua Hospitality awards heats up with live judging

June 10, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

Finalists in the Rotorua Hospitality Awards took part in live judging on Saturday. Waiariki Institute of Technology hosted the event with 12 local hospitality professionals taking part. Sharon Wallace, Rotorua Branch President of the Restaurant Association of...


New Zealand wins Dilmah global distributors award

June 10, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

The team behind Dilmah Tea in New Zealand has won the coveted Global Distributors Award at the Dilmah 6th Global Distributors Conference recently held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Presented by Dilmah founder Merrill J Fernando, the award was given to Dilmah NZ Ltd...


NZAEP Event Awards 2014

June 3, 2014 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)

The NZAEP Event Awards, coinciding with the Eventing the Future Conference will be a special night and a must-attend event as we recognise the best and brightest in our industry. And what a great opportunity to network whilst we celebrate! Organisers are...