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Vacancy: One Stella Job

May 16, 2014 • Featured, LiquorComments (0)

This month Sam Cunningham, from Blankenberge Belgian Beer Café in Auckland, could possibly have the best job in the world. As the Stella Artois Draught Master for New Zealand, Sam is heading to Cannes France for the 17th edition of the Stella Artois World Draught Masters. Competing against the world’s finest Stella Artois bar staff ...

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Palmerston North UCOL team members celebrate with their medals (from left to right) Ally Behrens Burleigh, Zoe Paris, Amy Robinson, Amy Haarhoff, Amy Bilton and Anne Conlan.

UCOL cooks give silver service

May 16, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

There was a silver lining for UCOL Cookery and Hospitality students from the Palmerston North and Wairarapa campuses when they competed in the 2014 Wellington Culinary Fare competitions recently. The eight strong team returned home with eight silver medals...

Duke Tran, Rad, Suzanne Hemus, Chocolate Brown, Emma Sparks, Twenty Three & Dylan Taylor, Latin Larder - Finalists CafeBarista of the Year

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...


Jed’s Bean Bags – A ‘World First’ in Kiwi Innovation

May 16, 2014 • Featured, ProductsComments (0)

Jed’s Bean Bags are a very clever kiwi invention that is so simple, it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been done before. Jed’s ‘coffee in a tea-bag’ innovation uses pyramid-bag technology to create a brew-in-your-cup fresh coffee bag – and...

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...

Michael Baines

Education the key to safer tourist driving – MANZ

May 12, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

Greater education not greater restriction is the key to making our roads safer for tourists and kiwis alike, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) says. Knee-jerk calls to limit the ability of tourists from some countries to be able to drive in New...

Supreme winner 2013_Mince & Cheese_NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards

Simon Gault to pick New Zealand’s best pie

May 12, 2014 • Featured, Food serviceComments (0)

The oven gloves are back on, as bakers begin to battle for the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards top title. And this year, celebrity chef Simon Gault will be rolling up his sleeves to help determine the country’s mightiest pie. Gault, of MasterChef fame...


TRENZ 2014 promoting exciting new tourism products to the world

May 9, 2014 • Featured, TourismComments (0)

A luxury beach house, a ‘Weta Workshop’ movie experience, and a gold mining heritage tour targeting the Chinese market are among the exciting new products that will be on show to the world’s travel and tourism buyers at TRENZ 2014, 18-21 May, Auckland....

Simon Wallace

Tourism funding cuts will harm Tasman economy

May 9, 2014 • Featured, TourismComments (0)

The Tasman District’s economy will be harmed if the council withdraws funding for Nelson Tasman Tourism, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Visitors spend almost $500,000 every day in the Tasman District – at least $181 million a...


Win an Exceptional Dilmah Package with HospoNews

May 8, 2014 • Featured, ProductsComments (0)

Dilmah has released three new variants within their Exceptionals range – Natural Lemon Verbena, Chamomile and Ceylon Green Tea. Because they are packaged in a foil envelope, they’re ideal for hospitality businesses to serve to their customers. Dilmah has...