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Tip Top reprioritises icecream production amid 'unprecedented' demand

"Unprecedented" icecream demand has meant fewer of the country's least favourite frozen treats will be made in the coming months, Tip Top says. While they say there is not an icecream shortage as such, Tip Top is reprioritising its production so that the more popular products will be available, including Trumpets, Popsicles, most Frujus and vanilla icecream to go with the Christmas pav. "We're not going to run out," sales director for Fonterra Brands Tim Carter ... more

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Put it in your diary! The Food Show 2018 dates announced

New Zealand’s biggest food event of the year is back in 2018, and it’s set to bring a veritable feast of celebrity chef demonstrations, stunning kitchenware and incredible culinary delights to food-lovers across the country. So whether you want to see your favourite chefs live in action, discover new foods, go on a health kick, meet artisan food producers, find the best deals on your favourite food and drinks (or all of the above!) – put The Food Show in your diary. ... more

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Auckland Cup dining packages selling faster than ever

Alexandra Park’s dining packages for the 2017 Auckland Cup are selling faster than previous years with just two weeks until the popular New Year’s Eve race meeting. As Auckland harness racing’s biggest race of the season, the $250,000 Trillian Trust Auckland Cup is known as the race of champions. This year again promises some of New Zealand’s best racing combined with a growing number of free off-track attractions. Tickets to the sumptuous buffet dinner in the ... more

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Marlborough Wines conquer Cook Strait

Nearly 40 yachts raced across Cook Strait to deliver 29 Marlborough wines to the Capital in the WineWorks Wine Race. Over 250 people were involved crewing the yachts on 1 December in one of New Zealand’s largest off shore yacht races. Waikawa Boating Club gained yacht entries from across the country, with some skippers sailing their yachts from Auckland for the annual event. Saint Clair Family Estate and Mahi Wines were well represented with both having four wines being involved ... more

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Let Alexandra Park cook Christmas dinner on the 22nd

With the early onset of summer Alexandra Park says it has the perfect solution which will allow families to relax outside on Christmas day rather than slaving over a hot stove. That is - have someone else cook your family a sumptuous Christmas dinner on Friday, 22 December. Alexandra Park’s popular Christmas At the Races evenings have been packed out since mid-November, with the remaining evenings nearly sold out but the 22nd is still offering the best availability, says ... more

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Kiwi cat owners among world’s most generous - research

Kiwi cats are some of the world’s most spoilt according to new research, which shows two thirds (66%) of NZ cat owners buy their feline friends, weekly treats, birthday, Christmas and even Easter gifts. The Temptations study investigated the habits of Kiwi cat owners and their attitude towards gifting presents to their pets. It found that half (55%) of cat owners give their moggys treats at least once a week, with the most common reason that they simply wanted to make their cat ... more

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Kiwi Garden To Table charity recognised

Kiwi success story, Garden to Table, has been handpicked by global food group, Food Tank, as one of the world’s most innovative and inspiring organisations. Garden to Table is the only programme from New Zealand to be recognised in such a way, and joins 18 other cutting edge programs from around the world. Food Tank made special mention of the programme’s proven ability to make “a demonstrated difference in child health, school attendance rates, food security... in ... more

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Schoolkids win Christmas coffee cup designs for Kidscan

The Coffee Club New Zealand and KidsCan have launched three new Christmas coffee cup designs and two napkin designs, all created by school children who won a nationwide Christmas Cup Art Competition. The Coffee Club also introduced a “highly commended” award this year with six students recognised for their creativity. The total prize pool was increased to $15,600, up by almost $6000 from last year. The winning designs earned schools a total of $13,750 thanks to their budding ... more

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Dining packages released for 2017 Auckland Trotting Cup

Alexandra Park’s popular dining packages for Auckland Cup Day on New Year’s Eve have now been released and interest has again been strong. “We’re telling people that if they want a table for New Year’s Eve to book now to avoid disappointment,” says Danielle Upton, Sales & Events Coordinator at Alexandra Park. Tickets to the sumptuous buffet dinner range from $60 per person through to $110 for premium beverage packages and prime viewing. Hosted ... more

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We’ve got a trick to help you in the treat department

Halloween is fast approaching and to celebrate, Muffin Break have two limited edition tasty treats that will leave you feeling sweet and superstitious on what promises to be the freakiest day of the year. Put your sweet tooth to the test with these spooky Halloween Orange spider web muffins made with Orange and Chocolate topping. Or opt for Chorizo and Pumpkin, a savoury treat with caramelised onion, this delicious muffin is frightfully good. Available until 31 October. Chorizo and ... more

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