Fresh https://fresh.co.nz Fresh Recipes Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:53:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Food makes the heart grow stronger https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/15/food-makes-the-heart-grow-stronger/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/15/food-makes-the-heart-grow-stronger/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:50:53 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=107045 For any Kiwi looking for romance they need to look no further than food to woo their significant other. The romantic announcement comes off the back of the Great New Zealand Valentine’s Day Survey commissioned by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, with a remarkable 77% of over 200 respondents suggested food (‘homecooked meal’ 43% & […]

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For any Kiwi looking for romance they need to look no further than food to woo their significant other.

The romantic announcement comes off the back of the Great New Zealand Valentine’s Day Survey commissioned by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, with a remarkable 77% of over 200 respondents suggested food (‘homecooked meal’ 43% & ‘taken out for a meal’ 34%) was the best way to their heart. A bunch of flowers (9%) and heart-shaped box of chocolates (2%) trailed in the romantic stake, whilst ‘a nice bottle of Pinot Noir’ was also suggested and even one rogue participant stated they would like a ‘snog with the girlfriend not the wife’.

It just goes to show that Kiwis need not think too far outside the chocolate box, rather keep it simple and spend it together with some delicious food and your significant other.

When asked what ‘go-to’ meal respondents would cook if they were trying to impress someone, 20% stated they would turn to the tried and tested Kiwi classic – The Roast – to impress bae. In terms of headline ingredients, beef and lamb was voted overwhelmingly as the preferred option with 69% of the votes (beef 37% and lamb 32%), shellfish received 13% of the vote and chicken just 9%.

For anyone looking for that extra special steak, the most romantic roast or that sexy slow cooker recipe are advised to head to recipes.co.nz featuring thousands of show stopping beef and lamb meals. Equally if you want that dreamy restaurant perfect for popping those important questions, check out the list of Beef and Lamb Excellence Award Restaurants at nzexcellenceawards.co.nz with over 170 heart-racing restaurants nationwide.

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Kiwi Millennials are turning their backs on Valentine’s Day https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/14/kiwi-millennials-are-turning-their-backs-on-valentines-day/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/14/kiwi-millennials-are-turning-their-backs-on-valentines-day/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:10:13 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106982 A glass of wine at home or night out with friends is more appealing than a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner according to Toi Toi Wines survey. According to Toi Toi Wines, one of New Zealand’s best-known family owned wine brands, millennial Kiwis are choosing to forego romantic cards, dinners and chocolates on Valentine’s Day. In […]

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A glass of wine at home or night out with friends is more appealing than a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner according to Toi Toi Wines survey.

According to Toi Toi Wines, one of New Zealand’s best-known family owned wine brands, millennial Kiwis are choosing to forego romantic cards, dinners and chocolates on Valentine’s Day. In fact, many of them are planning on hanging out with their friends instead.

There were more than 650 responses to a nationwide survey organised by Toi Toi, which asked New Zealanders whether they would be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.

The majority of those aged 40 years and over said that while they thought Valentine’s Day was overrated (63 percent), they would still be making an effort to buy their partner a gift or enjoy a romantic night together. Forty-seven percent will be heading out for an evening meal, 37 percent will treat their significant other to chocolates, 32 percent will have a cosy night in with a bottle of wine and 12 percent will go and see a movie at the local cinema.

However, the response was quite different among 23-38 year olds. Seventy-five percent of Kiwi millennials will not be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a partner (regardless of whether they are attached or single). Twenty-six percent don’t have any plans at all. However, 34 percent will be indulging in some “me time”, while 40 percent are choosing to spend quality time with their friends instead.

Comments included:

I arrange the day with my single friends. We go to the cinema and then eat out. It makes us feel like we can celebrate without the fuss and disappointment of not having a special someone.

I don’t have any plans this year. My friends and I avoid going out around this time because it’s over-crowded and expensive.

I spend time with my friends and family and have a big dinner or lunch. If we are all working, we catch up after work.

It’s a bit rubbish for singles. A girl or guys-based event or service could thrive on the single business on Valentine’s Day.

I’m staying in and will treat myself to a pampering face mask, bath and chocolates.

“We ran the survey as we know that increasing numbers of our customers are from that younger, millennial age-group. We want to know more about them, what they’re enjoying and what makes them tick,” explains Samantha Joyce, Toi Toi Sales & Marketing Manager.

“The survey results back up what we already assumed – that they are exploring new ways to enjoy special days. Even though many of them aren’t keen on celebrating Valentine’s Day in a traditional sense, they still see it as an opportunity to treat themselves to something or go out with friends.”

When asked what they didn’t like about Valentine’s Day, 60 percent of the millennials that responded said that it’s overly commercial and a money making exercise for brands. Twenty-percent said it’s too expensive, 18 percent don’t like it because they’re single, 10 percent said that we shouldn’t be restricted to just one day where love and romance is celebrated, and 6 percent simply don’t believe in it.

Family owned by Kevin and Sara Joyce, Toi Toi Wines, (pronounced Toy Toy), is inspired by New Zealand’s natural beauty and awe-inspiring flora and fauna. The brand creates quality, distinctive New Zealand wines by sourcing premium varietals from the regions in which they are most renowned, such as Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Central Otago Pinot Noir.

Toi Toi recently launched Toi Toi 8.5, its first low-alcohol wine in a can just in time for the summer and festival season. The award-winning, family owned New Zealand brand developed the slim line Sauvignon Blanc in response to growing customer demand for conveniently packaged, naturally lower alcohol drinks.

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Auckland Cup Week 2019 at Ellerslie Racecourse https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/14/auckland-cup-week-2019-at-ellerslie-racecourse/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/14/auckland-cup-week-2019-at-ellerslie-racecourse/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:04:56 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106355 New Zealand’s richest racing carnival, Auckland Cup Week, returns to Ellerslie Racecourse, in 2019 and is comprised of two premier days; Vodafone Derby Day and Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day. With world-class horses running for valuable purses, the colour and pageantry of racing fashion on display, and the finest food and champagne being enjoyed […]

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New Zealand’s richest racing carnival, Auckland Cup Week, returns to Ellerslie Racecourse, in 2019 and is comprised of two premier days; Vodafone Derby Day and Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day.

With world-class horses running for valuable purses, the colour and pageantry of racing fashion on display, and the finest food and champagne being enjoyed by racegoers mixing and mingling trackside, it’s racing in New Zealand at its finest.

Vodafone Derby Day features the $1 million Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby, the national fashions in the field final – The Ned Prix de Fashion – and a host of other premier races and entertainment in support.

Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day provides an amazing full stop to the week with the running of the $500,000 Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup, a fashion competition for the lucky and, when the official proceedings are over, everyone kicks up their heels at the on-site afterparty to celebrate the week that was.

Event dates:

Vodafone Derby Day | Saturday 2 March 2019
Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day | Saturday 9 March 2019

Key event information:

Tickets from ellerslie.co.nz
Gates open at 11:00am
Tickets from $20pp with private areas also available for functions – contact the Auckland Racing Club for more
Children under 15 years free
Shared hospitality areas open from 11:30pm
First race at approx. 12:30pm
Last race approx. 6:00pm
Free parking & Ellerslie Racecourse is just a 600m walk from Greenlane Train

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Romantic Kiwi Road Trips for the Valentine’s Day… and any other day! https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/13/romantic-kiwi-road-trips/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/13/romantic-kiwi-road-trips/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:26:19 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106826 Instead of flowers, fancy dinners or gifts, jump in the car with your loved one this Valentine’s Day and tackle a classic Kiwi road trip. What could be more romantic than a spontaneous long weekend together – starting Thursday – exploring the best our beautiful country has to offer? With more than 37 million kilometres […]

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Instead of flowers, fancy dinners or gifts, jump in the car with your loved one this Valentine’s Day and tackle a classic Kiwi road trip. What could be more romantic than a spontaneous long weekend together – starting Thursday – exploring the best our beautiful country has to offer?

With more than 37 million kilometres driven across New Zealand in Avis rental cars in 2018, Avis New Zealand has pulled together some of the most romantic road trips around the country for you and your loved one to take this Valentine’s Day.

The Lindis Pass

It wouldn’t be a romantic Kiwi road trip without long stretches of wending and winding roads, and it doesn’t get longer or windier than the Lindis Pass.
Found between the valleys of the Lindis and Ahuriri Rivers in Otago, the views of this mountainous landscape will leave you fawning for more than just your loved one this Valentine’s Day. The 63km trip from Lake Wanaka to Lake Pukaki should take around two hours.

Wellington to Martinborough

Martinborough may be only an hour away from Wellington but it’s tranquillity and colonial charm are a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the Capital.
During the journey you’ll drive the dramatic and picturesque Rimutaka Range before descending into the Wairarapa.
Don’t go straight to one of Martinborough’s many wineries for lunch. Instead, carry on and explore the rugged and romantic coast at Castle Point. Once you’ve worked up an appetite and thirst head back to a boutique vineyard or explore the town’s restaurants for dinner.

Queenstown to Milford Sound

Often called one of the best road trips in the world, the drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound is as beautiful as the fiord itself.
You’ll have plenty of time to soak up the view of The Remarkables during the four-hour drive. To make a weekend of it, stop in Te Anau for a night or go for a romantic hike in Fiordland National Park before continuing your journey.

Auckland to the Coromandel Peninsula

Only a few hours’ drive from Auckland, the Coromandel is a favourite amongst Kiwis and international visitors alike. Surrounded by lush greenery and views of the ocean you’ll enjoy the drive just as much as the destination.
Stop in at Cathedral Cove on the Eastern part of the Peninsula (accessible by foot or boat) to get your cute couple photo for Instagram. Other popular destinations include Hot Water beach where you can dig your own natural spa pool and New Chums, one of the top ten beaches in the world.

Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass

Before heading off on the two-hour drive to Arthur’s Pass, make a detour to Akaroa, New Zealand’s French settlement, where you can admire the heritage buildings and architectural treasures with your chéri or beau.
Known as the ‘back bone’ of the South Island the drive will take you through high mountains, steep gorges and wide rivers that mirror the highs and lows of being in love.

 

Book an Avis rental for your Valentine’s Day adventure here, or take the rental experience on-the-go with the Avis Mobile App.

Avis operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in nearly 170 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR), which is the parent company of Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless, Apex Car Rentals, France Cars and Maggiore. Through these leading mobility brands, customers can get just about any type of vehicle (car, truck, van), for any length of time (minute, hour, day, month), for any purpose (business, leisure), across more than 11,000 locations in approximately 180 countries.
www.avis.com.

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Countdown awards $25,000 to schools to lead the way towards a greener future https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/11/countdown-awards-25000-to-schools-to-lead-the-way-towards-a-greener-future/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/11/countdown-awards-25000-to-schools-to-lead-the-way-towards-a-greener-future/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:58:45 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106687 Young Kiwi conservationists, gardeners and environmental champions at 30 schools across the country will now be able to kick-start their sustainability projects thanks to $25,000 of grants awarded today by Countdown. The Growing for Good grants aim to help primary and intermediate schools fund a range of projects which are focused on protecting Aotearoa’s precious […]

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Young Kiwi conservationists, gardeners and environmental champions at 30 schools across the country will now be able to kick-start their sustainability projects thanks to $25,000 of grants awarded today by Countdown.

The Growing for Good grants aim to help primary and intermediate schools fund a range of projects which are focused on protecting Aotearoa’s precious environment. These include installing beehives and chicken coops, planting native trees and plants as well as fruit and vege gardens, investigating maramataka, growing M?ori medicinal plants, and reducing food waste.

Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Kiri Hannifin, says they were blown away by the huge number of applications they received from schools across New Zealand.

“We were so impressed by the creative ideas demonstrated in this first round of Growing for Good applications. It’s fantastic to see our young tamariki and their schools so passionately engaged with weaving environmentalism and sustainability into everyday learning,” says Kiri Hannifin.

“What was particularly heartening was the number of projects designed to benefit not only the environment and the students, but their families and communities as well. It was incredibly difficult to make our final choices!”

“Countdown is focused on helping protect the precious environment we have here in New Zealand and we’re keen to help grow the minds of young Kiwis who are interested in sustainability. It’s really clear that there are thousands of kids who are passionate about doing more, so we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be running these grants again. Keep an eye out for this towards the end of 2019,” says Kiri Hannifin.

Growing for Good grant recipients (in geographical order):

  • Kawakawa Primary
    Install beehives and undertake bee friendly planting. Use wax to make beeswax wraps.
  • Whangarei Immediate School
    Plant a garden of traditional Maori plants used for medicinal purposes
  • Waitoki Primary School
    Build a chicken coop for their high needs students
  • Whangaparaoa School
    Install a sensory garden to encourage inclusion for those who can’t access outdoor areas.
  • Hobsonville Point Primary
    Plant a Kiwi Kai Garden for Matariki 2019 and support teaching tikanga Maori
  • Henderson Valley School
    Build a community garden
  • Kadimah school 
    Install a chicken coop and chickens
  • Bucklands Beach Primary School
    Purchase gardening equipment
  • Pahoia Primary
    Install a compost to reduce waste and support learning
  • Welcome Bay School
    Install a rainwater tank for their existing veggie patch
  • Apanui School
    Grow a fruit orchard to help children understand food production and seasonality while supporting healthy eating
  • Pukeatua School
    Plant an orchard to help with school lunches and to support local food rescue groups
  • Waikirikiri School
    Install a bee friendly, sensory garden
  • Puketapu School
    Create a biodiversity area to support and protect native insects
  • Kaimata School
    Add to existing beehives and use their own wax to make beeswax wraps to reduce the use of gladwrap in school lunchboxes
  • Poukawa School
    Create a food forest – including plants for shade, shelter, medicine, soil fertility and pest control
  • Ashhurst School
    Install a Butterfly and Ladybird House, plant a vegetable and herb garden and put in a compost
  • Whakarongo School
    Expand their orchard to add variation to the current crops and to support local food rescue groups
  • Paekakariki School
    Learn about the tikanga of harakeke and the rongoa of Maori medicinal plants through the planting and harvesting of these
  • Fernridge School
    Create an outdoor learning space of a sensory garden and planting to feed native birds and insects
  • Hampton Hill School
    Develop a forest fruit canopy garden to help children understand food production and food literacy
  • Dovedale School
    Install a vegetable garden
  • Lake Brunner School
    Plant a companion garden for bees and butterflies and develop a spray free vegetable garden
  • Amberley School
    Plant a garden and teach harvesting and cooking
  • Burnside Primary
    Implement a waste management system
  • South New Brighton
    Develop a community garden to support food resilience programme
  • Our Lady of the Snows School
    Build a chicken coup
  • Portobello School
    Plant native plants using maramataka (moon cycles) and then use the school as a nursery to support planting in a local Marae
  • MacAndrew Bay School
    Purchase a stream health monitoring and assessment kit to expand on the work they have been doing to improve the area around their local stream
  • Winton School
    Build a worm farm to help reduce food waste and use the compost to grow fresh produce for families in the community

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Locals Help Design Texas Chicken Rotorua Regional Burger https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/11/locals-help-design-texas-chicken-rotorua-regional-burger/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/11/locals-help-design-texas-chicken-rotorua-regional-burger/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 20:53:36 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106682 Texas Chicken New Zealand has announced that it will be designing its first ever regional burger – with the help of Rotorua locals. The popular fried chicken brand ran a survey in January, which asked customers to share their thoughts on what an official regional burger should look and taste like. More than 500 people […]

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Texas Chicken New Zealand has announced that it will be designing its first ever regional burger – with the help of Rotorua locals.

The popular fried chicken brand ran a survey in January, which asked customers to share their thoughts on what an official regional burger should look and taste like. More than 500 people responded with their ideas and favourite ingredients.

Some clear themes came through in the results. Most people (63%) agreed that the burger needs to be spicy to reflect Rotorua’s geothermal heritage. Egg was also mentioned by almost forty percent (38%) as an obvious nod to the sulphuric scent that Rotorua is famous for. Smoky flavours were suggested to celebrate the region’s volcanic past with 76% of people asking for bacon and 25% BBQ sauce.

Many participants favoured quite traditional ingredients, such as cheese (86%), onion (66%), lettuce (84%) and mayo (45%) with most wanting two chicken patties (63%). However, there were some markedly more creative suggestions, such as:

“It needs to be spicy and perhaps include jalapeños with spicy chicken to really heat things up like a Rotorua thermal pool.”

“Definitely creamy mushrooms with a hint of garlic to reflect the bubbling mud pools.”

“A hangi inspired burger. Bun, spicy chutney, kumara patty, boneless chicken breast, smoked cheese, lettuce mayo.”

“Puha or watercress (greens), Maori fried bread as bun, kumara chips, avocado, kiwifruit chutney, battered prawns and oysters, manuka honey and mustard.”

“Two chicken fillets crumbed or grilled, creamed mushrooms or paua to add some thermal mud colour, egg for the smell of Rotorua, onion rings, bacon, raw red onion, red capsicum, pineapple, avocado, egg and prawns topped with aioli and sweet chilli sauce in a toasted brioche bun.”

Texas Chicken has started testing various combinations using the results of the survey. The Rotorua chicken burger is expected to appear on menus in early March 2019 and will be available for a limited time from both Texas Chicken Fairy Springs and Texas Chicken Te Ngae Rd.

Both restaurants are serving up the full high-quality Texas Chicken menu, including its hand-battered, freshly cooked chicken pieces, burgers, wraps, a variety of sides and its world-famous honey butter buns.

Texas Chicken Fairy Springs can be found at 5 Maisey Place, Fairy Springs, Rotorua. Texas Chicken Te Ngae Rd is at 334 Te Ngae Road, Lynmore.

For more information, visit texaschicken.co.nz. To follow the brand and to share your thoughts on what the limited edition Rotorua burger should include, like the Facebook page at facebook.com/TexasChickenNewZealand.

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Meatstock Auckland Announces Smokin’ 2019 Music Line-up https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/10/meatstock-auckland-announces-smokin-2019-music-line-up/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/10/meatstock-auckland-announces-smokin-2019-music-line-up/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 22:30:50 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106660 Meatstock, the annual music and barbecue festival is just around the corner, hitting Auckland over the 16th and 17th February. As barbecuers and butchers around the land prepare their rubs, cuts and marinade, the artists are getting ready to turn up the heat as the music line up for 2019 has just dropped. Meatstock is […]

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Meatstock, the annual music and barbecue festival is just around the corner, hitting Auckland over the 16th and 17th February. As barbecuers and butchers around the land prepare their rubs, cuts and marinade, the artists are getting ready to turn up the heat as the music line up for 2019 has just dropped.

Meatstock is excited to present eleven artists hitting the stage:

Henry Wagons, Jon Toogood, Swamp Thing, Tunes of i, Frank Sultana, The Sweet Jelly Rolls, Pam Hata, Recliner Rockers, The Whittakers, Hot Diggity Blue Grass Band and Lady D.
With this flaming hot line up hitting the ASB Showgrounds, punters can kick back, grab some slow cooked ribs and enjoy some smokin’ music.

Henry Wagons

Meatstock Veteran Henry Wagons will be making his way across the ditch to headline the Saturday stage this year. Unanimously lauded as one of Australia’s greatest entertainers, Henry Wagons will be bringing a different taste of music to Meatstock. Known for their outlaw country rock, they’ve released six albums as well as Wagon’s two solo albums and will be bringing a rollercoaster performance to Auckland.

Headlining the Sunday stage at Meatstock this year is none other than frontman of New Zealand rock band Shihad, Jon Toogood. Toogood spent most of 2018 recording, celebrating thirty years of Shihad, releasing and touring critic and fan-favourite album “HAJA” with The Adults. 2019 brings Toogood many more gigs and tours and he will be bringing his juicy music goodness and take on rock ‘n’ roll raconteur to Meatstock, which happens to pair perfectly with meat.

If bands, beers, barbecue and good banter isn’t enough, there is plenty more to see at Meatstock as seven saucy barbecue guests including the likes of Jess Pryles, Charlie McKenna and Diva Q will be front and centre at Meatstock Auckland running barbecue classes and demonstrations for both competitors and public.

Also at the food filled festival, 50 BBQ teams will be basting and barbecuing in the hopes of being crowned the best in the business with a sweet $12,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

Your good old local butcher could also be competing at this year’s foodie festivities. Over 20 butchers will be battling it out to be dubbed the best in carving, so if your local butcher wins the crown, looks like you’ll have the best looking lamb shanks in the nation!

The steaks have never been higher with the return of the carnival for carnivores to Auckland and the 2019 music line up is just another reason to sink your teeth into this grilled and barbecue filled festival.

Tickets on sale now. http://www.meatstock.co.nz/

 

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Craft’d Wine+Spirits Festival celebrates NZ’s independent spirit this July! https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/10/craftd-winespirits-festival-celebrates-nzs-independent-spirit-this-july/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/10/craftd-winespirits-festival-celebrates-nzs-independent-spirit-this-july/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 22:13:56 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106655 This July the inaugural Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival will arrive in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, with more than 40 small producers showcasing their tipples at a new kind of festival to grace the City of Sails. Previously named The New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival, the event was held for the last six years at the […]

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This July the inaugural Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival will arrive in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, with more than 40 small producers showcasing their tipples at a new kind of festival to grace the City of Sails.

Previously named The New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival, the event was held for the last six years at the Imperial Buildings in Auckland’s CBD – however with the inclusion of boutique Kiwi spirit brands the event will don a new name and move to a new location.

As part of a partnership with Coworking business Generator, the 2019 festival will be held at GridAKL / 12 Madden Street, where innovation is ripe and inspiration is celebrated.

Craft’d Events CEO Sue Duncan says developing the brand to encompass other key components of the country’s billion-dollar export industry was a natural move given the increasing shift of Kiwis favouring bespoke options in craft beer, wine and spirits.

“Having been a small business owner myself for many years, these artisanal wine and spirit producers hold a special place in my heart.

“Our purpose is to change the fortunes of New Zealand’s small producers in the boutique wine and spirits industries and provide a platform for them to share their product, their innovation and genuine passion face-to-face with consumers,” Duncan said.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Head of Major Events, Stuart Turner says that the Craft’d Wine and Spirits Festival is a welcome addition to Auckland’s Winter events programme.

“It’s fantastic to see a new iteration of this event which will help bring the Tamaki Makaurau to life in July and provide a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate Auckland’s food and beverage offering to locals and visitors.”

Highly popular at last year’s festival, the NZ Boutique Wine Festival were the masterclasses and vertical tastings and these will return for 2019’s event with the addition of food trucks, merchandise offerings, a dispensary for bottle purchases, and a post-event ‘Craftdparty’, to ensure the carnival atmosphere keeps flowing.

Additionally, guests can sit back and relax after tasting their way around the venue in the new Festival Club Lounge, where a range of tapas and wine matches will be available.

The Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival will be held on Sunday 21 July, 2019, with pre-sale tickets available via Eventfinda on 1 April and General Admission on 21 May.

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Coconut Strawberry Smoothie Bowl https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/10/coconut-strawberry-smoothie-bowl/ https://fresh.co.nz/2019/02/10/coconut-strawberry-smoothie-bowl/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 21:55:04 +0000 https://fresh.co.nz/?p=106652 This is your perfect summer smoothie bowl recipe with strawberries featuring Wahiki’s coconut ice cream. Wahiki’s award winning coconut ice cream is low sugar, low calories vegan, dairy free and gluten free, but taste wonderful with full of creamy flavour. You’re sure to be in for a taste explosion. Too good to be true you say? […]

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This is your perfect summer smoothie bowl recipe with strawberries featuring Wahiki’s coconut ice cream. Wahiki’s award winning coconut ice cream is low sugar, low calories vegan, dairy free and gluten free, but taste wonderful with full of creamy flavour. You’re sure to be in for a taste explosion.
Too good to be true you say? Read on, create on, and taste on!

Coconut Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
(V, DF, GF – 400ml serve)

For the Smoothie you will need:
• 1x 120ml tub Wahiki Vanilla flavoured Coconut Icecream
• 1 frozen Banana (chopped into 2cm segments)
• 1/2 cup Milk of choice
• 3-5 fresh Strawberries (depending on size!)

Toppings:
• 1 tsp Dessicated Coconut
• 1/2 tsp Hemp Seeds
• 1/2 tsp Chia Seeds
• 3 whole Strawberries

Pour your Milk of choice into your blender, followed by all other all ingredients (make sure that your frozen Banana is broken into small chunks!). Pulse several times, and then blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into a serving bowl, and add your toppings. Strawberry Smoothie Bowl, Summertime, YUM!

Wahiki sugar content:
Chocolate: 8.8g (just reduced)
Mango: 7.4g (just reduced)
Vanilla: 7.5g
Turmeric Latte: 9.5g (world first flavor!)

 

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Kiwi foodies are being encouraged to help uncover the country’s favourite food producer and Farmers’ Market as part of the 2019 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.

The Coast People’s Choice Awards encourages food lovers to share the name of their ‘go to’ food producer and Farmers’ Market. The winners will be chosen by popular vote and named Coast People’s Choice Outstanding Food Producer and Coast People’s Choice Outstanding Farmers’ Market, announced in mid-April.

Last year food lovers chose Lake Farm Pies, Clevedon Herbs and Produce and the Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market they followed on from the inaugural winners of the People’s Choice in 2017 which were; Otago Farmers’ Market and Fix and Fogg.

Everyone who votes in the Coast People’s Choice Awards goes into the draw to win a year’s subscription to NZ Life & Leisure and an Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards hamper, featuring a selection of winning products from the Awards.

Nominations for the Coast People’s Choice Awards are open from Friday 1 February until Sunday 31 March 2019 and can be made by visiting outstandingfoodproducer.nz or

facebook.com/OutstandingNZFoodProducers/

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards celebrate Kiwis who harvest, grow and make food and drinks. Over two years of the awards a team of specialist judges have assessed almost 350 products, awarding 130 products with an Outstanding NZ Food Producer Award which allows the products to wear a medal sticker as an independent endorsement of its quality.

New Zealand producers harvesting, growing and making food which is available for retail sale are encouraged to enter the awards online at outstandingfoodproducer.nz by Monday 25 February 2019. Feedback is available for all entries and Marvellous Marketing will host a number of Winner Events around New Zealand between April and September 2019 that will showcase champions, gold and silver medallists.

Organiser Kathie Bartley made special mention of the loyal sponsors who make the Awards possible. Thanks to; NZ Life & Leisure, Coast, Ara Wines, Emerson’s Brewery, Farro, FMCG Business, Label & Litho, Fresh.co.nz and Marvellous Marketing.

 

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