Celebrate Matariki

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Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars which is visible in our night sky at a specific time of the year. Read more about 'Celebrate Matariki'...

2021 wall Year planner

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The 2021 wall Year planner is now available to download here. Read more about '2021 wall Year planner'...

Storing vegetables


Separate storage for some vegetables and fruits, delays ripening. Read more about 'Storing vegetables'...

Vegetables, your natural source of vitamin C.

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Vitamin C is used in tissue repair, helps the immune system by fighting against infection and helps health in general. Read more about 'Vegetables, your natural source of vitamin C.'...

Get 'Cosy' in the kitchen this winter!

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Food Writers New Zealand has released its first electronic cookbook, Cosy, which promises to deliver new ideas for delicious, hearty fare, while also raising money for charity. Read more about 'Get 'Cosy' in the kitchen this winter!'...

Buy local

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Research shows that more than 50% of Kiwis will change how they shop after lockdown with these new preferences expected to last for years to come. Read more about 'Buy local'...

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Culinary Professionals

Update: NSSCC cancelled in 2020 due to Covid19 - now online competition

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The National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge is New Zealand's leading student hospitality competition. Read more about 'Update: NSSCC cancelled in 2020 due to Covid19 - now online competition'...

Weltec student one of the top young chefs in the world

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Dominic Muollo-Gray, a WelTec student, has been named as one of the top young chefs in the world after he placed at the Young Chef Olympiad 2020 competition, held in... Read more about 'Weltec student one of the top young chefs in the world'...

Delicious New Zealand vegetables go so well with wonderful New Zealand Beef and Lamb

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand has announced four chefs who will be their 2020 Ambassador Chefs to act as leaders driving innovation and creativity using New Zealand beef and lamb... Read more about 'Delicious New Zealand vegetables go so well with wonderful New Zealand Beef and Lamb'...

Chefs top 10 trends for 2020

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Plant-based everything, eco-friendly packaging, revamped classic cocktails, healthy bowls, zero waste and much more… Read more about 'Chefs top 10 trends for 2020'...

On trend with cauliflower

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Chetan Pangam is Executive Chef / F&B Manager at One 80 Restaurant, Wellington - here is his inspirational dish: Malai roasted cauliflower steak, chilli fennel tuile, whitloof, micro herb salad... Read more about 'On trend with cauliflower'...

On trend with beetroot

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Marc Soper is Executive Chef, Wharekauhau Estate Lodge, Palliser Bay, Wairarapa. Here is his inspirational dish: Garden herb spiced Big Glory Bay salmon, summer squash, asparagus, beetroot and citrus, hemp... Read more about 'On trend with beetroot'...

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Garden to Table 10th Anniversary

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BOUNTY by Catherine Bell – a fabulous book to celebrate Garden to Table’s 10th Anniversary. Read more about 'Garden to Table 10th Anniversary'...


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Generation X got its name because it was considered to be harder to describe or understand — think “planet X” or “the X factor” — than their much-studied Baby Boomer predecessors. Read more about 'Gen-X'...

A plant-based diet is good for you!

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A growing body of evidence is showing that a plant-based diet could benefit cardiovascular health. A new study strengthens these earlier findings, as researchers find that eating more vegetables, legumes,... Read more about 'A plant-based diet is good for you!'...

Healthy Active Learning

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Healthy Active Learning is a new Wellbeing Budget initiative that will promote and improve healthy eating and physical activity in schools, kura and early learning services across Aotearoa. Read more about 'Healthy Active Learning'...

Hauora Hub - Health Expo

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The Hauora Hub (Health Expo) was held on Saturday 23rd March 2019, 9-11.30 am at Clendon Town Centre. Read more about 'Hauora Hub - Health Expo'...

Lots of vegetables have fibre!

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University of Otago researchers have found a link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and whole grain foods and a reduction in the risk of a wide range of non-communicable... Read more about 'Lots of vegetables have fibre!'...

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