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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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Lighthouse Gin and Old Mout Cider feature in UK

Lighthouse Gin, specially imported from New Zealand, revealed as Craft Gin Club’s October Gin of the Month ● New Zealand’s Lighthouse Gin took six weeks to cross the ocean, destined for Craft Gin Club members across the UK ● Classic botanical blend includes local New Zealand botanicals, like hand-peeled Yen Ben Lemons ● October Gin of the Month box packed with treats including Willie’s Cacao and Old Mout Cider, along with information on how to ... more

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Fun for the kids these school holidays

The school holidays are here, so why not treat yourself to a coffee and muffin while the kids entertain themselves with a Muffin Break Kids Meal and Slap Band. Muffin Break’s Kids Meal offer ticks all the boxes with a Mini Choc-Chip Muffin or Cookie, Sandwich, Charlie’s juice and 1x Muffin Break Slap Band. The Slap Bands come in 4 fun colours, with one to be included in every meal so kids can collect them all! Available for a limited time only, while stocks ... more

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Ready ... Set .... Eat!!

This year’s Taste of Auckland in partnership with Electrolux just keeps getting better with a host of big names in the food world newly added to the line-up including Nick Honeyman from Paris Butter, Simon Gault and Giraffe, Nic Watt of True Food & Yoga and The Tasting Shed’s, Ganesh Raj. From 16-19 November, Taste of Auckland at Western Springs will become a food lover’s paradise with free live cooking demonstrations, intimate chef experiences, a gourmet ... more

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Demand for Kidscan Food in-School programme doubles in five years

In 2005 when KidsCan started it was providing food and clothing items to 40 low decile schools, this year it’s helping 675 schools. KidsCan CEO Julie Chapman says the charity now feeds nearly 30,000 children a week in 16 regions across New Zealand, which works out (on average) to 21 percent of the KidsCan schools’ roll. That’s up from just 11% five years ago. “The increase in the need for food support is significant. If this continues, in another five years ... more

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Growers of New Zealand goes live on Instagram

Global interest in the story behind healthy, fresh food has inspired Horticulture New Zealand to start an Instagram page where people can better get to know the fruit and vegetable growers of New Zealand, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. Growers of New Zealand (@growersofnz) went live yesterday and already has sparked interest from New Zealand and around the world. Each week a grower will be profiled at work, and the seasonal crop they have been working with ... more

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2018 Marlborough Wine and Food Festival

The longest running and best wine and food festival in New Zealand has announced an even bigger and better line up of chefs and bands for the event, held on Saturday 10th February 2018 at the historic Brancott Vineyard in Marlborough. The headline act has been announced with the NZ All-Stars performing the show Marley: Celebrate the Legend, who are made up of NZ music royalty with names such as Tiki Taane, Boh Runga, Fran Kora, Anna Coddington and Joel Shadbolt each taking lead ... more

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Who do you think will win the election?

It’s election time and the results are in for Muffin Break’s Unofficial Bean Poll! Since 2002 the Bean Poll has had a fantastic track record of accurately predicting the winner of each election. So with one day to go, who will be New Zealand’s next winning party? Key findings: South Island clearly favoured Labour with 46.2% versus National on 42.3% North Island clearly favoured National with 45.5% versus Labour on 40.8% Greens and NZ ... more

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Meet the farmers behind Nespresso's extraordinary coffees

Nespresso has released its newest advertising campaign, focused on the amazing stories of its coffee farmers. In the heart-warming campaign narrated by George Clooney, three farmers from Colombia offer a rare glimpse into their lives. Their personal stories reveal how they’ve benefited from Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program. Through this program, created in 2003, Nespresso works directly with farmers to create sustainable coffee farming practices ... more

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Lion’s Alcohol&Me education programme a big hit

An online programme aimed at educating New Zealanders on safer alcohol consumption is proving to be a fantastic resource everyone should check out, says NZ Food and Grocery Council (FGC) Chief Executive Katherine Rich. FGC has today launched a Leaders Series video on the programme, ‘Alcohol&Me’, which is an initiative by Lion aimed at championing a positive and responsible drinking culture in New Zealand. Lion developed the programme as an internal education seminar ... more

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