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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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Lionís 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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MitoQ Fashion at the Park: harnessing fashion for a good cause

An evening of designer fashion, gourmet food and harness racing brought to you by Alexandra Park and MitoQ in support of the Cancer Society NZ. Alexandra Park is turning yellow for the month of September in support of the Cancer Society, with the feature of its Daffodil Night being the much-anticipated spring fashion event on Friday 15th September in the Tasman Room. Fresh off the tail wind of New Zealand Fashion Week come the latest collections from leading NZ designers, ... more

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Something manly for Dad this Fatherís Day

Whether you're celebrating Dad or Grandad this Father’s Day, nothing says I love you like Muffin Break’s meaty creation ‘The Man Muffin’. With BBQ pulled pork filling, topped with roast capsicum, jalapeño and cheese, this delicious combination of mouth-watering flavours is sure to go down a treat on the manliest day of the year. Put your taste buds to the test - this mega muffin is nearly twice the size of a regular muffin, it's perfect for Dad but we ... more

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Unscrambling egg confusion

New statement clarifies eggs every day Is okay After decades of communicating the need to limit one of New Zealand’s favourite foods, a new statement agreed by nutrition experts is giving Kiwis clarification on what has become an age-old question: Are eggs good for us and how often can we eat them? The new statement says: Eggs are a healthy, natural whole food that the New Zealand Ministry of Health Eating and Activity Guidelines1 state can be enjoyed by most people every ... more

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Taste of Auckland announces big line-up for November

Food lovers won’t want to miss this year’s Taste of Auckland presented in partnership with Electrolux, with chefs Ben Bayly from Baduzzi, Gareth Stewart from Euro, Cameron Knox from Tok Tok and Australian MasterChef judge George Calombaris just some of the big names in a jam-packed November line-up. With tickets on sale this week, the 16-19 November festival at Western Springs is already shaping up as the most ambitious yet. Live cooking demonstrations, intimate chef ... more

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Speights said 'We Will' once again

There’s one word for a home without a bar. Unfinished! This year Speight’s gave three lucky Kiwis a custom-made bar worth $15,000 to complete their home, including personalised glassware, a bar fridge and a Speight’s tap. There were some top effort entries for the bars from all across the country, but in the end there could only be three winners and thanks to their enthusiasm and a helping hand from their mates, some lucky punters walked away with an epic at home set up ... more

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Wine industry opens doors to 24 percent of New Zealandís international tourists

Touring New Zealand’s stunning wineries and vineyards has become a huge drawcard for visitors - with 24% of international holidaymakers making it part of their itinerary. Now New Zealand Winegrowers has made it even easier for tourists to explore wineries by adding a wine tourism section to their website: nzwine.com/visit, showcasing over 450 wine experiences. The new ‘Visit’ section of nzwine.com allows tourists to search wine regions using a google map ... more

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Now you can GIVE at dinner - Eat My Lunch launches Eat My Dinner

Eat My Lunch is launching Eat My Dinner a freshly made, wholesome and delicious meal delivered to your home before 7pm. For every dinner Bought, a lunch is Given to a Kiwi kid in need. Eat My Dinner launches 01 September. Designed by award winning Chef Michael Meredith, Eat My Dinner is made up of a main dish, vegetables and accompanied with sides. The menu is mixed up so you will enjoy something different every meal. Some of the Eat My Dinner recipes will also be featured in Eat My ... more

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