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Christchurch welcomes another New Yorker as third deli opens in the city

Cantabrians can look forward to more New York style sandwiches and bagels as a third New York Deli opens in Christchurch. The successful deli chain’s latest location is at the new BNZ Centre. Despite taking its name from The Big Apple, New York Deli’s true home is Christchurch. Having first opened there in 2003, the company’s growth was stalled by the 2011 earthquakes. Since then, it has been focused on getting back to serving its famous sandwiches in its award winning ... more

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New Zealand's top chefs to visit Japan for Ōra King Awards

Photo: Pieta Fleming Entries are now open for the fifth Ōra King Awards Some of our country's finest chefs and leading food personalities will travel to Japan this spring to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual Ōra King Awards. The announcement was made yesterday (7 June) at an exclusive industry event held at Cocoro restaurant in Auckland. The Japanese themed launch event was catered for by the young, talented chefs who took part in this year’s ... more

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Bliss On-the-Go

Blissful and delicious, Mother Earth has released a new wholefood snack perfect for those on-the-go moments. New Mother Earth Bliss Bites feature a delicious fruit and nut centre coated in real chocolate and rolled in coconut. The delectable bite-sized snacks come in two delightful flavours: Apricot & Yoghurt Chocolate; and Cranberry & Dark Chocolate. “We understand the need to reach for a quick bite when you are out and about without compromising on taste. ... more

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Kiwi barista ready to take on the rest of the world after winning National Championship

The Coffee Club’s hunt for the best barista in New Zealand has come to an end with Ana Beatriz Vasquez Ramirez taking first place. Six finalists took on the challenge of making eight coffees in under 10 minutes at The Coffee Club’s packed Lunn Ave cafe on Tuesday 23 May. Ana, from The Coffee Club Remarkables Park, was waiting on a renewed work visa, which only came through just in time so she could take part in the competition. In the end, Ana was judged the best in the ... more

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Silver lining to skills shortage

News of skills shortages, particularly a need for 200,000 more people working within the service sectors, continues to make headlines. Now, six of New Zealand’s regions have solid data for decision making as well as some concrete actions to help solve the problem. ServiceIQ has released Regional Roadmaps and Action Plans for Northland, Bay of Plenty, Queenstown-Lakes and Otago & Southland. Christchurch City also has a roadmap and plan, as does Auckland’s tourism ... more

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Super new SuperBrown range from Sunrice

Brown rice is a source of protein and fibre, and with the addition of wholegrain red rice, SunRice have turned brown rice into SuperBrown. New SunRice SuperBrown cleverly combines red and brown wholegrain rice to create a simple and versatile addition to a Kiwi meal repertoire. The new SuperBrown wholegrain-packed powerhouse is a great addition to a balanced diet, a source of protein, fibre and a good source of magnesium and niacin. Rice is also versatile and gluten free. ... more

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Four out of five Kiwi Mums can't imagine life without coffee

Nearly a quarter drink more than four cups a day More than four in five Kiwi mums say they can’t imagine life without coffee, a Mother’s Day survey by The Coffee Club has revealed. The results also show that almost half (41%) of mums drink more coffee now than they did five years ago. Nearly a quarter (23%) drink more than four cups of coffee a day. The survey of more than 500 mums on Facebook found that the flat white is the coffee of choice (32%), with lattes (21%) and ... more

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Hell proves fast can be good - introducing The Saviour, NZ's healthiest pizza

The Saviour has a 4-star health rating, a specially designed sprouted seed base, and is packed with more fruit & veggies than you can shake a stick at This week (Friday 5 May), HELL is launching the healthiest pizza in New Zealand. The Saviour is made up of a sprouted seed, gluten-free base, which has been specially designed and created for HELL. It is topped with free range chicken breast, spinach, avocado, Portobello mushrooms, almonds, and fresh slaw. Each sprouted seed ... more

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$48 billion industry at risk: service sector ITOs urge action

An industry that employs almost one in three New Zealanders is at risk. A new report on the service industry notes that ‘without these people our health and safety, and sense of national wellbeing, would be profoundly compromised.’ It also notes that another 200,000 workers will be needed in the service sectors between now and 2020. Despite this size, and the contribution of $47.8 billion to New Zealand’s GDP, the service sector and its workforce is rarely seen as a ... more

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Scratch for Cash, Coffee and Muffins

$10,000 and thousands of free coffees and muffins are waiting for you If you’re dropping into Muffin Break for a deliciously fresh barista made coffee, making sure you’ve paired it with one of their vast choices of freshly baked muffins (we’re partial to a delicious Duffin ...) your cheeky muffin break stop could prove lucrative with a chance to win $10,000, or one of thousands of free coffees and muffins. ‘Scratch for Cash!’ launches at Muffin Break ... more

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