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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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2017 Ora King Awards semifinalists announced

Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown chefs through to the next round Deconstructed sushi presented as a map of Japan and broth inspired by Queenstown’s lakes are among the selected dishes progressing to the second stage of this year’s prestigious Ōra King Awards. The annual Ōra King Awards competition recognises culinary excellence with dishes incorporating the best-of-breed Ōra King salmon. In a new theme for 2017, chefs from around the ... more

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Alexandra Park Christmas At The Races dates announced

Alexandra Park is delighted to announce that a record number of Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings will be held later this year, with eight dates now confirmed for November and December. The popular Christmas At The Races events will take place on Fridays 17 and 24 November and 1, 8, 15 and 22 December as well as Thursday 30 November and Saturday 16 December. “We are so excited to be expanding these wonderful evenings, with people now also having a Thursday and ... more

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Wine industry opens doors to 24 percent of New Zealand’s 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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Jamaica Blue lands on Auckland’s North Shore

Jamaica Blue’s signature brand of superior coffee and fresh, seasonal fare is about to find another home in Auckland, with the opening of the franchise’s newest café in Browns Bay. The North Shore site is the eighth Jamaica Blue café to open in New Zealand and is paving the way for further expansion of the franchise. New Zealand General Manager Jon Hassall says the Jamaica Blue café experience is like no other in the country and he’s ... more

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Minister launches “stunning” Service Sector Regional Plans

Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ. Launched at Parliament, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Louise Upston said that the Roadmaps deserved to be launched at the nation’s seat of government. “This work is absolutely stunning. These are really substantial documents that are filled with data, information ... more

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EMBER Restaurant and Bar: new beginnings

The Ember team from left: Executive chef Niels Naumann, assistant manager Hansa Malhotra, owner Mark Davis, restaurant/general manager Mark Smithells. New owner, new chef — Ember Restaurant and Bar has a new life. New owner, Mark Davis, has a background in business management and had been looking long and hard for a new challenge. The previous owners David Kerr and Ryan Ladbrook were keen to focus on their burgeoning catering business and are happy to have passed their beloved ... more

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Concours National des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs de la Nouvelle-Zélande

Sunday, August 6, 2017 Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington, New Zealand Every other year New Zealand hosts a competition within the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members to select a national representative to compete at the International Jeunes Chefs Competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage and promote the culinary expertise of young Chefs Rôtisseurs in the tradition of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs by exposing them to a competitive environment with their ... more

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Emirates celebrates nine years of the A380 service as newly revamped Onboard Lounge takes to the skies

Emirates’ newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational debut on a flight from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 service. Emirates has been operating A380 aircraft to New Zealand since 2009 and all four daily New Zealand flights are now served by A380s. The Onboard Lounge was first introduced on 1 August, 2008 and has since become a mainstay of Emirates’ double decker aircraft. Now in its 9th year, ... more

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Alexandra Park attracts more multi-day conferences

With its meetings and daily functions business well established, Alexandra Park is increasingly attracting large multi-day conferences and conventions, says Alexandra Park Sales & Marketing Manager Joel Reichardt. “We may not have a hotel on-site but we offer great proximity to the central city and airport. That’s a big plus for many attendees who are quite happy to organise their own accommodation and make the most of our central location and free carparking,” he ... more

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