Plunket Fundraiser
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with afternoon tea and a cooking demo from Nourish editor Vicki Ravlich-Horan, while helping raise money for the great work Plunket do.
Tickets $45 and include a copy of Nourish cookbook
Sunday 10 May
More details to come
Please email to register your interest

Allyson Gofton
Meet Allyson Gofton, one of NZ’s favourite cooks, with the launch of her new book Recipes from my French Kitchen. Allyson will be recounting some stories from her year in France while cooking a few of her French inspired dishes. The perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Thursday 14 May, 12 noon
Kitchen Things, 11 Maui Street, Hamilton
Tickets via eventfinder
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Karena & Kasey Bird
Join Karena and Kasey Bird, 2014 Master Chef winners in celebrating the release of their first book.
Friday May 22, 5.30pm
Kitchen Things, 11 Maui Street, Hamilton
Tickets via eventfinder
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The Great NZ Food Show
The show with real bite. The Great NZ Food Show is more than just tastings, we have food by the plate and wine by the glass as well as cooking demos, classes and competitions.
22 – 24 May 2015
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

Kiwi’s Best
Head to the Fieldays for some culinary inspiration with an impressive line up of chefs at their Kiwi’s Best pavilion.
10 —13 June
Mystery Creek, Hamilton



Women’s Inspiration Series for 2015

Thursday February 26 at 5pm
The “Women’s Inspiration Series” was a huge success in 2014 and will continue to gain momentum in 2015. Each Cocktail event inspires and delivers the actual opportunity for attendees to spend more time on self-development, to elevate their personal and business performance, while dealing with everyday issues and challenges.

Each get-together in central Hamilton is hosted by the Waikato Chamber of Commerce and Sue Kohn-Taylor and revolves around a theme and guest speaker. Attendees will be motivated by the inspirational everyday stories and success messages from a variety of women who have life experiences, insights and tools we can all use and learn from. There will also be coaching workshops following each main event.
Don’t miss these fun friendly events – last year’s events were sold out!
If you’d like to know more email me at and visit Facebook: Open the door with Sue

Smoothie Club


Held twice a month at The Local, 324 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui. Meet new people, discuss and learn about real food all over a smoothie.



Barista Classes

EXCELSO – Taurangaexcelso coffee

Basic barista training class takes you through the steps to making a great cup of coffee.  Classes are two hours and one-on-one or you could do a class with a friend/partner/spouse.

Rocket Tasting Sessions
Every Friday at 1pm
Barton Street, Hamilton
call 839 6422 to book

gordonton market

Gordonton Country Market
2nd Saturday of each month, 8.30am – 1pm.
Hukanui Park, Gordonton Road, Gordonton.

Where city meets country experiencing fresh produce and handmade goods in our unique marketplace.


Rototuna Market
3rd Sunday of each month, 10am – 2pm.
85 Barrington Drive, Rototuna, Hamilton

Local artists, local musicians, wonderful locally grown produce and amazing New Zealand made crafts, as well as delicious food and fun games to entertain the kids.

waikato farmers

Hamilton Farmers Market
(including the Hamilton Creative Market)
Every Sunday morning from 8-12 noon.
Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton

Locally grown produce direct from the grower, hand-made artisan food, great coffee and breakfast, quality arts and crafts by local creators. Live music and places to sit under the trees enjoying good company.

Cambridge Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning from 8-12 noon.
Victoria Square, cnr Victoria Street & Alpha Street

Fresh local produce, lovely coffee and delicious food in the heart of Cambridge.

Hamilton Twilight Market
Every Wednesday 26 November 2014 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton
Stock up midweek on your fresh produce, have a bite to eat for dinner and enjoy live entertainment

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Tauranga Farmers Market
Every Saturday – 7.45am to 12noon Tauranga Primary School between Arundel St, Cameron Rd and 5th Avenue

A diverse range of fresh local produce and locally produced artisan food.