New Survey Reveals NZers’ Ethical Spending Preferences

Pictured: Conscious Consumers CEO Ben Gleisner Social enterprise Conscious Consumers has today released data showing the spending preferences for more than 10,000 New Zealanders, revealing they care most about minimising packaging and waste. Since launching in September last year, 10,382 people have signed up to become a conscious consumer. By registering their credit card and…

Farmers Markets New Zealand 2015 Winter Food Awards

The 2015 Farmers Markets New Zealand Food Awards were recently judged in Tauranga with the Tauranga farmers Market proving yet again they have an abundance of quality produce, taking out 12 awards. The judges, the 2014 Master Chef winners Kasey and Karena Bird were impressed with the huge array and quality of product from around…

WHO HAS MADE THE CUT? Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards 2014

Win a $200 voucher for two to dine at Victoria Street Bistro in Hamilton and try their entry in this years Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection awards. 

Simply email your details along with the names of two of the restaurants in the Waikato/Coromandel region who have made the cut this year. (entries close on 1st of October 2014)
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Knives are being sharpened across the country – from Matakana to Queenstown -as New Zealand’s best chefs go head to head for the title of ‘Premier Master of Fine Cuisine’ in the second annual Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards.
The competition showcases the expertise and craft of the country’s talented chefs by creating memorable dining experiences with Silver Fern Farms’ premium red meat cuts.
Chefs created a dish using one of the finest Silver Fern Farms lamb, beef, venison or SILERE alpine origin merino cuts. New Zealanders can dine out at participating restaurants and taste these dishes from 22 September to 31 October.
At the same time a team of qualified and experienced food experts, overseen by returning judging coordinator Kerry Tyack, will assess the chefs’ entries.
Silver Fern Farms General Manager Marketing, Sharon Angus says chefs and restaurants will be proudly promoting their competition dishes to diners over the next six weeks.
“We are delighted by the quality of entrants from right across New Zealand. We think foodies are about to enjoy some exceptional red meat dining experiences.”
Last year’s inaugural winner of the Premier Selection Awards, Mat McLean of Palate Restaurant in Hamilton, won the title with a dish centered around Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Reserve beef eye-fillet and slow-cooked short-rib.

BOP & Waikato regions top fruit and vegetable variety poll

  Waikato and BOP residents eat the widest variety of vegetables with their dinner, according to a recent 5+ A Day survey. Figures from the survey show 65 per cent of all Kiwis have two to three different types of vegetables at dinner, with residents of the upper North Island (excluding Auckland) topping the variety stakes. Thirty-six…