Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Quick! The Food Show Christchurch comes early this year!

Quick! The Food Show Christchurch comes early this year!

Mainlanders get a faster than usual dose of the South Island’s biggest culinary exhibition this year because The Food Show Christchurch has moved forward from September to new, earlier dates: 4 to 6 April at the CBS Canterbury Arena.

And what a show it promises to be! Visitors are in danger of being truly spoiled by the generous line-up of exhibitors that are often as remarkable as they are delicious.

For instance, the wonderful people from All Good will be offering not only their excellent Fairtrade bananas but also their Karma Cola, which they market under the slogan ‘What goes around comes around’. Why? Because a percentage of the money from each bottle sold goes back the village in Sierra Leone where the cola nuts are grown to help build essential services like fresh water wells.

(And Karma Cola contains no artificial colouring, preservatives, or other nasties, unlike some other colas we could mention.)

Continuing the healthy theme, the show will also feature the ‘Good Magazine Healthy Living Zone’, a special area crammed with health-giving products, including Green Tea X50 detox and weight loss tea, Manuka products from Manuka Health, All Good Bananas, and more.

Across the board there’ll be big names like Nespresso and Vogels cereals (new to the show), as well as less well known companies like Green Meadows Beef, which couriers cuts of export-quality Angus Beef to households nationwide. Look out for Meadow Mushrooms (New Zealand’s leading producer of mushrooms), Proper Hand-Cooked Crisps, and Tuatara beers.

And The Food Show Christchurch boasts the country’s biggest selection of South Island food, drink, and kitchen equipment suppliers, including Southern Kitchen and Christchurch locals Chorizos Garcia and Holy Smoke Smokehouse.

Meanwhile the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre will be offering world-class cooking demos from the likes of Simon Gault, Ray McVinnie, Annabelle White, Julie Le Clerc, Nadia Lim, and crowd favourite Peta Mathias, making a welcome return to Christchurch.

And just for buying a ticket online, visitors will go in a draw to win a 12-day Intrepid Travel ‘Real Food Adventure’ trip for two to Vietnam. The winners will be immersed in one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet, with a focus on street fare, local specialties, and home cooking.

Travelling on a small group adventure with a local guide will truly provide a foodie experience of a lifetime savouring the highlights of Vietnamese culture and cuisine from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

"We're also very pleased to announce that Heritage Hotels has joined The Food Show this year as the official accommodation sponsor for all three shows; Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland." say Dona White.  "With Heritage's nationwide coverage along with being leaders in sustainable and nutritious cuisine, we see these hotels as the ideal accommodation partner."

Opportunities for visitors to pamper themselves abound, including great deals from The Food Show’s official accommodation sponsor, Heritage Hotels. Starting at $265 per night, the Food Show Christchurch Package includes a bottle of Kim Crawford Reserve Wine, a taster pack of 12 types of fudge from The Decadent Fudge Co, a copy of Good Magazine, and a 20% discount on the continental breakfast (conditions apply).

Tickets are on sale online now so get organised and book at www.foodshow.co.nz now.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Two Dead, One Injured – Suspect Arrested:

Police apprehended Russell John Tully just after 5pm this evening following the armed incident in Ashburton this morning.

Canterbury dog section and AOS apprehended Tully not far from Lake Hood. No shots were fired although Tully will be treated for minor dog-bite injuries.

Tully is now in custody at Ashburton Police Station. More>>


  • 3 News Out-Link - Livestream: Ashburton shooting press conference from 5pm

  •  

    Parliament Today:

    John Key Press Conference: Ashburton Shootings, Judith Collins Inquiry

    Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton... Key also answered questions about Judith Collins, and confirmed that independent inquiry will be held with regard to allegations made against Collins. More>>

    Gordon Campbell:
    On John Key’s ‘Blame It On Judith’ Strategy

    Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious Fraud Office. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Debate, And The Collins Accusation

    Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On Winston Peters' Latest Bout Of Immigrant Bashing

    It is only one poll, but rather than cannibalising each other's vote, Colin Craig and Winston Peters do seem to be managing to find the room to co-exist... Few are questioning how Peters got to this happy place, and what it says about the mood of the electorate. More>>

    ALSO:

    More Immigration News: First People Trafficking Charges

    The first people trafficking charges in New Zealand have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ)... The defendants have been charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand. More>>

    Collins 'Misinterprets Media Reports': "Too Compromised To Remain Justice Minister"

    Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says. More>>

    ALSO:

    Labour On Climate Change: Focus On The Now For The Future

    A Labour Government will put in place a comprehensive climate change strategy focusing on both mitigation and adaptation, establish an independent Climate Commission and implement carbon budgeting, says Labour Climate Change spokesperson Moana Mackey. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On National’s Housing Assistance Plan

    So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners... Yet in reality, the benefits seem likely to be insignificant, and they will be skewed towards those at the top end of the income group that’s supposedly the target. More>>

    ALSO:

    Election Data Consortium: National’s Worst Case Scenario At Stage One?

    A month out from the general election and ipredict traders are still forecasting National’s vote to slip below current polling levels and there is potential for it to fall further. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news