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

 


Regional Flavours on Show at Waikato Food and Wine Festival

Press Release
Monday 24 February, 2014

Regional Flavours on Show at Waikato Food and Wine Festival

The Waikato Food & Wine Festival on Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd on the Claudelands Lawn is set to be the Waikato’s best day out yet with organisers ready to celebrate its fifth year highlighting local cuisine and boutique wineries from around the region.

The lush green expanse next to Claudelands Arena will be a welcome hive of activity throughout the festival weekend complete with chef demonstrations, many different foods for purchasing and a schedule of top live musical acts to enjoy with friends and family.

Event Director Paul Blomfield is thrilled with this year’s line-up “The Waikato Food and Wine Festival is now well established as the Region’s leading wine and culinary event,” says Paul.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for Waikato to celebrate not only what is fantastic about the region, but also to showcase local undiscovered talent and produce.”

The only event of its kind currently in the Waikato region, the festival offers something for everyone with over twenty food exhibitors and fifteen wineries on hand to tempt and satisfy even the most selective of palates.

Those wishing to learn how to perfect their skills in the kitchen can take inspiration from top chef Paul Jobin and 2013 winning Masterchef Aaron Brunet, as well as a host of other top cooking talent in the Kitchen Things Cooking Theatre. Once motivated, visitors can head over to one of the many home ware specialists onsite ready to equip kitchen pantries for culinary masterpiece creation.

With glass of wine or coffee in one hand, and plate of food in the other, take a seat and listen to the sounds of top local and international musicians including the Andrew London Trio, Jan Preston, Banda Latina and more bringing an eclectic mix of jazz and blues classics through to Latin American Salsa to enhance the festival atmosphere.

With adult tickets only $20 plus booking fee from Ticketek and parking aplenty available, foodies and social-gathering enthusiasts are encouraged to head along and enjoy an afternoon of delicious food, gorgeous wine, smooth sounds and great company.

“Gather your friends, grab your sun umbrella and picnic rug and bring your festival spirit along to what will be Waikato’s best day out this summer!” says Paul.

See full event details at www.waikatofoodandwine.co.nz

(Ends)

The Waikato Food & Wine Festival
Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd
Claudelands Lawn, Claudelands
Waikato

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Inadequate Response To Sexual Violence Prevention

On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in March, ACC launched the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims scheme – a package aimed at improving the attitudes of ACC staff towards sexual violence victims, and offering them more substantive support.

Hopefully, this will help to reverse the damage done with the insensitive, punitive ACC policy put in place by the incoming Key government in 2009, which in some parts of New Zealand, saw 90 per cent of sexual violence victims being turned away by ACC. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

"To Help Families Get Ahead": April 1 Changes Kick In

Prime Minister John Key says Paid Parental Leave, the parental tax credit, the minimum wage and Superannuation will increase, while average ACC levies will fall, and more people will be helped in to home ownership... More>>

ALSO:

Climate: Ministers Exclude Emissions From ‘Environment Reporting'

The National Party Government has today revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will, incredibly, exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

No Retrial: Freedom At Last For Teina Pora

The Māori Party is relieved that the Privy Council has cleared the final legal hurdle for Teina Pora who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sent to prison for 22 years. More>>

ALSO:

Germanwings Crash: Privacy Act Supports Aviation Safeguards In New Zealand

Reports that German privacy laws may have contributed to the Germanwings air crash have prompted New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner to reassure the public that the Privacy Act is no impediment to medical practitioners notifying appropriate authorities to a pilot’s health concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Taranaki Iwi Ngāruahine Settles Treaty Claims For $67.5mln

The settlement includes a $13.5 million payment the government made in June 2013, as well as land in the Taranaki region. The settlement also includes four culturally significant sites, the Waipakari Reserve, Te Kohinga Reserve, Te Ngutu o te Manu and Te Poho o Taranaki. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Funeral In Asia, The Northland By-Election, And News Priorities

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key attend the state funeral on Sunday of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew? More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire: Not Flag-Waving; Flag-Drowning

The panel choosing the flag options has no visual artists at all. Now, I’ve kerned the odd ligature in my time and I know my recto from my French curve so I thought I’d offer a few suggestions before they get past their depth. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news