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Show some love and support your local café

Vote to Win

Show some love and support your local café

Forget local body elections; for food fans the big call this year is on which is New Zealand’s best café.

But with voting now underway in the 2013 NZ Café of the Year, café lovers need to ensure their local favourite has entered.

Then, when you vote you can go in the draw to win a regional prize of $1,000 (six regions countrywide) to spend in the café of your choice. Plus, there’s a grand prize of $5,000 for one lucky café-goer to spend at his or her favourite café.

Us Kiwis love our cafés and everyone has a favourite. If you want to ensure the world knows what makes your local café so special, you need to ensure it has registered.

Look for your favourite café online or via the smartphone app and if it’s not there tell the owners that if they enter the awards, you’ll vote for them. The winning café is announced at the beginning of December and its owners not only take home the top title but also drive home a brand new Fiat 500S.

Public voting is open until 24 October when the votes are counted and the 18 regional finalists announced. They’re chosen on the basis of the most votes gained in each of the six regions with the finalists judged by an expert panel to find the NZ Café of the Year.

The judges are from The Restaurant Association of New Zealand and event supporters are Heinz Wattie’s and Goodman Fielder.

• Voting for your favourite café is simple and this year your vote can be made one of four quick and easy ways. Visit www.nzcafeoftheyear.co.nz/café-lovers/ select your region and search for your favourite café's name and click vote now. You can also vote via Facebook at www.facebook.com/nzcafeoftheyear or text using the café's unique code. New for 2013 is the café of the Year smartphone app for both android and iOS.


About Café Of The Year

Café Of The Year was launched by the Image Centre Group in 2012. More than 400 entries were received nationwide, from Kaitaia in the North to Invercargill in the South, with Paper Moon Café in Mairangi Bay, Auckland winning the inaugural title. Regional winners as follows:

• CENTRAL NORTH Bosco Café, Te Kuiti,
• LOWER NORTH MacFarlanes Caffe, Inglewood, Taranaki,
• UPPER SOUTH ARTISAN by Rangiora Bakery, Rangiora,
• LOWER SOUTH The Roost Café, Oamaru

About The Restaurant Association of New Zealand

The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has hundreds of members covering the length and breadth of the country, representing every facet of the restaurant and hospitality industry.

The industry employs more than 80,000 people at nearly 12,000 restaurants and food outlets and generates sales in excess of $5 billion. RANZ offers its members business tools, support and advice for growing their businesses and breaking new ground in the fast growing hospitality arena.
About Image Centre Group
Auckland-based Image Centre Group (ICG) is a diversified communications business with interests in printing, retail advertising, digital communications, video production and publishing. Founded in 1989 as a pre-press provider, ICG now employs more than 200 New Zealanders across eight brands with one vision – to satisfy the brand or communications

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