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Are you up for the challenge?

If you fancy yourself a bit of a Master Chef or would love to enter My Kitchen Rules we want to hear from you.  Simply email for more details on how you could be one of our two amateur chefs for this great event.  The winner not only gets the glory and adulation of a room full of diners but also $1000 Kitchen Things voucher.

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Who likes the idea of Duck and Pinot? Delissi is teaming up with Lake Chalice to bring you a mouth watering duck menu perfectly matched with award winning wines! 9th and 10th of July – keep it free! Limited seating so tickets will go fast!

Gluten Free Baking

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Nutritious Paleo style baking with Healthy Kitchen’s Deborah Murtagh, a Whole Foods expert coach.

Learn the art of replacing grains for delicious and exciting traditional ingredients.  Simple food that’s easy and nourishing! Breads, breakfasts, deserts, biscuits, crackers, pastry – everything you need to know to go gluten free.

Saturday 5th July, 10am to 2:30pm
Venue:  A gorgeous rural woolshed a few minutes from Cambridge

Bookings Strictly Limited: Book online at

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.


Discover the power of Essential Oils


Moira Essential Oils presentation

Enjoy an evening of fun while learning the power of therapeutic grade essential oils. Moira O’Malley of Transform and Evolve will be presenting classes at Lavish Foods on 24 June 8 & 22 July. 6.30–8pm

Tickets $35.00 includes generous gift and tasteful refreshments.

RSVP to Moira 0220819353


The Great New Zealand Food Show

The Great NZ Food Show, Hamilton’s first premier food show, makes its debut on the 6 & 7 September at Mystery Creek Events Centre. The show will include tastings, gluten free, allergy and artisan exhibitors, the chance to cook alongside the experts, along with demonstrations by celebrity chefs Annabelle White and Nici Wickes. More details at


Barista Classes

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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 – Hamilton

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 1pm
Cost: $70 – includes roastery tour, process origin to cup, espresso grinding, dosing, tamping, extraction, milk steaming / texturing, pouring to cup, machine cleaning, trouble shooting. All this and we will even send you home with a bag of fresh Rocket Coffee.
For more details email


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Let’s go shopping

Got your shop on? Imagine being shown around the designer shops with someone who knows where the best shops and the bargains are to be had.  Pauline offers fully escorted shopping tours to Los Angeles, California.  Visit their website  for dates.  Or if you have a group of friends together call Pauline 0211900226 and she can tailor a tour to your needs.