Kitchen Things have a MASSIVE sale on next Thursday. It’s so big they are keeping the quite about the deals to be had until next week. But mark it in your diary -

Thursday 13th November, 6-8pm
11 Maui ST, Te Rapa, Hamilton

In addition to the great deals there will be plenty to see and taste from juice and coffee demos, wine tastings, plus Vicki will be in the kitchen talking Christmas Hams and making the perfect pav.



Dinner in the Domain

BBQ King

Entries are now open for ‘NZ’s BBQ King 2015’. It’s time to put your money where your meat is and grab your chance to be crowned ‘NZ’s BBQ King 2015’ and take out the first prize of $5000 cash!

NZ’s BBQ King is back and even bigger in 2015, now with 3 separate categories. Think you can sizzle a good sausage? Then enter ‘Best Backyarder’, a Mixed Grill competition including Beef & sausage. Enter your business in the ‘Corporate Challenge’ for a great team building experience
Saturday 21st February 2015
Ohope Craft Market, Bluett Park, Ohope.

Click here for entry details and more information on this great event.

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.


garden arts

NZ Garden & Art Festival
(Katikati, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Te Puke)
Ninety-five attractions on the Garden Trail and a myriad of exhibitions, installations and events, including The Lakes Expo Pavilion, a Speakers and Workshop series and a Sculpture Symposium.
Tickets from ticketek
November 17–23


Barista Classes

EXCELSO – Taurangaexcelso coffee

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