Nourish Magazine have joined with the Waikato A&P Show to bring back the Homecraft Best in Show competitions. We want to highlight the skills and knowledge in our community when it comes to everything from baking and preserves to knitting and flower arranging. Plus there will be some great categories for the kids, from vegetable animals to sand saucers, finger knitting to biscuit making.

In addition to the competitions, we will also be holding classes, demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend of the A&P show to inspire you.

Click here for more information and how to enter

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.


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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

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Waikato Home and Garden Show
2nd -5th October Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton

Women’s Inspiration Series presented by Sue Kohn-Taylor, Personal Development Coach

The “Women’s Inspiration Series”™ is for all levels of professional/working women as well as those currently not active in the workforce who share the desire for personal growth and self-development.  The “Women’s Inspiration Series”™ will inspire and deliver the actual opportunity for attendees to spend more time on their self-development, so they can reach their true/real potential and enjoy life while dealing with everyday issues and challenges.  To become a more powerful connected version of “YOU”.Next event:

Wednesday October 8th, 5pm–7 .30pm.
To reserve your place and receive further information please email:


Karena & Kasey at Kitchen Things
Meet 2014 Master Chef winners Karena and Kasey Bird at Kitchen Things as they talk about their experience on Master Chef and share a couple of their favourite recipes you can expect to find in their cookbook which will be out next year.

Thursday 16 October, 6pm Tickets are $45.00pp from eventfinder.


Wild Country Open Day
Samples, sales, gift hampers; come and stock up for summer holidays and get your Christmas shopping sorted.
Saturday 6 December 9–3pm
362 Horotiu Road, Hamilton


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


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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.