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.

gourmet night market

Gourmet Night Market

Every Friday from 5-9pm
Coronation Park, Mount Maunganui

Expect to meet up to 6000 locals at this weekly event. A night market with a twist, packed with quality, local gourmet dinner and dessert stalls and a healthy serving of sustainability. Expect to find food which is free range, organic, grown locally, zero-packaging, raw and healthy. You can also find the cream of the local crop in our boutique farmer’s market section.

New Years Eve at Falls Retreat

31st December, 7.30pm
Falls Retreat, 25 Waitawheta Road, Waihi
$90 pp
Bring in the New Year in the beautiful surroundings of Falls Retreat while you are treated to delicious dishes from the Bistro kitchen and enjoy acoustic live music.
Booking essential!


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On The Lawn

8th Jan, 1pm until 10pm
Blake Park, Mount Maunganui
On The Lawn is a sophisticated beer, food and wine celebration featuring performances during the day from a variety of high profile music acts. On The Lawn will provide a premium but casual festival atmosphere, designed to appeal to discerning foodie folk who appreciate pairing good food with a variety of quality beer and wine whilst soaking up a positive event environment.

night owl cinema

Night Owl Cinema

13th Dec, 11th Jan, 6pm until late
Mount Drury, Mount Maunganui
A community outdoor cinema held once a month in the beautiful Mount Maunganui. This event not only brings you an outdoor cinema but also has the best of the best artisan food vendors so you can make a night of it.


Women’s Inspiration Series for 2015

Thursday February 26 at 5pm
The “Women’s Inspiration Series” was a huge success in 2014 and will continue to gain momentum in 2015. Each Cocktail event inspires and delivers the actual opportunity for attendees to spend more time on self-development, to elevate their personal and business performance, while dealing with everyday issues and challenges.

Each get-together in central Hamilton is hosted by the Waikato Chamber of Commerce and Sue Kohn-Taylor and revolves around a theme and guest speaker. Attendees will be motivated by the inspirational everyday stories and success messages from a variety of women who have life experiences, insights and tools we can all use and learn from. There will also be coaching workshops following each main event.
Don’t miss these fun friendly events – last year’s events were sold out!
If you’d like to know more email me at and visit Facebook: Open the door with Sue

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.



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

gordonton market

Gordonton Country Market
2nd Saturday of each month, 8.30am – 1pm.
Hukanui Park, Gordonton Road, Gordonton.

Where city meets country experiencing fresh produce and handmade goods in our unique marketplace.


Rototuna Market
3rd Sunday of each month, 10am – 2pm.
85 Barrington Drive, Rototuna, Hamilton

Local artists, local musicians, wonderful locally grown produce and amazing New Zealand made crafts, as well as delicious food and fun games to entertain the kids.

waikato farmers

Hamilton Farmers Market
(including the Hamilton Creative Market)
Every Sunday morning from 8-12 noon.
Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton

Locally grown produce direct from the grower, hand-made artisan food, great coffee and breakfast, quality arts and crafts by local creators. Live music and places to sit under the trees enjoying good company.

Cambridge Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning from 8-12 noon.
Victoria Square, cnr Victoria Street & Alpha Street

Fresh local produce, lovely coffee and delicious food in the heart of Cambridge.

Hamilton Twilight Market
Every Wednesday 26 November 2014 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton
Stock up midweek on your fresh produce, have a bite to eat for dinner and enjoy live entertainment

tga farmers market

Tauranga Farmers Market
Every Saturday – 7.45am to 12noon Tauranga Primary School between Arundel St, Cameron Rd and 5th Avenue

A diverse range of fresh local produce and locally produced artisan food.