53 days ago

25th Anniversary Celebrations

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

The New Zealand School of Food & Wine will celebrate its 25th Anniversary over the weekend of 14 and 15 March when past students will join Celia Hay, the school's founder, for a series of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, gala dinner and Pet Nat Masterclass.

Flashback to 1995, Celia Hay had just opened the New Zealand School of Food & Wine (NZSFW) above her restaurant, Hay's in Victoria Street, Christchurch. Twenty-five years later, the NZSFW continues to flourish in Auckland’s Viaduct, with a history that aptly reflects the transformation of New Zealand’s own hospitality, wine and tourism sectors during this time.

With over 20,000 students through its doors, the NZSFW is a leading New Zealand hospitality institution. It's success is built on the quality of programmes that it presents and in 2020, it remains a respected institution, valued by employers and its diverse student body.

Celebration events -
14 March - 9:30 am - 06:00 pm - Cooking Demonstrations & Wine Tastings
14 March - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Celebration dinner
15 March - 10:00 am - 15:00 pm - Autumn Forage

For more details of the event please visit our page - event.foodandwine.co.nz

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Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

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16 hours ago


Linda from Henderson

I am aware of a person ripping off Winz by giving a false address, which of course would be backed up by a mate should Winz enquire.
Receiving two food parcels a week, sharing a lovely place, and of course plenty of spare money for 'extras'.
While some people are doing it very hard with losing their jobs, this person obviously has no conscience whatsoever. Very, very proud of his ability over many years to use/abuse the system to its fullest extent.
Do not ask me to support food parcels while this is going on. Time for Winz to tighten up.

9 hours ago

We have lost yet another great musician️🎤😢

Fiona from Henderson

William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. July 4, 1938 - 30 March 2020
One of the greatest American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985.
Some of his best-known songs are "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day," and "Grandma's Hands".
R.I.P. Bill. Now you must go and sing with the rest of the great singers and angels😇