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NZ on a Plate


Wondering how you were ever going to hold out until The Food Show Christchurch rolled around again in September? Well placate that palate with the news the three-day foodie fave has been brought forward five months and kicks off on 4 April at the CBS Canterbury Arena.


For anyone thinking that it might be a little soon, banish those food-show-fatigue thoughts with a heaping helping of the country’s top gourmet goodies and decadent drops.

All Good will be there with its Fairtrade bananas (hopefully the Christchurch shortage will be over by then) and Karma Cola. Free from artificial colouring and preservatives, unlike some other colas, money from each bottle of Karma sold is sent back to the village in Sierra Leone where the cola nuts are grown to help provide essential services like fresh water wells – now that is some good karma!

Household names like Nespresso and Vogels cereals (new to the Show) are also lining up alongside more under-the-radar (for now!), companies such as Green Meadows Beef, which couriers cuts of export-quality Angus Beef around New Zealand. Keep a look out too for Meadow Mushrooms, Proper Hand-Cooked Crisps, Tuatara’s craft beers and the multi-international award winning Sovrano Limoncello.

Kicking up the health factor, the Show will also feature the ‘Good Magazine Healthy Living Zone’, a special area crammed with health-giving products as well as a huge selection of food, drink, and kitchen supplies from South Island companies including Southern Kitchen and Christchurch-based crews Chorizos Garcia and Holy Smoke Smokehouse.

Don’t forget to swing by the ever-popular Whirlpool Cooking Theatre and pick up some tips at world-class cooking demos from the likes of MasterChef’s Simon Gault and Ray McVinnie, Annabelle White, Julie Le Clerc, Nadia Lim, Harlequin Public House legend Jonny Schwass and crowd favourite Peta Mathias, making a welcome return to the Christchurch Show.

Buy your tickets online you’ll go in the draw to win a sweet, 12-day Real Food Adventure trip for two to Vietnam sampling cuisine from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City – not too shabby!

Visit for more and try to contain your anticipatory salivating for the next month.


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  • Guest
    david jelley 25 June 2014

    nice to go ..yum

  • Guest
    Anehera 08 July 2014

    Will love to take my mother. She enjoys cooking and taste testing. So it would be a treat for her.:)

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