The Govt Stranglehold on our Food Industry and Future

The bubble was always going to burst. It began as we were squeezed into big-box grocery stores to fill our pantries and fridges during the first lockdown. It continued as questions were raised about the security of our food supply chain. It escalated in this longest lockdown yet, when small hospitality businesses and suppliers are […]

We Need You! Waikato Food Inc launches campaign to get people vaccinated

The hospitality industry has been hit hard by Covid 19 and the government will only stop lockdowns  when over 90% of the New Zealand population is vaccinated. The Waikato Food Inc board wants to do all it can to help the industry and believes one of the best ways to do that is to help […]

‘Help for Hospo’ initiative targets workers in need

A new initiative called ‘Help for Hospo’ will provide direct and additional support to hospitality workers who need immediate financial help, beyond the wage subsidy or other means. The initiative will distribute donated funds to those who work within the industry and need extra support to make ends meet.  The fund was created by Blair […]

Has COVID-19 changed our shopping habits forever?

COVID-19 is having a significant impact in supermarket aisles around Aotearoa, new research by United Fresh shows. Empty shelves, food shortages, masks and socially distanced queues make the weekly shop seem like a sci-fi dystopia compared to the care free days of the ‘old normal’ before the pandemic. In 2019, less than 10 percent of […]

Why Self-Care Is More Important Now Than Ever

Self-care is essential for long term happiness.  It’s about looking after yourself and appreciating you for the person you are. “Taking care of yourself makes your stronger for everyone in your life, including you”, Kelly Rudolph, NLP Practitioner and Life coach.  As we emerge out of lockdown many of us are trying to find a […]

Queenstown Restaurants Are Offering Delivery And Take Away

The new most offensive “c-word” in the English language, COVID-19, has left a lot of uncertainty in the air, however we can all agree to replace it with a better “c-word”, community. We’ve almost done it New Zealand, Level 3 is here and there’s no better time to champion independent businesses in our local communities. […]

How One Chicago Bartender Led the Fight for Cocktails To-Go

As bars and restaurants closed their doors in spring 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, many cities and states quickly passed legislation to allow to-go cocktail sales from on-premise establishments. Yet Illinois, one of the country’s most populous states and home to one of the country’s most vibrant drinking and dining scenes, stood firm. When one […]