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Taste of Auckland Kaipara Kai

TastebuttonB-110x198pxKai from the Kaipara set to put the region on the map for Aucklanders.

Auckland food aficionados are in for a taste experience that locals are already familiar with.  At this year’s Taste Auckland food show, staged at Victoria Park in the central city from 15 – 18 November, Kaipara’s food and wine will be featured in a large stand showcasing “Mangawhai to Baylys – Coast to Coast Kaipara”. 
Supported by Kaipara District Council, Mangawhai Business Association, Mangawhai Accommodation Providers Group and Information Centre and Mangawhai Golf Course, a group of six producers  will be tempting the over 24,000 visitors with locally produced food and wine over the four days.

“This is a very exciting initiative” said coordinator Liz Holsted, “and we are expecting not only good business for ourselves as producers, but a big spin-off effect of increased tourists from our nearest market.  We are grateful to KDC and our own business owners for the assistance to allow us to attend this huge show at a cost that is attainable for small producers” she said.  “Everyone has been enthusiastically supportive. 

Our stand designer, Mary Kelliher from Beach, Bach & Beyond has designed a very professional and interactive stand that will catch people’s attention with amazing graphics and photos.  Accommodation owners in Mangawhai have backed the venture financially and with accommodation for our prize draw, as have Mangawhai Golf Course and the local business association.”

Producers involved are Lochiel Estate Wines, Millars Winery, Tara Lodge Tamarillos, Chapel Olive Oil, Purple Monkeyfinger Vodka, and the Long Flat Bacon Company.  “It will be a very exciting and tiring few days” said Liz, “but we are all looking forward to telling Aucklanders what Kaipara residents have known for some time – that there is a wonderful array of good quality food, wine and accommodation experiences just an hour and a half north of the city.”

For further information, call Liz Holsted, ph: 09 431 4730
To view  website  click here www.tasteofauckland.co.nz/
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