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Food resilience in Christchurch an important part of urban planning

January 6, 2014 – 7:54 pm |

The first harvest from Christchurch’s Agropolis Urban Farm is ready to eat this Saturday. On Saturday, the group will run a morning of workshops open to anyone – seed raising, composting and shed building. At …

Chef encourages communities to feed themselves, around Aotearoa

December 20, 2013 – 1:20 pm |

Media Release: Kids Can Cook Kitchen
In its first 12 months of operation, the Kids Can Cook Kitchen has traveled over 10,000 km from Invercargill to Kaitaia, including the side roads in-between. Over 35,000 thousand children have …

Fairtrade chocolate a hit in Wellington, New Zealand’s first Fairtrade city

December 6, 2013 – 4:49 pm |

Media Release 5th December 2013
FAIR TRADE THRIVING IN OUR FAIR TRADE CAPITAL CITY
The Cocoa Press fair trade chocolate is going so well that owners Rochelle Harrison and Gabriel Davidson are setting up their own chocolate factory …

When Chrissa met Sally – fudge initiative paves future for two Auckland women

November 8, 2013 – 10:05 pm |

When Sally Swedlund pitched her ‘Wicked’ themed Chocolate-mint fudge to her bosses at The Edge, she had no idea that it would lead to the formation of a very unique work experience opportunity for Chrissa Pearce.
Sally’s fudge-making …

Help save the heritage seed and tree collection of the Koanga Institute by end of November!

November 3, 2013 – 6:47 pm |

New Zealand’s largest heritage seed and tree collection is under threat and we are urgently appealing for support to remove this threat. URGENT appeal- help us save New Zealand’s largest heritage organic seed and tree collection.
Pledge here.
The …

The Dumpling Sisters need your support in Jamie Oliver Contest!

September 22, 2013 – 4:30 pm |

Hiya, We’re Amy and Julie Zhang, Chiwi (Chinese-Kiwi) sisters who are currently based in London.

Earlier this year we started an online food project called ‘The Dumpling Sisters’ (TDS). Consisting of a YouTube channel and a …

Paekakariki people launch cooking comp using ultra-local food

June 14, 2013 – 11:17 am | One Comment

Media Release
The Local Table
June 2013
Fresh from their kitchen of ideas, The Local Table cooking competition and Paekakariki Local Food Week are the two latest offerings from community entrepreneurs Mike Gibson and Flo McNeill.
The Local Table …

Localising Food Tour Aotearoa

May 23, 2013 – 7:11 pm |

 
Localising Food Tour Aotearoa
An inspiring team passionate about localising food are touring New Zealand right now, educating groups on local food resilience and running practical workshops to empower and motivate communities.  They are documenting their …

Windy times with raw – by raw foodie Sarah lea

December 1, 2012 – 11:20 am |

Lovin’ life raw allows me to walk my talk about the environment, but I got more than I bargained for living with wind power. The non-stop media chatter about cows and the amount of methane …

Being clever – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 14, 2012 – 7:31 pm | 3 Comments

 The general assumption that I live with abundance at my door is a correct one. However, I do go about creating this abundance in different ways. I don’t go out to work. Inspired by my …

My transition into raw – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 8, 2012 – 11:08 am |

I never knew what it would be like to experience life now. Never felt as nourished, inspired, excited, energised and gratified by food as I do today. And it’s so empowering to know that my …

Raw food in the real world by raw foodie Sarah Lea

November 2, 2012 – 12:30 pm | 3 Comments

Raw food in the real world
I’m refusing to feed my Mama an all raw diet, much to her disappointment. She’s visiting from the UK and I’m scared stiff that she’lll hit detox and end up …

Meet Sarah Lea and find out what she left behind when she went raw

October 30, 2012 – 8:42 pm |
Meet Sarah Lea and find out what she left behind when she went raw

Eat More Energy – Saturday November 10th to Saturday December 8th
How do you eat loads of raw food, for more than two days in a row, without feeling like a starving rabbit?
How do raw foodists …

The Raw Shopping List by raw foodie Sarah Lea

October 26, 2012 – 9:04 pm |

Thank goodness it’s Friday! The cupboards gape mournfully and the fridge gets a makeover. I’m so thank-full that I got us to the beginning of another food week, I get all excited and clean the …

Be prepared by raw foodie Sarah Lea

October 25, 2012 – 6:59 am | One Comment

Be prepared. “Prepared for what?” someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, “ For anything!” came the reply. And even though it sent shivers down me every time girl guide was threatened in my …

Raw Food: Sharing the journey – with Sarah Lea

October 4, 2012 – 8:46 am |

Sharing fantastically-full feasts with friends has helped me to follow a successful path on my journey with raw foods. Finding like minded people on my turned off the main highway kinda life has allowed me …

Raw food: Bit on the side by Sarah Lea

September 24, 2012 – 9:23 pm |

I love having a bit on the side. And so it seems do others. It took me a while to get there but I feel rather saucy. Making extra condiments that only last a few …

Wondering about raw food equipment? Keep it simple, sexy – with raw foodie Sarah Lea

September 17, 2012 – 10:42 am |
Wondering about raw food equipment?  Keep it simple, sexy – with raw foodie Sarah Lea

I swing a stocking around my head when I wake and stroke my blender with love and whisper sweet nothings to it every morning. I thank it for pre-digesting my food for me and for …

Raw birthday – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

September 10, 2012 – 3:34 pm |
Raw birthday – by raw foodie Sarah Lea

Birthday season is officially over. In my family’s nest that is. Party number five done and dusted, with a very happy seven year old as an outcome. Over the course of two days I’ve managed …

Top 10 Happy foods

September 5, 2012 – 7:15 pm | 5 Comments
Top 10 Happy foods

By Tyson Hammond
Eating to feel good is something easy we can do to help our body and mind feel content and enjoy our lives a little more. Staying physically healthy is an essential part of …

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