Duck Island, the ice cream that originated as an item on the dessert menu at an award-winning Hamilton restaurant, has made a name for itself on the national food stage.Read more
New Zealand’s National Fieldays is an annual agricultural event that takes place in the Waikato region. The four-day event is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, attracting around 130,000 visitors annually.
Wide array of culinary talent cuisine on show at Fieldays 2022
Food innovation and the finest New Zealand ingredients will take centre stage when a line-up of renowned celebrity chefs turn up the heat in the Fieldays Kitchen, debuting online on Fieldays TV from 30 November, coinciding with the start of Fieldays at Mystery Creek.
Hamilton boutique encouraging ethical sustainable fashion
Found is a boutique retail store located in Hamilton specialising in clothing and homewares from ethical and sustainably conscious brands.
Making a feast
Denise Irvine talks to Vicki Ravlich-Horan and Julia Clarke about putting Feast on the Waikato’s Easter table The motivation is simple: run a key event at Easter that celebrates the Waikato’s amazing food and producers, make it a joyous occasion that builds pride in the region. The challenge is harder: find the money, the sponsorship, the people, places and producers to make it fly.
Fancy a "Drive in" food truck fix?
Gourmet to Go is serving up a unique eating experience in Hamilton this Friday – food truck meals for ‘drive-in’ pick up.
The summer of events continues
Hamilton’s central city continues to shine bright in 2020 playing host to a series of fantastic events, including Food Truck Friday starting 28 February and Super Saturday on 7 March.
Takapoto Estate Show Jumping
It was an Aussie trifecta in the Gold Tour Final on the last day of another hugely successful Takapoto Estate Show Jumping.
Colourful plans for Waikato's premier street art festival
Eight national and international artists will be painting the town red, and a few other colours, during the fifth annual BOON Street Art Festival in March.
Local appetites grow for Feast Waikato
Foodies rejoice! The regions’ premier food festival is returning for its second year for four delicious days in April 2020.
Cherry Tree cheer in the air
It all began when a Matangi couple noticed people stopping at their gate to admire their spectacular cherry trees. Paul Oulton and Anne Cao are about to host the third annual Waikato Cherry Tree Festival, on September 20-29, at their home on the outskirts of Hamilton.
Waikato showcased in Tourism NZ global campaign
Abseiling into one of New Zealand’s deepest caves, visiting our world-famous movie set and experiencing our magical glowworms are just some of ‘The Mighty Waikato’ attractions featuring in Tourism New Zealand’s new global campaign.
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