It’s exciting to be hosting our first post lock-down dinner during Matariki. We wanted a dinner that was authentic, affordable, BYO and delicious. We asked around and Sri Pinang was the clear favourite. Angie, the owner is putting together a feast for us – she can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten free – so when you book let us know if any of these apply to you.
Places are very limited, so you will need to pay in advance to confirm your seat at the table..
Date: Thursday, July 16th at 7pm
Cost: $40 per person plus corkage ($3 wine and $1 beer)
Click the link to read what people have to say about Sri Pinang. (Its great stuff.)
Payment details will be provided when you book. (Sold-out)





Matariki – Maori New Year – From Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year. Matariki literally means the ‘eyes of god’ (mata ariki) or ‘little eyes’ (mata riki). According to myth, when Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatūānuku, the earth mother, were separated by their children, the god of the winds, Tāwhirimātea, became so angry that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens. Read more

Rescue Fish
There have long been concerns over the fairness and effectiveness of the fishing quota system in New Zealand including its impact on local fishers and their livelihood.

Not-for-profit group LegaSea has put together a proposal called Rescue Fish that it says would overhaul a “broken” QMS and stop the depletion of fish stocks. Its an important initiative – you can read more here


Terra Madre 2020 is happening in Aotearoa New Zealand!
Exciting news from the international team.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will go ahead in 2020, with a new and profoundly different dimension in response to Covid-19. For six months starting from October 8, the event will involve the 160 countries of the Slow Food network through a mix of digital technology, diffuse physical events and innovative formats.

The most important event dedicated to good, clean and fair food, the environment and food politics organized by Slow Food, the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin will not be stopped, and reaffirms its commitments to shaping the future of food