289 Main Road Lower Moutere
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Upper Moutere
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12 days ago

Riverside Music Festival Line Up

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The countdown is on to a different kind of Festival. Riverside Music Festival promises to be bigger and more exciting and inspiring than ever before!

Sunday, 16th February 2020, Starts 12Midday (gates open 11.30pm). Grab your ticket online here: www.riverside.org.nz... - Gate Sales on the day … View more
The countdown is on to a different kind of Festival. Riverside Music Festival promises to be bigger and more exciting and inspiring than ever before!

Sunday, 16th February 2020, Starts 12Midday (gates open 11.30pm). Grab your ticket online here: www.riverside.org.nz... - Gate Sales on the day strictly cash!

With Kallidad, Rabbit Hole,Tommy and The Fallen Horses, The Twisty Twinz, InsideOut Physical Theatre, Extinction Rebellion, The Rubbish Trip, Climate Change Workshops, Sustainable Market Stalls, Circus Zone, Kids Zone, Water Slide, Pony Rides and plenty more!

26 days ago

Nelson Summer Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet!

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Waiting patiently... for NELSON SUMMER SHAKESPEARE🤩🥰 to come to Riverside. Saturday and Sunday evening, 25th & 26th January!

32 days ago

Shakespeare at Riverside

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Nelson Summer Shakespeare presents Romeo & Juliet. 25th & 26th January.

In the very special surrounds of the Oval at Riverside Community, experience the story of the famous fateful lovers unfold...

Bring a blanket and get comfy for some fine outdoor theatre.

Tickets: Pay What You Decide

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61 days ago

Romeo and Juliet

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25th & 26th January, at Riverside Community, outdoors on the Oval. Pay what you decide.

Following on from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, professional Shakespeare returns to Riverside in January 2020 with a cast including locally raised actors Georgia Chapple and Finlay … View more
25th & 26th January, at Riverside Community, outdoors on the Oval. Pay what you decide.

Following on from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, professional Shakespeare returns to Riverside in January 2020 with a cast including locally raised actors Georgia Chapple and Finlay Langelaan as the star- crossed lovers.

Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we set our scene…

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75 days ago

Yes, We are still selling raw milk 24/7!!!

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Yes, WE ARE OPEN - and not affected by the nation wide shut down of 'non-compliant' raw milk suppliers. You may wonder why we are not among the Ministry's victims...

Well, the answer is simple (but longish): We, at Riverside Milk, have worked hard (think tears, nervous breakdowns, … View more
Yes, WE ARE OPEN - and not affected by the nation wide shut down of 'non-compliant' raw milk suppliers. You may wonder why we are not among the Ministry's victims...

Well, the answer is simple (but longish): We, at Riverside Milk, have worked hard (think tears, nervous breakdowns, bouts of depression, sweat soaked overalls, bleeding limbs etc) to follow the legal framework set up by the government, and to ensure our raw milk is 'fit for human consumption' (as the MPIers like to call it). Whatever we personally think of the regulations, we know that all customers can rest assured, because we are being held accountable every step of the way.

Those of you who have followed us over the years have seen us struggle with MPI regulations around raw milk. We had to upgrade our milk vending shed, buy a chilled vehicle to transport our milk the few metres from our dairy shed to our vending machine, had to employ extra staff to keep the shed scrupulously clean, are asked to pay regular, juicy fees, have to document every step of our being, need to comply with a super stringent milk testing regime and get to entertain all sorts of serious people from all sorts of serious 'human and animal health agencies' (including the Ministry of Primary Industries).

Oh, and then we also had to ask YOU, our estemeed customer, to register your souls away as 'raw milk customers', so that we can contact you if the lab shows a speck of dirt in a milk sample. Funny fact on the side: when we started to follow the MPI rules to register our customers' names and addresses, the MPI got back to us with a complaint of not following the Privacy Act, because we were asking customers to write down their names and addresses (just like they told us to do). Go, figure... (We now have a letterbox to keep your registrations forms safe, until we lock it away in a secret and invisible dimension in our office.)

As a registered raw milk supplier, we are also required to plaster a warning notice almost everywhere the eyes of a raw milk customer may potentially wander. On the walls in the vending shed, on the vending machine, on our bottle stickers, on our flyers, on our online platforms, on all printed advertisement, on our forheads. Everywhere you look, we have to inform you loud and clear about the terrible dangers of raw milk consumption. And let us tell you that it is a truly heart-warming exercise to sell our beloved humble pure milk under similar slogans as cigarettes and hard-core prescription drugs.

Because we are registered with the MPI, any sample returning an unfavourable lab result strikes terror in our hearts. Acute, soul destroying, nail curling, cold-sweat terror is an accurate description of our inner lifes in the hours following such a result. Our staff is running around like maniacs, trying to find the portal through which a speck of dirt may have entered the sample and ruined a whole week worth of work because we are going to be shut down no matter what, and no matter if the result came from a sample taken 10 days before. Our farm manager is glued to his phone, talking to the authorities, justifying at times a result which would be considered utterly insignificant in some European countries. It's madness, utter madness... (Fun fact: Once our sample has been sent to the lab, it takes several days before a result is being communicated to us, because different microorganimsm have to be grown in the lab for a set amount of days - meaning that by the time we receive any information, you will have likely consumed the milk anyway.)

The reality is that raw milk is a living product, teeming with bacteria and microorganisms - good ones and not so good ones at times. It's not sterile, but it's also not something which you need to handle with an ebola suit. Unless you have a compromised immune system or are new to the whole raw milk thing, exposure to some unfavourable microorganisms is not necessarily a bad thing. It promotes a healthy immune system, it can enhance your healh and reduce the likelyhood of requiring antibiotics (that's a good things these days, we reckon). That doesnt mean that we like salmonella, e.coli, campylobcater and all their other friends. We accept that at some stage we may have to deal with the aftermath of a tiny party of microorganism with not so pretty names, and that's ok as long as you are aware of these parties and how they may affect someone with a compromised immune system (that's a not too shappy aspect of the whole MPI scheme). Let's get real here: Our milk comes really straight from the cow. We don't offer you sterile or pasteurised milk. If you want that kind of milk, please head to the supermarket or ask the guys who people keep confusing us with.

So, to summarise this long post: We have invested heaps and loads and tons of energy and effort and resources and money into following the MPI's framework from the very start it existed. That doesn't mean we agree with it, but it does mean we have accepted full accountability for all aspects of our work.

It also means we are unlikely to fall victims to the MPI's current search raids and that we can continue to sell our raw milk to you. Today, we do not need to worry.

Tomorrow is another day...

Daisy (Communications & Marketing Manager at Riverside Community Trust)

Uh oh, better be safe. Here come the precious MPI Warning: 'Raw milk may contain Microorganisms that can cause serious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, the raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degrees celcius for at least one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.'

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140 days ago

Pretzels for Everyone

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Riverside Community in Lower Moutere is offering two more workshops on how to make delicious Pretzels, a South German speciality loved by young and old.

Our last Pretzel Making workshop was filled within hours so you better be quick in registering yourself or your kids.

Kids Workshop, Monday - … View more
Riverside Community in Lower Moutere is offering two more workshops on how to make delicious Pretzels, a South German speciality loved by young and old.

Our last Pretzel Making workshop was filled within hours so you better be quick in registering yourself or your kids.

Kids Workshop, Monday - 7th October, 2pm - 3.30pm, $5 per child
Adults Workshop, Monday - 21st October, 7pm - 8.30pm, $10 per participant

Registrations essential: education@riverside.org.nz

For more info: www.riverside.org.nz...

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164 days ago

Hard Cheese Workshop

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Thursday,
26th September 2019, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Learn how to make variations of swiss style hard cheese, using the same base recipe but with your own take on it. Go through the process of basic cheese making, sample some home made goodies and go home feeling empowered - ready to create your own … View more
Thursday,
26th September 2019, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Learn how to make variations of swiss style hard cheese, using the same base recipe but with your own take on it. Go through the process of basic cheese making, sample some home made goodies and go home feeling empowered - ready to create your own variety of cheeses.

$30 per participant.

Limited number of participants! Registrations are essential: education@riverside.org.nz
For more info: www.riverside.org.nz...

This workshop has been organised by Riverside Education and is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust.

Please note that we will be using Riverside Milk which is RAW milk and may not be suitable for everyone's consumption. The Ministry of Primary Industries advises the following: ‘Raw milk may contain microorganisms that can causeserious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degree Celsius for one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.’

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164 days ago

Pretzel Making - For Kids

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Monday,
16th September 2019, 3:30pm–5:00pm at Riverside Community in Lower Moutere.

This is a floury hands on kitchen workshop - Exclusively For KIDS - with Franka Haeussner, who has many years experience in baking delicious treats, including the doughy european favourite: the pretzel! We will … View more
Monday,
16th September 2019, 3:30pm–5:00pm at Riverside Community in Lower Moutere.

This is a floury hands on kitchen workshop - Exclusively For KIDS - with Franka Haeussner, who has many years experience in baking delicious treats, including the doughy european favourite: the pretzel! We will make a yummy big pretzel each - and eat it of course! Limited to 10 children, so get in early. Children under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.

$5 per child.
This workshop has been organised by Riverside Education and is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust.

For more info: www.riverside.org.nz...

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204 days ago

Riverside Cafe is FOR LEASE

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Riverside Community Trust Board is looking for passionate foodies and vibrant hospitality professional to continue two decades of outstanding Cafe Culture at the top of the south!

Located along Tasman's Great Taste Cycle Trail with tourist accommodation, hire venue and art gallery nearby, … View more
Riverside Community Trust Board is looking for passionate foodies and vibrant hospitality professional to continue two decades of outstanding Cafe Culture at the top of the south!

Located along Tasman's Great Taste Cycle Trail with tourist accommodation, hire venue and art gallery nearby, Riverside Cafe is a thriving Cafe in a 150 year old homestead at the historical Riverside Community.

With Views of the mountains, kids playground, an extensive famed succulent collection, landscaped gardens and beautiful timber joinery, the Cafe has been the meeting point for many locals and tourist alike.

For more info, please visit our website: www.riverside.org.nz...

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219 days ago

Raw Milk Traditions

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Did you know that raw milk has been a food staple in many cultures for centuries? Sometimes it is hard to to remember a time when raw milk was one of the hero ingredients in so many dishes around the world.

As governments put increasing restrictions on the sale of raw milk, many traditional milk … View more
Did you know that raw milk has been a food staple in many cultures for centuries? Sometimes it is hard to to remember a time when raw milk was one of the hero ingredients in so many dishes around the world.

As governments put increasing restrictions on the sale of raw milk, many traditional milk dishes are starting to disappear or being relaced by products made from 'safe' milk, devoid of any beneficial bacteria with taste and texture barely resembling their ancient recipes.

Most kids are nowadays more used to the taste of milk which has been transported all around the country, separated, heat-treated, homogenised, skimmed, sugared, vitamin fortified and filled with artifical flavours than a glass of fresh raw buttermilk, left over from homemade butter making.

Supermarket yoghurt will never be the same as homemade raw milk yoghurt. When was the last time you ate traditional Quark? Or raw milk cheese, matured in French caves?

Let's try to keep the ancient, exciting, adventurous and delicious traditions of raw milk crafting alive in our collective memory. Let's talk about it, try our hands at making some Russian raw milk cheese which we can't pronounce properly, or try local, strange looking specialties made from raw milk when travelling overseas.

Raw Milk is awsome, fun, delicious and safe when you follow common hygiene and food safety rules!

Below are some inspirations from Poland (followed by the Ministry of Primary Industries's safety warning, which we have to mention everytime we praise or sell raw milk): culture.pl...

MPI Warning: 'Raw milk may contain Microorganisms that can cause serious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, the raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degrees celcius for at least one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.'

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209 days ago

For Lease: Riverside Cafe

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If you have ever dreamt of running a cute and iconic country cafe, here may be your chance to realise this dream.

Riverside Community Trust Board is looking for new leasees keen to continue 20 years of inspiring Cafe Culture in Lower Moutere.

All serious expressions of interest are welcome. … View more
If you have ever dreamt of running a cute and iconic country cafe, here may be your chance to realise this dream.

Riverside Community Trust Board is looking for new leasees keen to continue 20 years of inspiring Cafe Culture in Lower Moutere.

All serious expressions of interest are welcome. Find more info here (or click on the link): www.riverside.org.nz...

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209 days ago

Food Garden Design - Workshop

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Spend the day (25th August) with permaculture educator Robina McCurdy at Riverside Community in Lower Moutere and develop the skills to create your own abundant food garden at home.

You will learn how to apply permaculture and organic principles to garden design, select the best site for a … View more
Spend the day (25th August) with permaculture educator Robina McCurdy at Riverside Community in Lower Moutere and develop the skills to create your own abundant food garden at home.

You will learn how to apply permaculture and organic principles to garden design, select the best site for a garden, work with several methods of garden preparation and much, much more...

For more info: www.riverside.org.nz...

This workshop has been organised by Riverside Education and is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust Board

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238 days ago

Cheese Making Workshops in July

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Riverside Education in conjunction with Riverside Milk will be offering 2 Cheese Making Workshops. One for Adults to try their hand at crafting Mozzarella and Paneer and one for the kids in which they will learn how to make the most important ingredient for any good pizza or pasta dish: Mozarella.
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Riverside Education in conjunction with Riverside Milk will be offering 2 Cheese Making Workshops. One for Adults to try their hand at crafting Mozzarella and Paneer and one for the kids in which they will learn how to make the most important ingredient for any good pizza or pasta dish: Mozarella.

For more info: www.riversidemilk.co.nz...

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250 days ago

$2 June Special

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Grab your bottle and fill it up with creamy Riverside Milk for only $2 a litre in all of June. From 100% pasture fed cows, daily fresh and non-homogenised, non-pasteurised.

Perfect on its own but also ideal for cheese making and lacto-fermentation adventures.

Please note that Riverside Milk is … View more
Grab your bottle and fill it up with creamy Riverside Milk for only $2 a litre in all of June. From 100% pasture fed cows, daily fresh and non-homogenised, non-pasteurised.

Perfect on its own but also ideal for cheese making and lacto-fermentation adventures.

Please note that Riverside Milk is raw milk and the Ministry of Primary Industries advises the following: ' 'Raw milk may contain microorganisms that can cause serious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degree Celsius for one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.’

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