The New Zealand International Wine Show, New Zealand's largest wine show for 15 years awarded a staggering 291 gold medals this year from 1900 entries. In almost every category the comment from the judges was – “the best overall quality we have ever seen in a wine competition”.
The four Chief Judges, aided by 18 Senior Judges have sipped, swirled and nosed their way through over 8000 bottles of judging samples to identify and award gold.
Many of these Gold Medal Wines are absolute bargains and are now available to purchase online from the North Shore’s most experienced wine retailer – First Glass.
Throwback Thursday: German tourists Andreas and Silke Staehle enjoy the 40 trees on display at the CCS Christmas Tree Festival at the Christchurch convention centre in December 2005.
Have you seen any great Christmas displays in Christchurch this year or know of anyone who has one? Share the details in the comments below.
Foodstuffs is recalling all batches, dates and flavours of its Pams brand Dairy Dessert - the 1.65 litre. This is due to the possibility of the plastic container breaking and plastic pieces entering the product. This could cause injuries if consumed.
The product is sold nationwide in Pak’n Save, New World, Four Square, Gilmours and Trents. This does not affect any other Pams brand products. Find out more here.
Christchurch's roofed 25,000-seat stadium could be ready within five years but the pressure is now on to get it planned and built right.
The city council's long-awaited investment case says a 25,000 seat mostly clear-roofed facility is the best fit for the city, and could be built within the budgeted $473 million, including running costs. Temporary seating was not included but could be added later.
The chosen option would cost $472.7m to build and $485.3m to run over 25 years, of which $343m would be funded by stadium income, with an annual $4.2m council top-up.
Read more about the plan here.