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If you’re looking for a hot cross bun in Canterbury, your chances of biting into a dud are low.
Seven of the nation’s top 10 buns are made in Canterbury, according to 2021’s Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun competition, run by the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand.
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They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.
It was quickly dubbed “the big snow” and was the heaviest snowfall in three decades.
“Christchurch teetered on the brink of disaster yesterday as the worst snowstorm in 30 years first paralysed the city, then caused widespread flooding,” The Press reported on August 29, 1992.
Do you remember the big snow?
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.
New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.
We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.
ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.
Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.