The Journal

Cook & Nelson Conversations 05: Rich Johns Okere Falls Café and Craft Brew Store

Cook & Nelson Conversations 05: Rich Johns Okere Falls Café and Craft Brew Store

Rich Johns from Okere Falls Café & Craft Brew Bar (near Rotorua) is this year’s Great NZ Toastie Takeover winner for his ‘Get Smoked, Pickled + Toasted’ creation. We catch up with Rich in a rare moment’s down time to get a little more insight into the guy behind this year’s epic winning creation.

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Cook & Nelson Conversations 04: Mike Murphy, Kōkako Managing Director

Cook & Nelson Conversations 04: Mike Murphy, Kōkako Managing Director

Mike Murphy is owner and Managing Director of Fairtrade Organic Coffee Roasting business, Kōkako. Founded by Helen Olivier and Christian Lamdin in 2001, Kōkako was always committed to organic coffee. Becoming certified, however, was something Mike brought in after purchasing Kōkako in 2007, with the business becoming Biogro and Fairtrade certified in 2009.

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Cook & Nelson Conversations 03: Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip

Cook & Nelson Conversations 03: Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip

Ben Branson is the founder of Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand, gaining inspiration from his family’s 300 years of North Lincolnshire farming heritage, and growing up alongside his two younger brothers, eights dogs, horses, rabbits and guinea pigs.

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Eateries One Step Closer To Top Toastie Title

Eateries One Step Closer To Top Toastie Title

Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover finalists selected. The judges in this year’s Great NZ Toastie Takeover have a difficult decision ahead as 13 outstanding finalists are revealed in the battle for the country’s top toasted sandwich.

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Cook & Nelson Conversations 02: Joe McClure, co-founder McClure’s Pickles

Cook & Nelson Conversations 02: Joe McClure, co-founder McClure’s Pickles

Brothers Bob and Joe McClure can’t actually recall the first jar of pickles they made, having started when they were just toddlers helping their parents pickle during the summer months. The brother’s family were the guardians of a top-secret recipe handed down for generations and held by their Grandma Lala.

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Cook & Nelson Conversations 01 with Nick Brown, owner/founder of Cook & Nelson.

Cook & Nelson Conversations 01 with Nick Brown, owner/founder of Cook & Nelson.

Welcome to Cook & Nelson Conversations, where, once a month we highlight one of our favourite people, be it a local creative / artist / hospo friend or quite simply anyone we think you’ll be interested to get to know more. To kick off the series is Nick Brown, co-owner and founder of Cook & Nelson.

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