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Note: While every effort is made to make these events listing accurate, mistakes and changes do happen. Please contact the person or organisation running the event to confirm times and locations. If you do spot any errors, please let us know.
−Auckland “Be my vegan valentine” @ Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Hotel6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Be my Vegan Valentine” – Vegan Dinner at Hectors Restaurant in Auckland
Celebrate with your loved one over a vegan three-course dinner and glass of wine for just $55 at Hectors restaurant in the Heritage Auckland. Vegetarian cuisine award winner executive chef, Jinu Abraham, will present a delicious dinner perfect for vegan and vegetarian diners.
The menu includes a chilled green gazpacho with orange blossom tomato and seaweed caviar entree, crumbed artichoke with fennel and mushroom in filo, topped with peppercorn custard and almond sauce, followed by molasses roasted pineapple, coconut mousse and passion fruit sorbet dessert.
Hectors is set under a sun lit seven story atrium in the delightful Deco Heritage Auckland on Hobson St. The hotel was the first in New Zealand to bring vegan dining into the mainstream and has a vegan lobby cafe and a proportion of Hectors restaurant menu is plant based suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Call 09 9797434 for bookings or visit www.heritagehotels.co.nz+6:00 pmAuckland “Be my vegan valentine” @ Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Hotel
−Whangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Vegans and vegetarians meet casually at Indulge Cafe in Cameron St on Saturday mornings at 9.30am. The word is out that if you pop along to the cafe after visiting the Growers Market or shopping the chances are (but no guarantee) you will find some vege folk there.The cafe provides a few vegan food items too.+10:30 amWhangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe
−Wellington Cooking Classes6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The menu for the class is one of these below. The ingredients and copies of recipes and drink will be provided with a full course meal in a banquet setting. All this is included in the price of $39 per person.
Group bookings get Indian dessert with the meal.
- Spicy potato stuffed roti, with rajasthani tomato chutney, and cucumber yogurt raita with roasted cumin.
- Roasted eggplant curry with chapatti or roti, tuar dal (yellow split lentil), and Basmati rice
- Shahi Paneer, with garlic and paneer naan, and cumin jeera basmati rice (cottage cheese with rich creamy cashew gravy). Also the class will be taught to how to make fresh paneer.
- Palak paneer (creamy spinach with cubes of paneer), jeera rice and sweet semolina pudding. Also the class will be taught to how to make fresh paneer.
- Vegetable samosa with mint-coriander yogurt chutney and tamarind sauce. Masala tea.
Each class size is limited to 5 people (allow for up to 3 hours). Bookings in advance are required. So come along and enjoy fun and social evening out. Feel free to BYO.
The place is 18 Harrison Street, Brooklyn, Wellington. There is plenty of parking outside.
Let me know if you don’t want to receive class updates.
Here is my website for more info www.indiancooking.wix.com/sheila
Also on Facebook page www.facebook.com/indiancookingclasses+6:00 pmWellington Cooking Classes
−Wellington Vegan Camp at Otaki Forks Camp Ground9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Welly Vegans are doing a two day camp 22-23 February at Otaki Forks Camp ground – contact Hannah Lessells firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested for more details.+9:30 amWellington Vegan Camp at Otaki Forks Camp Ground
−Otaki Black Sheep Sanctuary Working Bee10:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is having a Working Bee on 23rd February (or 24th if wet) from 10am if anyone was interested in going to Otaki to help out at the Sanctuary.
Working Bee plan:
10 – 11am Meet the animals and guided sanctuary tours
11-11.30 Morning tea
11.30-1.30 Morning working bee
2.30- 5.30 Afternoon working bee
Some of the tasks for the working bee are: Making a hard base for the pigs to protect their hooves in winter, building yards to facilitate the care of sick animals, working on the wild cat zones, building a concrete trough system for the pigs, clearing more gorse and blackberry, thistles etc, fencing
Please bring clothing for all weathers, gumboots, sunblock, and vegan treats. We will be providing a yummy vegan lunch! Please RVSP to email@example.com for directions and so we have an idea of numbers.+10:00 amOtaki Black Sheep Sanctuary Working Bee
−Whangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe10:30 am – 12:00 pm+10:30 amWhangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe
−Wellington Walk in Belmont Regional Park2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet at 2pm Dry Creek entrance near SH2 and SH58 intersection (Western Hutt Road and Haywards Hill Road.) Manor Park Train Station is the closest train station. The park entrance is a 10 minute walk. (http://www.gw.govt.nz/belmont/)
The breathtaking views and bush-clad valleys of Belmont Regional Park make it a favourite open space for walking, running, mountain biking and horse riding. Located in the hill country between Porirua and the Hutt Valley, the park features the historic Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition stores and the original main coach road from Wellington. Boulder Hill has sweeping views over Porirua Harbour, the Lower Hutt valley and the remnants of ancient boulder block fields.+2:00 pmWellington Walk in Belmont Regional Park
−Auckland Albany Indian Dinner7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come along to the North Shore Vegetarian Group dinner at an Indian Restaurant in Albany. Enjoy a relxed night with like minded people.+7:00 pmAuckland Albany Indian Dinner
−Auckland – Active for Animals, for kids.6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We are kicking off with our first A4A of 2013 on Tues 26th Feb @6.30.
We are doing welcome back games and cooking that night.
The cost is $7.
Thanks and hope to see you there.
Please RSVP to Jasmine at the email address below.
Jasmine, Amanda, Bridget and Natalie
Active for Animals
website: www.active4animals.org.nz+6:30 pmAuckland – Active for Animals, for kids.
−Dunedin Veg*an = Healthy? Panel discussion on veg*an nutrition @ The Practice Room, 1st floor OUSA Clubs and Socs/Recreation Building7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come along and hear Dr Anne-Louise Heath (Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Nutrition) and Christina Keys (Canadian Registered Holistic Nutritionist) talk about vegan and vegetarian nutrition. Format will be brief talks from these nutrition experts followed by 20-30 minutes for questions.+7:00 pmDunedin Veg*an = Healthy? Panel discussion on veg*an nutrition @ The Practice Room, 1st floor OUSA Clubs and Socs/Recreation Building