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This region stretches from Kaikōura in the north to Aoraki/Mount Cook in the south, and includes coastal fishing waters to alpine pastures, with the plains created from the Southern Alps in between. Traditionally, it was major crop and pasture country, but in more recent years, there has been diversification to include other types of food as well as wine growing and malting barley for beer.

There are over 2,000 hospitality businesses in this region as well, so there are plenty of options to taste the final product and a growing number of ways to find and enjoy food at its source.

Canterbury's temperate climate epitomises the four seasons, with snowy winters, soft green springs, warm summers and long, abundant autumns. Each season has its food favourites - spring lamb, dairy and asparagus, summer new potatoes and berries, autumn fruits and game and winter kaimoana (seafood) and seaweed.

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  • 6 Elgin Street
  • Christchurch
Hello Sunday Cafe. This beautiful old building began its life as an 18th century place of community…
Cuisine Magazine
  • 48 Hereford Street
  • Christchurch
Inati, a place that invigorates dining with a sense of excitement and theatre. A place that is not…
  • Sundays
  • 12.00am – 4.25am
The Kaikoura Farmers‚Äô Market is about fresh local food, community and sustainability. It runs…
  • Browns Rock Road
  • Oxford
Goat farm/dairy and cheese room. Open days and tastings TBA (seasonal).
  • Saturdays
  • 10.00am – 1.00pm
Lyttelton Farmers Market happens every Saturday from 10am to 1pm on London Street, Lyttelton. It has
  • 10 Mar 2019
The North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival is one for laid back lovers of the finest things in life.…
Restaurant Association
  • 28 Cathedral Square
  • Christchurch
Welcome to O.G.B, we're a speakeasy style bar, cafe and restaurant in the Old Government Buildings
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