Mangawhai cafe’s vie for national title
Suffering from election burnout?
Perhaps you’d like to turn your thoughts to a more palatable referendum – the 2014 Cafe Of The Year award.
This year, 1,123 cafes nation-wide have entered the competition and with voting now underway, cafe lovers need to check out whether or not their local favourite is among those registered and give their support.
Mangawhai is represented by two cafes – Mangawhai Deli and Sail Rock Café, both in the Wood St shopping precinct, and they are relying on you, the public, to vote on their performance.
Both cafe owners, Bruce Hart (Deli) and Margaret Fish (Sail Rock) say they are not really into competitions but just ply their trade to the best of their ability and let the public decide, so whether a local or a visitor why not pay each a visit and make your choice?
The Cafe Of The Year competition rewards the winning establishment with a prestigious title, and a Renault Clio RS 200 worth more than $40,000.
Regional winning cafes each receive $1,500 worth of Goodman Fielder products and $1,500 worth of Wattie’s products.
Voting can be done online at nzcafeoftheyear. co.nz. Public voting is open until October 27 when votes are counted and the 18 regional finalists announced. The most votes gained in each of the six regions will then be judged by an expert panel to find the NZ Cafe of the Year.
Cafe Of The Year was launched by the Image Centre Group in 2012. More than 400 entries were received nationwide in the first year. Last year the 660 entries attracted more than 45,000 votes from the public.