Conscious Consumer update; Roberto's Kitchen and Green Card; DoC Brochures

Posted 6 years, 10 months ago    2 comments

Update from Conscious Consumers Waikato co-ordinator Lou Belle

 “… our first Conscious Consumer cafe in Raglan- The Shack

19 Bow Street has been a Raglan institution since 1902. The latest incarnation is a relaxed and friendly cafe where you can enjoy delicious coffee and well prepared food. The owners are passionate about supporting local producers and wherever possible they use free range, organic, environmentally responsible sustainable produce and socially responsible suppliers. Badges earned: BYO cup, Composting, Eco-packaging, Recycling and Seasonal

Hamilton's newest Conscious Consumer "cafe" - The Provincial Chip Co.

This gourmet takeaway is located on Cambridge Road, Hillcrest. They have hand-cut chips from locally grown potatoes, local, free-range and organic meat in the burgers and house made sauces and chutneys. Badges earned: Composting, Eco-friendly cleaners, Eco-packaging, Free range, Seasonal and Recycling

Help us recruit your favourite Conscious Consumer cafes

If you're in Hamilton East drop in to the awesome Grey Street Kitchen and encourage owners Jake and Michelle to join the Conscious Consumer movement. On the other side of the river, visit the fantastic Vetro cafe on Anglesea Street, where owner Simon just needs a nudge over the finish line to sign up.  Visit these great cafes and let them know you'd love to see Conscious Consumer badges in the window.

Regional Co-ordinator news

....I am very excited (and a little sad) to let you know that I have recently resigned from the regional co-ordinator role to move across the Tasman to return to my family. Thanks for all your support and continued enthusiasm for this wonderful movement! The good news is that my departure means there is an opportunity for another passionate person to fill the role. Stay tuned for that news update!

 …..comments, questions & suggestions on how we can take the Conscious Consumers café project to a new level in the Waikato Region are always welcome. So flick a return email to

Kindest regards, Lou Belle"


Green Card business Roberto’s Kitchen

has a stall every Sunday 8am to 12noon at Hamilton Farmers’ Market – Sonning Car Park, 204 River Road, Hamilton - where he sells his hand made authentic Italian food made fresh daily.

Roberto’s Kitchen suggests to Green Card holders the Lasagna with Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese where every ingredient is cooked separately to have the best flavour and texture.

Buon appetito!

Roberto, Roberto's Kitchen, PO Box 82, Huntly 3740

As well as visiting Roberto's website, you can catch up with him on Facebook.

Green Card holders: remember to mention your Green Card for a discount of 10% on products (Italian and vegetarian: fresh pasta, pizza, tiramisu, gnocchi, biscuits, etc.) sold by Roberto’s Kitchen at Hamilton Farmers Market. More details click here.


DoC Brochures Now On Sale

at Waikato Environment Centre

Level One, 25 Ward Street, Hamilton

Looking for information about Waikato's great outdoors? We're now stocking the following brochures published by Department of Conservation:

  • Beginners Guide to Common Native Trees and Shrubs in the Waikato $3
  • Family Walks in the Waikato $2
  • Priongia & Raglan Tracks $2
  • Broken Hills Recreation $2
  • Coromandel Recreation $2
  • Kauaeranga Valley Recreation $2
  • Pureora Forest Park Tracks $1.50
  • Waitomo & King Country Tracks $2
  • The Waikato Wars of 1963 – 1964 $4



6 years, 10 months ago
Waikato wars 1961???
Waikato Environment Centre
6 years, 10 months ago
Well done for spotted our deliberate mistake. Good to see NZ's school system is still teaching history...

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