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Launching the T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener Awards!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017   |   Linda Taylor

Do you have a gardening superstar at your school?

Garden to Table is stoked to announce the launch of the inaugural T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener Awards. We are on the hunt for the most passionate young gardeners in New Zealand and the most enthusiastic school participating in the Garden to Table programme.

Read more…

Programme Coordinator - Central, South and East Auckland (closed)


Monday, December 05, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

We're looking for a new Programme Coordinator in Auckland to support our Garden to Table schools in Central, South and East Auckland, and be the local face of Garden to Table! This is a 15 hour per week position (excluding school holidays) and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

You will be the key contact person for our schools in the Central, South and East Auckalnd area, and will promote the programme to potential schools and support existing schools with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, events and fundraising, to name just a few!

Read more…

Programme Coordinator role, Wellington (closed)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

We're looking for a new Programme Coordinator in Wellington to support our Garden to Table schools and be the local face of Garden to Table! This is a 15 hour per week position (excluding school holidays) and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

You will be the key contact person for our Wellington Area Garden to Table Schools and will sell the programme to potential schools and support existing schools with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, events and fundraising, to name just a few!

Read more…

Niki Bezzant appointed Ambassador for Garden to Table


Monday, September 26, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

Niki Bezzant, well-known health and nutrition commentator and editor-in-chief of NZ’s top-selling food magazine, Healthy Food Guide, has been announced today as an Ambassador for Garden to Table.

Ms Bezzant is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to our childhood obesity crisis, with New Zealand ranked the third most obese country in the OECD. One in nine children in New Zealand is obese (11 per cent) - about 85,000. A further 22 per cent are overweight - about 170,000.“The recent report from the World Health Organisation Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity is a blueprint for what we need to do.

Read more…

Area Coordinator Role, Northland


Monday, August 22, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

We're looking for a new Area Coordinator in Northland (from Whangarei to Kaitaia), to support our Garden to Table schools and be the local face of Garden to Table! This is a 15 hour per week position (excluding school holidays) and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

You will be the key contact person for our Northland Garden to Table Schools and will sell the programme to potential schools and support existing schools with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, and fundraising, to name just a few!

Read more…

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Do you have a gardening superstar at your school?\n

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Garden to Table is stoked to announce the launch of the inaugural T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener Awards. We are on the hunt for\n the most passionate young gardeners in New Zealand and the most enthusiastic school participating in the Garden to Table programme.

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Entries open today on Tuesday 22 August, and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs for both schools and individuals.\n There will be two categories schools and individuals can enter:

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T&G Garden to Table Young Gardeners of the Year\n

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Finalists for the T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener of the Year will be selected based on their top tips for growing vegetables\n and their passion for gardening. 10 finalists will be selected, with awards for the top five entrants. An award will also be\n available for the T&G Garden to Table School of the Year.

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The competition will be judged by our stellar line up of judges – well-known New Zealand gardening journalist and broadcaster Lynda\n Hallinan, restauranteur Al Brown, Linda Taylor of Garden to Table and T&G’s Executive General Manager NZ Produce Andrew\n Kearney.

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Entries close on Friday 29 September, so get entering!\n

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We're looking for a new Programme Coordinator in Auckland to support our Garden to Table schools in Central, South and East Auckland, and be the local\n face of Garden to Table! This is a 15 hour per week position (excluding school holidays) and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way\n our children think about food.

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You will be the key contact person for our schools in the Central, South and East Auckalnd area, and will promote the programme to potential\n schools and support existing schools with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden\n to Table training, events and fundraising, to name just a few!

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Role Requirements

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You don't have to be a skilled cook or gardener, but you MUST care about good, fresh produce and supporting children\n as they discover a love for the kitchen and garden. You'll be an upbeat problem-solver with a positive, 'can-do' attitude, who is willing to go\n the extra mile. You'll be comfortable working with kids in a classroom situation and with school principals one minute and talking to corporate\n sponsors the next. You will need to be a well organised administrator and be able to work independently.

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If this sounds like you, please take a moment to read the vision, mission and values of Garden to Table, and then forward your CV and cover letter\n to info@gardentotable.org.nz.

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Please click here to download a position description.

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We're looking for a new Programme Coordinator in Wellington to support our Garden to Table schools and be the local face of Garden to Table! This\n is a 15 hour per week position (excluding school holidays) and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

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You will be the key contact person for our Wellington Area Garden to Table Schools and will sell the programme to potential schools and support existing\n schools with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, events\n and fundraising, to name just a few!

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Niki Bezzant, well-known health and nutrition commentator and editor-in-chief of NZ’s top-selling food magazine, Healthy Food Guide, has been announced today as an Ambassador for Garden to Table.\n

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Ms Bezzant is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to our childhood obesity crisis, with New Zealand ranked the third most obese country in the\n OECD. One in nine children in New Zealand is obese (11 per cent) - about 85,000. A further 22 per cent are overweight - about 170,000.“The recent report\n from the World Health Organisation Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity is a blueprint for what we need to do.

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One of the things it emphasises is the importance of food education in the curriculum of formal child-care settings or institutions,” says Ms Bezzant.\n Garden to Table is one of a number of non-government groups who are taking action. Their curriculum-integrated programme is offered in primary and\n intermediate schools and provides children with the knowledge and skills to grow, harvest, prepare and share good food.

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\"It’s an exciting programme that takes a long-term, sustainable approach to food education,” Ms Bezzant says. “It provides children with an opportunity\n to work in the garden and kitchen and shows them where good food comes from, how to grow it, and then how to cook and share it. I am proud to be an\n Ambassador.\"

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Catherine Bell is Chair and a founding trustee of Garden to Table. She is delighted that Ms Bezzant is supporting the programme. \"Niki is well known for\n her sensible approach to food and nutrition, and she understands what we are aiming to achieve with Garden to Table. Her contribution will be of great\n value, and we are looking forward to welcoming her as an Ambassador.\"

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Ms Bezzant is the second Ambassador to be announced for Garden to Table, joining chef, author and restauranteur Al Brown.

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About Niki Bezzant:\n
\nNiki Bezzant is a food and nutrition writer, columnist, media commentator and speaker. She is the Editor-in-chief of NZ’s top-selling food magazine, Healthy\n Food Guide. She is a weekly columnist for the Herald on Sunday, a regular blogger, a frequent contributor to TV and radio and the author of two cookbooks.\n Niki is a member of the Council of Directors for the True Health Initiative; an international group devoted to disseminating and applying what we know\n for sure about health promotion and disease prevention. She is passionate about finding solutions to our childhood obesity crisis, and recently started\n a petition for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

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We're looking for a new Area Coordinator in Northland (from Whangarei to Kaitaia), to support our Garden to Table schools and be the local face of Garden to Table! This is a 15 hour per week position (excluding school holidays) and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

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You will be the key contact person for our Northland Garden to Table Schools and will sell the programme to potential schools and support existing schools with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, and fundraising, to name just a few!

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Role Requirements

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You don't have to be a skilled cook or gardener, but you MUST care about good, fresh produce and supporting children as they discover a love for the kitchen and garden. You'll be an upbeat problem-solver with a positive, 'can-do' attitude, who is willing to go the extra mile. You'll be comfortable working with kids in a classroom situation and with school principals one minute and talking to corporate sponsors the next. You will need to be a well organised administrator and be able to work independently.

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If this sounds like you, please take a moment to read the vision, mission and values of Garden to Table, and then forward your CV and cover letter to info@gardentotable.org.nz.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5 PM SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2016.

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