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Tai Tapu
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The Edible Journey Cookbook takes you on culinary journey from Halswell to Akaroa, integrating a diverse range of local popular restaurants, cafes, food producers and recipes from this special region. The book is designed to become a valuable resource for the area and become a guide for the discerning traveler to experience the Journey first hand.


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This is a unique book that introduces quality recipes from the community, restaurants and cafes while exploring local history and food producers situated throughout the journey of the Banks Peninsula.

There are eight chapters throughout the book each sponsored by a local restaurant, café or food producer. Each has a strong focus on local, fresh, accessible and diverse seasonal food available along the journey. This is supported by over 200 recipes collected from the extended community, sponsors and food producers.

Introducing a fresh approach in food photography by Bron Marshall, a fresh delicious reflection of healthy modern food.
Produced by Tai Tapu School PTA.

We invite you to take The Edible Journey and enjoy a taste of Banks Peninsula.


Every Cookbook sold through Avis Budget Group an amount of $10.00 will be donated to CUREKIDS NZ

What is Cure Kids?

Cure Kids’ purpose is simple. Every single day, they’re driven to find cures for the life-threatening illnesses that affect many of our children.

Cure Kids is the official Charity of Avis Budget Group New Zealand since 2005……and as a company we are committed to do more in supporting this great cause.

Proudly sponsored and supported by the Avis Budget Group

I live in Canada. My daughter has a home near Little River, bought me your cookbook for Christmas. It’s gorgeous. I love the photos & layout & stories, and, of course, the recipes. I also love the fact that it’s printed in NZ. Congratulations ! It’s a treasure and has brought back many happy memories of my last visit there. Thank you, and, I wish you all well in 2014.
— Amber (Canada)

Book Chapters


Halswell and Ladbrooks


Lincoln and Greenpark Area


Motukarara and the Valley
Kaitorete Spit and Birdlings Flat
Little River and Cooptown


Barrys Bay
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