Posts Tagged ‘ The Firepot Cafe ’

In the kitchen at the Firepot Cafe

Nov 26th, 2018 | By
The Firepot Cafe

It’s two years this month since Carmen Ko took over the Firepot Cafe, with her wife Yupin. It’s been just great, she tells N8N’s Annette Taylor.  This story featured in Home Range magazine recently. “I really love Gordonton,” says the Firepot Cafe’s Carmen Ko.  “There’s a warm feeling here. I love the locals. Some come

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Pick of the crop

Aug 21st, 2018 | By
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Gordonton’s Zealong Tea Estate has been visited by royalty –  King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u of Tonga were shown around the estate and then treated to a five-course meal.  The royal couple were gifted some premium New Zealand-grown tea to take with them.     A visitor to Cornerstone Alpacas fell in love with

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Gordonton – the opera

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

One from the vaults – Number 8 Network’s Annette Taylor spent a day talking to folk in and around Gordonton for a special feature in the Waikato Times. Photographer Donna Walsh accompanied her and the piece ran in August 2009. Here it is again, with some extra comments as well.   SECONDS AFTER Donna Walsh

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Firepot’s Michele moves on

Oct 17th, 2013 | By

It truly has been a wonderful eight years, says Firepot cafe owner Michele Bishop, as she prepares to face new challenges. Last Friday the Gordonton café officially changed hands, with senior staff member Emma Brown becoming the new owner. “We’re just delighted it’s Emma who is buying it. She’s a really smart lady, she has

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Hot stuff at Firepot

May 23rd, 2013 | By

EVERYTHING was just perfect at The Firepot Cafe on Friday night. Friends were visiting from Christchurch and we wanted to show them a Good Time. Not many years ago, that would have been a challenge in Gordonton, the options being somewhat limited to fish and chips, and not even that more years back. Somehow we

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Loving the Firepot

Jun 11th, 2012 | By

After a hard day’s work Kylie Gunter likes nothing better than comfort food. Kylie is head chef at Gordonton’s Fireport Cafe and says after 10 or so hours in the kitchen she’s not that keen on cooking at home. “Usually my partner makes dinner, otherwise I’ll make comfort food; toasties are great.” From Whakatane originally,

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