To all the contributors of the book Volcanic Kitchens, come and join us.

 I thought an update of what is happening would be timely. After the turmoil of port strikes, problems with delivery and distribution of our book it is great to see we are now 5 months down the track and all is going well.. The feedback has been great, and people are all commenting on your lovely recipes!


Te Whakapono Health Trust are selling the book around town as a fundraiser for new renal dialysis machines for the Mahoro unit. Anyone wishing to support the Trust and purchase through one of their distributors, these include; NZCU, RAVE, Picnic Cafe, Vetro, Okere Falls Cafe, Waikite Thermal Pools, their books all include a lovely book mark about Maharo. The dialysis machines have a 5 year life span so fundraising for replacement machines is on going. The Trust will have raised in the vicinity of $8,000 through book sales so far. The Trust is also looking at hosting an evening in November with cooking demonstrations – would anyone be interested in participating and cooking their recipe from the book?

 Lakes Rotary have also been selling the books towards funding their Breakfast in Schools programme. They have raised around $1,500.

 The Professional Real estate held an auction for Child Cancer and auctioned off one of the first books for $175.00.

We are really pleased that nearly $10,000.00 has gone into the community so far.

 Once again, we would like to thank you all for your support.

Henri & Gerhard