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British Army issue ration biscuit made by biscuit manufacturers Huntley and Palmers
Display of household consumer goods, mainly food, 1975
A 1915 menu on a pre-war Union Company card. This was almost certainly for officers.
Sir Edmund Hillary discussing eating and weight loss on Antarctica.
Gannets – served as 'Goose pye' –  were used for James Cook's first New Zealand Christmas meal.
Christmas in New Zealand is less about snow and sleigh bells and more about sun, sand and backyard barbecues. Over the holiday season we explore the Kiwi Christmas experience – from Abel Tasman’s first New Zealand Christmas in 1642 to the declining reign of the Queen’s message
Mobile cookers were able to provide simple hot meals to soldiers in the support trenches within 1000 metres of the front line.
These slides show New Zealand soldiers close to the front line enjoying hot meat pies, courtesy of funds provided by the Otago Patriotic League.
A range of commemorative items and souvenirs were produced to celebrate the All Whites’ appearance at the 1982 World Cup finals, including this ‘NZ World Cup Soccer Team’ biscuit tin. Those featured are: back row (left to right): Glenn Dods, Billy McClure, Brian Turner, Sam Malcolmson, Peter Simonsen, Dave Bright; middle row: John Adshead (coach), Keith Mackay, Grant Turner, Richard Wilson, Frank van Hattum, Ricki Herbert, John Hill, Kevin Fallon (assistant coach); front row: Duncan Cole, Allan Boath, Steve Sumner (captain), Bobby Almond, Adrian Elrick, Steve Wooddin; insets: Barry Pickering (top), Wynton Rufer.
The daily tasks of life went on despite the hellish conditions of the Western Front trenches.
Refreshments are an essential and often talked about part of any train journey.
For many years the scramble for refreshments at railway stations was one of the central rituals of New Zealand life. In 1946 the Refreshment Branch served more than nine million travellers.
Hear an excerpt from a radio documentary about the North Island main trunk line.
As an alternative to the refreshment room crush, in 1928 New Zealand Railways introduced these luncheon hampers on main trunk expresses.
Canned foods, first produced in the nineteenth century, have been an important convenience for New Zealand cooks, despite an emphasis on home gardens and orchards for much of the twentieth century.
Aunt Daisy gives her Beetroot Chutney recipe in this recording from a February 1950, ZB morning show.
School children enjoying their daily apple
The menu for the French Maid Coffee House, 1940s
Interior of Suzy's Coffee Lounge, Willis Street, 1960s.
Radiant Living banquet, Christchurch, 1950s

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