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Root to Tip is on now!

Root to Tip is a nationwide cooking competition for students in year 5 and 6, brought to you by Garden to Table and supported by RaboDirect. The competition is all about using fresh, local produce to prepare a meal packed with nutrition while also reducing food waste. 

What’s involved?

In teams of two, students must create and submit a two course vegetable-based dish for judging. The key is to use as much of the fruit and vegetable they choose and keep waste to a minimum.

Regional heats will be held for students to cook their dish with the winning teams competing at a final in Wellington! 

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What are the key dates?

Entries open
1 May - 12 June 2018

Regional heats
22 and 23 June 2018

Final cook-off
3 August 2018

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Keep up-to-date and win

Be sure to ‘like’ our Facebook page and keep your eyes peeled for updates and announcements.
Don't miss out on your chance to win some great prizes throughout the Root to Tip competition too.

We will be introducing the competitors, announcing the winning teams, and providing some Root to Tip cooking inspiration ideas!

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Why is RaboDirect supporting Root to Tip?

RaboDirect is an online bank specialising in savings accounts and term deposits. We’re part of Rabobank one of the world's largest rural lenders, with a focus on food and agribusiness. Balanced nutrition and reducing food waste are two key pillars of our global strategy, ‘Banking for Food’.


When you save with RaboDirect, 100% your savings helps fund the New Zealand food and agribusiness sector, bringing food to tables here and overseas. You can grow your savings and help Kiwi farmers and food producers to grow too.


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