Posted on Mar 25, 2019

In August 2017, at a Rotary Cambridge brainstorming session, it was mooted that a cookbook would be a great fundraiser. That was when Jan was approached and she suggested that a cookbook showcasing the produce of the Waikato region from the Coromandel to south of Taupo.

Rotary is an international organisation that fosters fellowship while ‘doing good’ in the community. This usually involves various forms of fundraising, the proceeds of which are distributed to worthy organisations. 

The result: 160 pages highlighting beef, lamb, chicken, bacon, duck and salami; fish and seafood; cheeses and dairy delights; fruit; vegetables; truffles; nuts; honey; olive oil; tea; unique preserves; and wines and beers. More than 80 easy, appealing, innovative recipes —with photographs — provide gourmet delights that capture the true taste of the Waikato. Plus, there are some entertaining stories about the food producers.


Taste Waikato is the ultimate smorgasbord. An indispensable ‘go-to’ guide for foodies. 

All proceeds to Rotary Cambridge.

Available $39.95 from selected bookstores and through

The book is a major fundraiser for Rotary Cambridge and could be a significant one for all clubs in our district.
Books are available from Cambridge Rotary for $25 each and retail for $39.95 meaning clubs would earn $14.95 per copy sold.
Anyone interested in obtaining copies for their club to sell should contact:
Roger Hill           027 478 6330
Ray Milner         027 481 0777
Bev Heron          027 280 5009 or
Jan Bilton           021 62 7771
Thanks in anticipation,
Ray Milner
President Cambridge Rotary