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Wise Cicada Wins – Most Sustainable Business in Newmarket – Newmarket Business Awards 2017

June 23rd, 2017 Posted by Competitions, Events, Go Organic, The Eco-Friendly Household, The People & Ethics Behind Your Favourite Products No Comment yet

Susstainable Award 2017

We’d like to congratulate all our fellow winners and thank Newmarket Business Association, all judges and sponsors.

On Thursday 22nd June  the prestigious 2017 annual Newmarket Business Awards, was hosted at the Langham Hotel by Newmarket Business Association (NBA) and  major sponsors Bayley’s and Continental Cars.

The independent judging panel consisted of  Andy Hamilton (Icehouse), Anne Norman (James Pascoe Group), Anthony Hoy Fong (Chef), Jayne Atherton (Business Editor, Sunday Star Times – Fairfax), Michael Barnett (Auckland Chamber of Commerce), Michelle Vogt (Mint Consulting), Stewart Sherriff (2degrees) and Wynnis Armour (Armour Consulting). Sponsor judges included Rachel Dovey from Bayleys, and Steve Beaumont from Continental Cars.

NBA’s CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas says the Newmarket business scene is thriving, “We always love these awards, as they bring together some of the best we have on offer in Newmarket. With just under 100 entries and 330 attendees who celebrated in typical Newmarket style on the night, this year was our biggest ever!” says Mark.

The Newmarket Business Excellence Award Winners for 2017:

‘Employer of the Year’sponsored by ANZ: The Mind Lab by Unitec

• • ‘Retailer of the Year’sponsored by Hayes Knight: Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear

• • ‘International Retailer of the Year’sponsored by Westfield Newmarket: CITTÀ

• • ‘Best Innovation of the Year’sponsored by Vector: Tech Futures Lab

• • ‘Best Customer Experience’sponsored by Recognise & Reward: Glamour Boutique

• • ‘Best Bar/ Restaurant of the Year’sponsored by Newmarket Business Association: Burger Burger

• • ‘Best Café of the Year’sponsored by Countdown Newmarket: Cali – All Day Eatery

• • ‘Best Small/ Medium Business of the Year’sponsored by 2degrees: AML Solutions

• • ‘Best Medium/ Large Business of the Year’sponsored by Multi-Media Systems:Vend

• • ‘Young Business Person of the Year’sponsored by Rotary Newmarket: Olivia Vincent – Muse Boutique

• • ‘Most Sustainable Business of the Year’sponsored by SBM Legal: Wise Cicada

• • ‘Newmarket People’s Choice’ Award 2017: Glamour Boutique

• • ‘Newmarket Supreme Winner’ Award for 2017: Tech Futures Lab

 

Cacao Ceremony & Workshop @ Wise Cicada – Saturday 8 July – 6.30 – 7.30pm

June 21st, 2017 Posted by Events No Comment yet

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Do you agree… that everything tastes better with chocolate?

If you’re anything like us, you must like the idea that chocolate can become part of your daily practice… or even better, that drinking cacao can be your daily meditation.

We didn’t think it was possible, until our lives were transformed by the ancient art of drinking Cacao…

Cacao Ceremony and workshop is for you to experience this for yourself, and then learn how to make this part of your life… so you too can have a new daily ritual that transforms!

Are you ready to make your day better with chocolate?

Two hour experience includes:
– Participating in a Cacao Ceremony facilitated by Connie and Lucy
– How to brew Cacao for daily ritual
– How to to connect with Cacao as a plant teacher
– Crafting your own prayer/meditation/invocation to suit your lifestyle
– How to integrate this practice for it to transform your day
– Why Cacao is known as a superfood and the benefits for our body
– History and tradition related to Cacao

Cacao Ceremony and Workshop @ Wise Cicada
July 8th at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
$35 – Register Here

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July School Holiday Activities at Wise Cicada

June 15th, 2017 Posted by Events, Kid's School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada No Comment yet

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BOOK LAUNCH & BUTTERFLY /  FAIRY PARTY    –  SUN 9  JULY

Join our beautiful singing and story-telling fairy Osher River Oriyah and help celebrate the launch of her new children’s book ‘The Butterfly Child’.

Your kids will be treated to music, poetry and story-telling form Osher, we will share some healthy organic butterfly food treats too.

10 – 11am – Sun 9 July – Butterfly Food Platter Cost $5     REGISTER HERE

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MAKE YOUR OWN UP-CYCLED BIRD FEEDERS  –  MON 10 JULY

Encourage more birds into your garden or urban space… we’ll provide everything your child needs to make both a pinecone and a recycled bottle feeder. Organic birdseed provided, of course. Join Shelley and Kerry Leigh.

10-11am Mon 10 July. $10 – Material Fee – Limited to 20 spaces.  REGISTER HERE

 

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KID”S SMOOTHIE BOWL WORKSHOP    –  TUES 11  JULY

Your child will have the fun and satisfaction of making and decorating an organic superfood smoothie bowl of their own served in a coconut shell.

Recipe card and nutrition tips included. Plus a coconut shell to takeaway so they can make another at home.

Tues 11 July 10 – 11am – Cost $10
Maria of Wise Cicada Cafe will host this workshop.

16 Spaces Only – so be in quick to REGISTER HERE

 


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KID”S COOKING CLASS – MAKE YOUR OWN RASPBERRY BLISS CUPS    –   FRI 14 JULY

While you enjoy a coffee in the cafe our chef Azusa will guide your child as they put together the components of our ‘Raspberry Chia Bliss Cups’ (a favourite from our raw cake cabinet).

They can eat one while they are at Wise Cicada then take the remainder home to share.

Ingredient Cost $10 – Limited to 16 spaces – so be in quick. REGISTER HERE

 

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  KID”S DIY JEWELLERY WORKSHOP  –   SUN 16 JULY     (10 + years – younger kid’s welcome with adult)

Join bespoke jewellery-maker Kerry Leigh at a craft table full of fabulous jewellery fixings and she will guide you through some macrame techniques, you’ll have a little fun and make some special pieces to take home.

9.30-11am Sunday 16 July – $20 Material Fee – (For Kids 10 years) (Younger Kids welcome with adult support)

Group limit – 16 people – so register in the link provided to secure your spot REGISTER HERE

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MAKE YOUR OWN MAGICAL WAND   –  MON 17 JULY

Design your own magic wand with Lyn-marie of DizziePixieDesigns, using drift wood, crystals and other magical items.
This is one magical, creative experience your kids will love.

Material fee $10 – Mon 17 July 9.30 – 11am   REGISTER HERE

 
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KID”S YOGA WITH AZUSA   –  TUES 18 JULY

Join our beautiful yoga teacher Azusa in a fun and gentle 1/2 hour yoga routine for kids.

Early Bird – 9am – 9,30am session for younger kids (eg 3 – 6 years) REGISTER HERE
Later Session – 10 – 10.30 am for (6 – 15 years) REGISTER HERE

Limited to 10 spaces per class – so be in quick to register a spot for your child.

FREE EVENT

(NB children younger than 3 are welcome with adult support)

 

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MAKE YOUR OWN ROLLED BEESWAX CANDLES   –  WEDS 19 JULY 

Join Nikki and Shell as they guide your kids through rolling their own natural beeswax candle.

A beautiful natural gift to give others that they have had the creative satisfaction of making themselves.
DIY kits will be available to purchase take home on the day.

Weds 19 July – 10am – 11am – Cost $10  REGISTER HERE

Premratna Performs @ Wise Cicada Sunday 14 May 12-2pm – Mother’s Day

May 11th, 2017 Posted by Events, Uncategorized No Comment yet

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………..Premratna (Sarah Spence) is a singer/songwriter, kirtan artist and yoga teacher. A classically trained singer, her musical inspirations have included living and spending time at ashrams in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. Previously as a singer/songwriter, she used the name Sarah Marlowe.

She is really great and it is a treat to have her perform for us so don’t miss this opportunity – gather your friends for an organic herb tea and a relaxing ‘catch up’ at Wise Cicada while you listen to Sarah.

Sunday 14 May 12 – 2pm @ Wise Cicada

Premratna’s original songs represent space between thoughts when creativity flows. They range from self-inspiration to Sanskrit mantras and lyrics based on sacred Sufi poetry. www.premratnamusic.net

Album https://open.spotify.com/album/1C9sVUpUwh8PUoS1hSGOQi

Seaweed Workshop with Louise Fawcett 24 May 5.30-7pm @ Wise Cicada

May 6th, 2017 Posted by Events, Recipes No Comment yet

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Seaweed Workshop – with Louise Fawcett of Pacific Harvest

Weds 24 May 5.30-7pm @ Wise Cicada – Cost $11.50

Louise is a popular presenter with a wealth of culinary and nutritional knowledge. Join us for a fun evening together and learn how to incorporate seaweed into your everyday diet with confidence.

Topic: why is seaweed such an important food?
During this workshop Louise will explain why seaweeds are so important for our health, especially considering the exponential growth of lifestyle & degenerative diseases. She will also talk about easy ways to integrate seaweed into your diet everyday whether you like to cook or just supplement already prepared meals. This will come with the sampling of a variety of different seaweeds to better understand their individual characteristics & versatility in their culinary use.

Tasting, recipes & information to take away.
Fee: $11.50

Online Ticket Available http://www.wisecicada.co.nz/specials/seaweed-workshop-with-louise-fawcett-of-pacific-harvest.html

– Book with Wise Cicada 09.529.9529

Treat Your Mum at Wise Cicada – Music, Market, Free Treatments – 14 May 12-2pm

May 5th, 2017 Posted by Events No Comment yet

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Treat Your Mum at Wise Cicada – Music, Market, Free Treatments

Sunday 14 May 12-2pm @ Wise Cicada

Bring your Mum along to Wise Cicada on Mother’s Day and treat her with healthy food and holistic gifts in a friendly upbeat space.

We’ll have beautiful live music from talented singer songwriter Sarah aka Premratna – Music & Yoga, special sharing plates in the cafe, free treatments in the bodycare department and sampling from some of your favourite wholefood brands.

Wise Cicada owner, Babak, has a complimentary flower to give every Mum who visits Wise Cicada on Mother’s day.

Looking for Holistic Gift Ideas for Mum? Click Here

Live Well Gluten Free – Hosted by Coeliac NZ – Weds 17 May 6.30-9pm @ Wise Cicada

May 5th, 2017 Posted by Events No Comment yet

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LIVE WELL GLUTEN FREE – REGISTER HERE

6.30 – 9pm Weds 17 May @ Wise Cicada
Free Admission  – Register HERE

Join us for an informative evening exploring how to live well gluten free with special guest speakers:

– Niki Bezzant (Editor-in-chief of Healthy Food Guide Magazine)
– Kath Fouhy (Senior Performance Dietitian at High Performance Sport NZ)
– Bronte Anscombe (Coeliac NZ member & Student Dietitian) .

This event is perfect for anyone who follows a gluten free diet. Topics discussed include a beginner’s guide to starting a gluten free diet and advice on how to live well gluten free.

There’ll be an opportunity to use our newly developed Online Self-Diagnosis Assessment tool to find out if you should get tested for coeliac disease.

Come along for an informative evening and a chance to win a gluten free hamper and tickets to the Healthy Food Guide Live show!

http://www.coeliac.org.nz/  REGISTER HERE – FREE ADMISSION

Wise Cicada cafe is currently in the process of Gluten Free Accreditation with Coeliac NZ

School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada – Rolled Beeswax Candle Making Workshop

April 18th, 2017 Posted by Events, Kid's School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada No Comment yet

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Rolled Beeswax Candle Making Workshop

Sun 30 April – 10am- 11.30am  – $10 Material Fee

Join Nikki and Shell as they guide your kids through rolling their own natural beeswax candle. A beautiful natural gift to give others that they have had the creative satisfaction of making themselves.

DIY kits will be available to purchase take home on the day.

to Book Email shelley@wisecicada.co.nz

School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada – Fairy Craft Party

April 18th, 2017 Posted by Events, Kid's School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada No Comment yet

 

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Make Your Own Aromatherapy Fairy Spray
with Twinkling Fairy Chloe & Magical Fairy Cherilyn

Sun 23 April – 10am -11.30am @ Wise Cicada

$5 Material Fee  – To Book Email shelley@wisecicada.co.nz

Kids can put together their own magical Fairy spray with Chloe at a table decked out with essential oils, crystals and sparkly things while Fairy Cherilyn entertains with songs and magical stories.

Free Earth Paint Natural Face Painting Available Too

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School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada – DIY Crystal & Macrame Jewellery

April 15th, 2017 Posted by Events, Kid's School Holiday Fun @ Wise Cicada No Comment yet

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Mon 24 April – 10am -11.30 am @ Wise Cicada
Sat 29 April – 10am – 11.30am @ Wise Cicada

Join bespoke jewellery maker Kerry Leigh at a craft table full of fabulous jewellery fixings and she will guide you though some macrame techniques, have a little fun and create something special to take home.  (Adults welcome too)

Material Fee $5             To Book Email shelley@wisecicada.co.nz

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