Operators announced for new Café/Restaurant
South Taranaki District Council (STDC) are delighted to announce that Helen and Phil D’Ath, and Beth McKenzie, have been awarded the concession to operate a 7-day-a-week café in Te Ramanui o Ruapūtahanga, the district's new library, arts and isite centre in Hāwera.
STDC group manager community services, Rob Haveswood, says, “We’re excited to be working with Helen, Phil and Beth, who are experienced operators through their current venture, Ohangai. Te Ramanui o Ruapūtahanga is a key project in the Hāwera Town Centre revitalisation and having an exciting new café - The Gathering - will make the area even more attractive to residents and visitors.”
Business co-owner Helen D’Ath says the team are thrilled to base their latest enterprise in the heart of Hāwera.
“This exciting venture marks a significant expansion for our team, bringing our innovative approach to dining to this iconic location.”
“We’re delighted to be working alongside STDC as Te Ramanui o Ruapūtahanga provides an ideal canvas for us to showcase the incredible talent present in our region. We see the new space as more than just a café/restaurant; rather it will be a culinary haven where locals and visitors can savour the richness of Taranaki’s food culture.”
“Our menu is a celebration of local producers, and the addition of our kitchen garden produce will add a distinctive touch to every dish, as well as a demonstration of our commitment to sustainability,” she says.
Te Ramanui o Ruapūtahanga is due to open in the second half of 2024.