We LOVE our Sponsors!


Every Local Wild Food Challenge is comprised of a lot of components to make a successful event.

One of the most important tasks for me is to organize sponsorship for these Challenges. Our Sponsors provide fantastic prizes & valuable support.

Thanks to them, each year contestants entering the Local Wild Food Challenge compete for, & take home $30,000 worth of prizes. Merchandise, equipment & services.

In the next year, we’re really hoping to attract more sponsorship especially with regard to infrastructure & event running costs. We hope to offer more in depth profiles of sponsors & their brands using video, text & photographs on our site & social media.

Also high visual exposure at the events & links to their websites from our sponsor pages & broad exposure to anyone joining to support Local Wild Food Challenge worldwide.


Local Wild Food events are by the people & for the people.

They promote an understanding & respect for local environment & resources, community & good real food. Without our sponsors these events wouldn’t be possible so thank you to all our existing sponsors & please get in touch if you or your business /organization would like to get involved with LWFC across the globe.

Check out the video below for some


Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Waiheke Island, New Zealand – Local Wild Food Challenge


I’m stoked to have teamed up with our new mates on Waiheke Island. Having a Local Wild Food Challenge in the north of the country is something we have wanted to do for ages. The Waiheke crew headed by Willow Rowntree were so enthusiastic about holding one of our events up there, I headed to the island to check out the area, venue & people.

Glad I did too! I was treated with real warmth & generosity.

Willow showed me around some of the island, stopping off to chat with people from all walks of life. The venue for the first Local Wild Food Challenge Waiheke is ‘Wild on Waiheke’, home to the islands only brewery & Skeet & Archery ranges www.wildonwaiheke.co.nz



Wild on waiheke

They operate a restaurant & garden bar with facilities for groups both local & tourists in beautiful surroundings of vines & fields.

We spoke with locals crushing grapes, preparing food, talking fishing & hunting & tending their veggie plots.

All were charged up about the idea of having a Local Wild Food Challenge event in their community.

This kind of enthusiasm is what I thrive on & feel that the Waiheke addition to our calendar will be a really positive, exciting & educational experience.