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A classic kiwi party treat that we all love!


Have a kids birthday party coming up? We are loving this idea of making cute shapes out of our Lolly Slice.


All you need is your favourite cookie cutters and some Coupland’s Lolly Slice, simply cut your shapes out and your party table will be looking fab in no time. Challenge the kids to get even more creative and decorate them with coloured icing, pebbles and sprinkles.


It’s not a kiwi kids party without some Lolly Slice on the table. The sweet malt fudge filled with lots of soft colourful lollies makes it the perfect treat for the kids and don’t forget the sweet toothed adults will love it too.  There may even be some other slice flavours that could work just as well too.


Put some aside, and keep the party going in the kids lunchbox, or for your own afternoon tea the next day!


We’d love to see what fun shapes you can come up with so don’t forget to tag #couplands!

Looking for cookie cutters?  We got ours from Look Sharp.


Do you have a variation of Lolly Cake you’d like us to make?  Submit your favourite things to add and we’ll pass it on to our Research & Development team for review.

The Staff kids Christmas party is a strong tradition for the Coupland’s family and was back again in 2018 at Spencer Park for an action-packed day of fun! This event has been around for over a decade and is one of our favourite events of the season!
The weather turned it on again this year with a warm summer’s day. The party started at midday with an awesome itinerary of games, competitions, food, the fire brigade and of course Santa coming to give all the kids presents!

Lunch was cooked and ready for everyone to dive into before the activities kicked off! For the games the kids were divided into age groups and could compete in the Running, hula hoop, egg & spoon and sack race! Medals were given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each event.

After the games Santa turned up to give all the good kids of Coupland’s a present each! We think this is a pretty special occasion as the children get shown how important they are to our business and we want them to feel special.

Luckily with this hot weather the fire brigade turned up to cool everyone down. The kids ran around and had a big water fight which was surely needed in the heat! Then the day finally finished off with an iconic lolly scramble.
Overall the 2018 Picnic was a success and it definitely made it worthwhile seeing the smiles and laughs on our kids and staff’s faces. We can’t wait for 2019!

The Coupland’s family was proud to open their new Rolleston store on the 25th May 2018.
With Rolleston being one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand it is a very exciting time for both us and the community of Rolleston which we are thrilled to now be a part of.

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At 9am we had the official opening with the ribbon being cut by Founder Ray Coupland, accompanied by the Managing Director Lance Coupland and Store Manager Bev Jenkins. It was a very proud moment making this our 25th store nationwide. It had been 12 years since a new South Island store was opened with Ferry Road being the last back in 2006 and losing 2 stores in the Christchurch earthquakes.
We had a great day with lots of specials and prizes to be won. The Mai FM team set up in the carpark with prizes including vouchers, free soft drinks supplied by Coca Cola, free donuts and of course free coffee. Win Bread for a Year was one of the many promotions that ran during the grand opening, with five lucky winners being drawn on the 24th of June.
The Rolleston store has a vibrant & innovative but warm feel to it, with an easy flowing layout and not to mention our friendly staff. The store offers barista made coffee using Prima Roastery Coffee Bean’s from our local supplier in Woolston..

If you haven’t been lucky enough to check out our new store yet, pop in next time you are out and say hi to our friendly staff they will help find you a delicious treat…we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

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Many of us think that if we won the lottery we’d end up on a beach somewhere, drinking cocktails and being waited on hand and foot. That does sound rather nice, doesn’t it?

We are proud to be a part of more than 1400 Lotto stores all over New Zealand, with 3 stores – Karewa (Hamilton), Carmen Road (Christchurch) and Ferry Road (Christchurch) now offering Lotto Express!

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100% of Lotto profits go back into New Zealand communities

Wairarapa is New Zealand’s ‘luckiest’ region for 2017

Since first draw 30 years ago, Lotto players have raised a
whopping $4.3 billion for Kiwi community initiatives

Lotto players help save native wildlife

Every time you play Lotto NZ games you’re helping raise funding for
important community causes, like Menz Shed

Fancy joining the list of Lotto winners? Play for the next jackpot by visiting one of our stores and getting your lucky ticket. Good luck!

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Tell us what would you do if you won the Lotto in comments below…

It was a wonderful sunny summers day this Saturday!
And what better way to take advantage of a day like that than with a Christmas picnic party?
A Coupland’s Bakeries kids Christmas party is a tradition for over a decade and is one of our season’s favourite event.
This year we had our party at Spencer park and there was everything you could possibly want for both kids and adults at Christmas time – Santa, interactive games, yummy food, fire truck and loads of fun! The highlight of the day was, of course, when the Santa arrived and the kids were each given a present to call their own.

We started our party at midday with 6 awesome cooks making BBQ for lunch. After everybody had some delicious food we continued with interactive games like 3 legged race, jumping the hoola hoop, sack race and passing the egg.
Kids were divided into age groups. They all got some lollies as a reward for trying really hard in each game and of course, the best ones were rewarded with medals for the first, second and third place. In all the games there were also parent involved which made everything more interesting for kids and much funnier.

After running in the hot sun and trying hard in all the games, there was the time for the most interesting part of the whole event, Santa! He came in a big red fire truck and after everybody gathered around him in the shade, it was time for him to give away some presents.
Fire trucks weren’t just for show, but they helped us all to cool down by spraying the water on everybody who got in their way. The kids were running around the big field and laughing their hearts out while they were trying to, at the same time, catch and avoid the water drops.

We don’t know who had more fun that day, parents or kids.
There were definitely a lot of laughter and heaps of happy faces on that sunny festive afternoon. We can’t wait for next year!
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