In The Community

One of our Core Values is to care about the community and the environment. We do this in many ways.


  • Sponsoring Player of The Day rewards for local sports teams, giving the giving a free meal. This year was the Senior Teams in the Upper Clutha Netball Club.

  • Providing prizes for raffles and local fundraising events as requested – for example the raffle for Aspiring Avalanche Dogs in 2018 and 2019, Landsar Search Dogs.

  • Involved in selling daffodils for the local Cancer Society.

  • General manager is actively involved in the Buddy Programme in Queenstown.

  • A major sponsor in money and product for volunteers at the LUMA Light Festival held each year in Queenstown.

  • Erik’s contributes towards Project Crimson – planting native trees in the Otago area.

  • In 2019, Erik’s started a programme with Wanaka Primary School, to encourage children to read chapter books. When the children read five chapter books they receive a free kids meal from Erik’s.
Kids receiving meal

“ I’ve been so impressed with how well this reading challenge is going and how engaged the kids are.”

Melissa Ashby, Wanaka Primary School Librarian

  • We plan to roll out this Reading Challenge to all local schools in 2020 after the successful trial in 2019.

  • The week after lockdown we gave away 100 free meals, on June 5, $5 meals in both Queenstown and Wanaka to anyone who had been made redundant.

  • We donate fish and gluten-free ingredients to Baskets of Blessings(QT) and Food for Love (Wanaka) to cook meals for struggling families.

  • We donate meals to families visiting sick children or families members in the area.

  • Anna Arndt is a Big Buddy looking after a little buddy this year and for the last 3 years. Manager Brenda has just trained as a Big Buddy.
Erik's Queenstown
13 Earl Street
Queenstown
T: 03 441 3474
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur: 12.00 – 8.00pm
Fri, Sat, Sun: 12.00 – 8.30pm
Erik's Wanaka
54 Ardmore St
Wanaka
T: 027 570 5514
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Sun: 12.00 – 8.00pm
Fri and Sat: 12.00 – 8.30pm
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