Food stalls, fundraising and busking
Selling food for fundraising
You can sell food for fundraising without needing to register under the Food Act 2014 - but only up to 20 times in a calendar year. Some common examples here include sausage sizzles, cake stalls and a hangi. You still need to make sure the food you sell is safe and suitable to eat.
Fundraising must be carried out for the sole purpose of raising money for a charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, or cultural purpose. If you intend to personally take any profit from the selling of food you will need to be register under the Food Act 2014, as this would not be regarded as fundraising.
|Unsure if you need to register?|
|If you are unsure if you need to register under the Food Act 2014, go to the Ministry for Primary Industries website and use the 'My Food Rules' tool or talk to one of our environment health officers by calling 07 376 0899.|
Permission for buskers and stalls
If you wish to set up a stall outside a shop front you must first get approval directly from the shop owner and owners of adjacent shops.
Taupō town centre
Towncentre Taupo manages the licences for people wishing to busk, sell raffle tickets, run a street appeal or hold a sausage sizzle in the Taupo town centre.