New Zealand, Alliance

The Australasian Barbecue Alliance has in conjunction with Gold Partners, Jack Daniel’s, Kingsford Charcoal and Farmlands Mathias International come together to deliver the New Zealand Barbecue Alliance in 2018.

With the strong support of the New Zealand barbecue community and in particular the new Gold & Supporting Partners, the ABA will be able to continue to train a New Zealand based crew to assist in the development of a strong barbecue culture and competition circuit in NZ for the future.

The ABA & NZBA will work together to promote a barbecue culture and competitions that are conducive to their regional variations whilst maintaining a high quality and professional standard of competition formats and delivery.

The ABA Sanctioned 5 New Zealand barbecue competitions in 2017 and is 2018 is shaping up to be bigger and better again with 4 events already Sanctioned for the first half of the year, with more in the pipeline.

Check out the New Zealand Barbecue Alliance website






13julAll Day14Beats, Brews and BBQs

27julAll DayABA Invitational Championship

28julAll DayThe Full Throttle World BBQ Championship


17aug(aug 17)12:00 am18(aug 18)12:00 amSunPork Smoke Off at Kingaroy BaconFest

23aug(aug 23)12:45 am24(aug 24)12:45 amLow N Slow Smoke Off (Gerogery)


14sepAll Day15Kangaroo Valley

27sep(sep 27)8:26 am28(sep 28)8:26 amTamworth Barbecue Festival


05octAll Day06One Mile Brewery BBQ Festival (TBC)

12oct(oct 12)6:19 am13(oct 13)6:19 amSmokin the Downs

25octAll Day27BBQ @ The Bend


02novAll Day03Smoke on the Water – Wodonga

09novAll Day10Claystone Cookoff – TBC