Dannevirke's Catching Pen Café has been named the Lower North Island Region winner of the Puhoi Valley People's Choice award, as part of the 2017 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year Awards.

The People's Choice regional awards recognise the most popular café in a region, determined by the highest number of customer votes.

The café with the highest number of votes in the country will receive the National Puhoi Valley People's Choice Award at an event held in Auckland, February 2017.