We're on our way to Ohakune in a couple of weeks, and following the snow reports (http://goo.gl/Vm5tc) with happy anticipation.
We've booked what looks like really great self-catering accommodation at Miro Park (http://goo.gl/qk0HI) at the Station end of town and now I'm beginning to look into the options for eating out in the evening. This is all what we call "voorpret" in Dutch (enjoyment in advance of the fact). So far I've found the two restaurants at the Powderhorn Chateau and the OCR Café, which are all rated highly on Tripadvisor.
Any other personal recommendations gladly received.