Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Harvest time on the Peninsula

Harvest time on the Peninsula

Forget Master Chef and the Great Food Race - when it comes to producing great food, Akaroa is the place to be! The third Akaroa Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday April 12, showcasing the abundance and diversity of produce grown on the Peninsula. There’ll be the popular jam competition, entertainment from the Epic Entertainment girls, great music from talented locals and a classic cake auction to raise money for the Akaroa Hospital rebuild.

Akaroa District Promotions Officer, Hollie Hollander, says the festival recognises and celebrates the Peninsula’s reputation as a regional food bowl.

“The diversity and variety of what we produce on the Peninsula is amazing. Not only do we have award-winning products like olive oil, wine, seafood and beef and lamb, cured meats and preserves and nuts we also have lots of food-related businesses adding value to our natural products. The Harvest Festival brings it all together; it’s a wonderful celebration of food, innovation and creativity.”

As well as ‘old favourites’ like Akaroa Lavender, hot lime pickle, seafood plucked from the harbour just hours before opening, French crepes and Barry’s Bay cheeses, this year sees the introduction of a classic cake auction. The kitchens of renowned chefs Peter Gordon and Richard Till will produce masterpieces for the event, along with local chefs from Vangionis and the Akaroa Cooking School.
And the Akaroa Harvest Festival is not just about food – it’s also about family and having fun - with live music and food-themed activities (think egg-and-spoon and potato sack races) for the kids.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The plan is the second component of the Party’s environmental priority this election: Rivers clean enough to swim in again, and beaches safe from oil spills.

The Green Party loves New Zealand and will create a cleaner environment where our beaches remain open for swimming, not closed for oil spills.

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling;
2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping;
3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and
4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news