Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Wildfoods Tickets Hotter Than Curried Pigs’ Tongue

March 5, 2004

Wildfoods Tickets Hotter Than Curried Pigs’ Tongue

The annual Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is still a week away and tickets are proving to be hotter than one of this year’s new dishes, curried pigs’ tongue, says festival organiser, Mike Keenan.

Keenan says that with less than 2,000 tickets left of the 18,000 on sale through Postie Plus stores and the Westland District Council office, “the sold out signs will most likely be rushed out on Monday.”

“The big problem will be those people travelling who expect gate sales on the day and the locals who always leave purchase to the last minute – sadly, even a gold nugget the size of the famous Big Roddy or a keg of Monteith’s best won’t be accepted as a bribe for tickets.

“Our committee has set a limit this year and we are sticking to it with religious fervour, in order to protect the welfare of patrons as well as Hokitika’s infrastructure.”

Keenan believes the interest this year is greater than ever with added attractions and new dishes set to test the most hardy of dare devil gormandisers who think they’ve been there, done that and then swallowed it.

Several television crews are arriving, some from as far away as Korea on a “believe it or not” mission of sampling fifteen new dishes at the fifteenth festival including magpie pie, marinated hare testicles, bull semen shooters, jellied fish eyes and stuffed seaweed.

“A new initiative is Friday night’s Feral Factor Competition where seven Coasters line up for $1,000 cash to graze through some of the wildest dishes imaginable like silage sandwiches, live grasshoppers and hot venison curry with the ever popular tripe sans onions as a tooth sharpener to get them started,” says Keenan.

“The supporting act on Friday night will be an Aussie/Kiwi woodchopping test for veterans, also on Weld Street, where the stars of yesteryear will give you a thirst just watching them – some have more that 50 years chopping and sawing experience and one competitor is 76.”

Keenan says the long range forecast bodes well for next Saturday in Hokitika with the Met Office West Coast outlook tipping rain mid-week followed by a southwest change and northerlies, some showers in the south and temperatures around 18 degrees by Saturday.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news