Northern News : February 8th 2012
3 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 LAND PLANNING AND SURVEYING 90 Kerikeri Road PO Box 211, Kerikeri 0245 F 09 407 7366 email@example.com Ph: 407 9182 2598141AA 4356006AA READY, STEADY, GO... OCEAN AND ORCHARD We need two budding masterchefs to partner our local professional chefs in the fun Ready Steady Cook competition at the Ocean and Orchard Wine and Food Festival on Saturday 25th February. You and your chef will be given a mystery box of ingredients on the day to create a dish that will wow the local audience who will be judging your performance. One definite ingredient will be kiwifruit supplied by Orangewood Ltd, sponsors of the $500 cash prize for the winning pair. Open to anyone aged 13 and over. Lots of fun! Enter the draw by emailing your name and contact details to Judy at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th February 2012 Big gathering for festival Melon delight: Four-year-old Australian visitor Jayden Schunkel. Exuberant: Dance fun at the festival. Foodies: Crowds enjoyed a wide ethnic variety of tasty delights. Tradition: A 15 metre x 12 metre Hakari Atamira constructed by artist Rau Hoskings. Great sounds: Different bands entertained crowds over two days. Stylish: Left, outdoors coiffure at the festival. Below: Half melons filled with icecream and topping were a favourite. TENS of thousands flocked to the biennial Ngapuhi Festival at Kai- kohe's Northland College last weekend. Since its beginnings in 2004 the festival has grown substantially with new features added to each event. Four pieces of taonga from the Auckland War Memorial Museum made their public debut within Toi Ngapuhi, the arts exhibition. The taonga included a self portrait of Hongi Hika carved on a wooden bust during the chief's first visit to Sydney in 1814, a greenstone mere gifted to Samuel Mar- sden's daughter Mary, and a silver cup given to Tamati Waka Nene from Queen Victoria. The taonga were given a rousing welcome dur- ing a moving powhiri on Wednesday night that celebrated the opening of Toi Ngapuhi. Main stage acts fea- tured experienced vet- erans like Herbs, Ruia Aperahama, the Maori Volcanics, The Howard Morrison Jr Trio, Ria Hall, Pieter T and Tasty Brown from Hamilton. More than 150 stall- holders sold a variety of items from food fund- raising ventures for local marae to the flea mar- ket-type stalls selling t-shirts and goods. There were also free rides and activities for the kids. This included a stage where budding entertainers mixed with some of the more experi- enced to strut their stuff. Festival organiser Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Nga- puhi attributed the event's success to the generosity of sponsors, the large number of volunteers and the num- ber of hours put in to planning. The festival is a key component of the Runanga's strategic plan and aims to bring Nga- puhi together from throughout the country to a central place to cel- ebrate Ngapuhitanga and culture.
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