Northern News : February 13th 2013
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Foodies in heaven All smiles: Charlene Corrin, from Kerikeri, and Richard Sherlock from Christchurch, enjoy the sun and good times at the Ocean & Orchard Wine & Food Festival 2012 at Kerikeri. Good times: Edwina Thorne is set to perform at this year's Ocean & Orchard Wine & Food Festival at Kerikeri on February 23. Kerikeri is a food centre. And the third annual Ocean & Orchards Wine & Food Festival in Keri- keri on February 23 is set to prove that. When it comes to food, people in Kerikeri have good taste, organiser Judy Hyland says. And that s why a cul- ture of food and wine has grown up around the town. I think it s the people that we have in Kerikeri, I think it s the sort of people that come to a fes- tival like this, I think it s part of the population that we have here, Ms Hyland says. They appreciate fresh food, they appreciate fresh seafood and fresh greens. Organiser Jan-Marie Thomas says there s so much in a small area . It s concentrated, so it doesn t take you long to get around the vineyards and try different things. Ms Hyland says Keri- keri is a boutique town with boutique busi- nesses. And it s nice to have the community come together, it s nice to have people bring their chil- dren. Oceans & Orchards features 30 vendors including seven local vineyards, specialty beers, juices, coffees, and local restaurants. There are local art- isans providing chutneys and other delicacies. The festival draws a sophisticated crowd to the domain from 11am till 6pm, she says. There is a safe, supervised place for children to play while parents enjoy themselves. And the mood of down- town Kerikeri is heigh- tened for a day. The music in the park is a big part of that, she says. It sets the tone and people like to dance, Ms Hyland says. Maybe we should have called it the Music, Wine and Food Festival . . . Five acts that begin with mellow local jazz and work up to the energy of hard-working Whangarei party band the Furious Three to get people dancing are centrepiece to a day of all kinds of entertainment. Between the acts, oyster eating compe- titions, lemon sucking competitions and other diversions are designed to keep the mood light. There s even a kiwi fruit sculpture contest for the kids. And the Mastercook competition where festi- val goers do their best to impress judges from three Kerikeri res- taurants is bound to be another highlight as are the cooking demon- strations from chefs including Kauri Cliff s Barry Frith, well-known Kerikeri chef Adam Young, and Alan Stew- art. Ms Hyland says the festival has the benefit of being timed with a cou- ple of other great events in the Bay of Islands at the weekend to give travellers to the area another reason to come out. The Be Free Family Day Out -- a concert in the Domain -- is held the next day as is the Hell Hole of the Pacific in Russell, community street theatre which commemorates the past of the once rough and tumble whaling town. Ms Hyland wants Kerikeri to be known as the home of the best wine and food festival around in terms of value for money. Tickets are $20 and children under 12 get in free. If there s a profit, the Kerikeri Business Association will use the money to fund CCTV cameras in the Kerikeri business core. Local food and wine retailers all benefit from the event -- but Ms Hyland says the festival is a boon for Kerikeri restaurants, retailers and accommodation providers as well. Go to oceanandorchard festival.co.nz for more information. Laughs aplenty in Kiwi comedy From the writer who brought you Le Sud, The Tutor, The Motor Camp, Niu Sila and Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby comes the outrageously funny new comedy Kings of the Gym. It s the new school term and Hautapu High is set to rocket up Metro s Best Schools ranking. The only thing standing in the way is a rearguard action led by the old- school, politically incorrect but hugely popular head of the PE department, Laurie O Connor. Laurie s on a colli- sion course with the ambitious new princi- pal, Viv. She can t stand his work meth- ods or his opinions on education; heaven for- bid, he still believes kids should learn that sport is about win- ning! Is it the end of an era for his cosy little empire? Big-hearted, biting- ly satirical and laugh- out-loud funny, Kings of the Gym is the per- fect summer comedy. Written by Dave Armstrong and direct- ed by Peter Elliott, the star-studded cast includes: John Leigh, Bronwyn Bradley, Cian Elyse and Brett O Gorman. Kings of the Gym runs March 7 at 7.30pm at the Turner Centre at Kerikeri. Tickets are $35 for adults, senior citzens, students and groups of six or more are $32. Call 09 407 0260 or 0800 200 411 orgoto turnercentre.co.nz for tickets.
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