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Whitianga Oceans Festival is back!

Having not been run since 2019, one of New Zealand’s Iconic Food and Wine festivals is now back - the Whitianga Oceans Festival! The date is set for Saturday, September 9 with its stunning location locked in, The Esplanade by the Whitianga Marina. The festival brings a number of delicious food options, beverages, high profi le NZ celebrity chefs, NZ musicians and a selection of top NZ performers - it’s a recipe for a great day out. Brought to you by Whitianga Scallop Festival Inc, the team behind the festival are gearing up for this year to be the biggest festival yet. With tickets limited and selling fast, it’s time to grab your mates and make a day of it! Tickets available from the offi cial website, “I am so excited to be bringing back one of NZ’s favourite food and wine festivals which celebrates our local seafood, music and good times in the Mercury Bay. This long-standing event provides a muchneeded boost for our local economy with many in our community participating in some way to make this happen. We are back at our old waterside venue right beside the Marina. So, join us and celebrate our seafood, watch our celebrity chefs getting creative, try the range of seafood creations you can purchase from the stalls throughout the festival and enjoy it all at our stunning setting of the Whitianga harbour. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for you in 2023.”


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