Kai in the Bay Festival is shaping up to be an iconic event for the Bay’s summer calendar and the community is coming together to make it happen!
With only a month to go until the festival, Kai in the Bay Festival is pleased to announce the inclusion of major sponsors PricewaterhouseCoopers, Silver Fern Farms and Bank of New Zealand. All of the major sponsors have an important role to play in ensuring that the festival is a success.
PricewaterhouseCoopers are supporting the festival by providing infrastructure. They will also host an exclusive traditional Maori-themed dinner at East Pier for their clients which will be a great way to educate New Zealanders about the exquisite food on our plates.
"PwC Hawke's Bay has been looking for a distinctive regional event to be involved in. This is it - uniquely New Zealand, uniquely Maori, uniquely Hawke's Bay"
This year, the festival is a tribute to the meat industry, so Silver Fern Farms have been invited to be a part. Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand’s leading marketer of sheep meat, lamb, beef and venison, exporting to more than 60 countries. The cooperative company is owned by farmer shareholders throughout New Zealand and employs 7000 people at peak season, across its 21 processing plants.
Throughout the day there Silver Fern Farms’ professional meat cutters will be carrying out beef and lamb boning demonstrations. The meat will be then be cooked for the audience to sample and enjoy. An historical pictorial exhibition will give festival-goers the opportunity to gain an insight into the industry.
Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive Keith Cooper says the company is delighted to be a part of the festival. “As a market-focused company, working to deliver food solutions to meet consumers’ needs, we value the critical role our employees play in making that possible. Being involved in this festival gives us an opportunity to support the community we operate within and will also be a chance to show off some of our new products.”
We are also pleased to announce Bank of New Zealand’s involvement in the festival. Not only can you purchase tickets via Ticketmaster, East Pier and Big Noise Audio but you can drop into your nearest BNZ store in Hawke’s Bay to learn more about Kai in the Bay and purchase tickets to attend the festival.
”We at Bank of New Zealand are very excited about supporting the Kai in the Bay festival. We believe the focus on health is a great initiative, and have been very impressed by the work and enthusiasm of Henry Heke, Rob Whaitiri & Christine Shanahan. Our support fits in well with our goal to continue to help Hawkes Bay Businesses, our Community and the Families within it”
Food stalls on site will include pre-European foods such as traditional whitebait fritters. There will be mussel chowders made by local marae available in the contemporary food stalls. A selection of gluten free breads and muffins will also be available to enjoy courtesy of Fresh n Healthy based in Havelock North.
In the outdoor wild food section, there will be ‘pig on the spit’ provided by the deer hunting club and huhu bugs for connoisseurs with more adventurous tastes in food.
Local celebrity chefs including Anne Thorp, Jeremy Rameka from Pacifica Restaurant and Damien Peeti from Providore will participate in “Kia tere kai” 30-minute cook offs. They are busy planning meals that include alpaca and mutton bird cooked on the Fisher and Paykel supplied kitchen.
It’s not too late for local chefs and stall exhibitors to be involved. Those wanting to participate have until Labour Weekend to register interest. Head to www.kaiinthebay.co.nz or contact the organizers direct. Registrations are accepted on a first come first received basis and we have exclusive food categories to ensure there are no double ups on food providers.
“We are overwhelmed by the interest of the local community who are supporting Kai in the Bay Festival. All sorts of businesses have registered to exhibit; be that art, international food, traditional Maori food and health providers,” says festival manager, Christine Shanahan.
Entertainment will also compliment the festival throughout the day. The lineup will be a variety of music. There will be something for everyone’ including kapa haka groups, jazz, dub, Zumba lessons, live saxophone music and singer/song-writers. The lineup will be announced prior to Labour Weekend and will include an after party held at East Pier, Ahuriri, Napier. Tickets for that event are also on sale now and limited to 700.
International Diabetes Week commences on Saturday, November 13, 2010 so there will be a number of health organizations onsite to provide health advice and undertake health checks.
”The timing of this event is perfect from our point of view,” said Bayden Barber, spokesperson for He Pataka Hauora Trust which is organizing the event. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase all aspects of healthy living including healthy eating and living well.”
Opportunities to sponsor the festival are still open. Join our proud sponsors Radio Network, Hawke’s Bay Today, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of New Zealand, the City of Napier, Designstudio, Number 9 Marketing + Design, Neocom, Accomplish Learning Services and Silver Fern Farms. Head to www.kaiinthebay.co.nz for more details.
HE PATAKA HAUORA TRUST
The organisation responsible for the event is He Pataka Hauora Trust, a niche provider of administration services to charitable events in Hawke’s Bay with a health focus. It recently formed in order to provide contract and financial management services for the Kai in the Bay Maori and Wild Food Festival and also the Battle for Life Boxing Match. The trustees are Lee Grace (Ngati Porou) who has an accountancy background, Shona Jones (Ngati Kahungunu) who brings a law and policy background and Bayden Barber (Ngati Kahungunu) who has strong health sector experience. In its first year, the Trust will promote diabetes awareness.
Tickets for “Kai in the Bay” are $15 adults are on sale Nationwide through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz. Tickets are also sold through local outlets Big Noise Audio in Hastings, Bank of New Zealand stores in Hawke’s Bay and East Pier.
Bank of New Zealand www.bnz.co.nz
Silver Fern Farms http://www.silverfernfarms.co.nz/
Anne Thorp www.annethorp.co.nz/
Jermey Rameka www.pacificarestaurant.com