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Kai In The Bay Festival

Kai in the Bay Festival is a new Maori & Wild food festival happening in the Bay this weekend from 9am - 8pm

Held at the stunning Perfume Point, Ahuriri, Napier this Saturday November 13, 2010

Celebrity chefs Jeremy Rameka from Pacifica Restaurant, Anne Thorp from the Food Channel, Rex Morgan from Wellington's Boulcott Street Bistro  & Damien Peeti will be there to cook signature dishes.

They will also be challenged to a half hour fun "Ready, Set, Cook" alongside local MP's and sporting celebrities.

It's a family affair with kids under 15 years free and a dedicated kids zone that includes food & health related competitions.

Smoke & alcohol free, all money raised this year will promote diabetes awareness. The festival hopes to have a positive impact on the community by addressing lifestyle & eating patterns.

Taine Randell is our patron of the HE PATAKA HAUORA TRUST.

An exclusive Maori themed dinner at East Pier for guests of Pricewaterhouse Coopers will mark the start of a food themed weekend.

And for the public Kai in the Bay begins from 9am on Saturday with a powhriri to welcome everyone. It's a unique opportunity to see a Maori welcoming ceremony so be there early.

There are 30 confirmed food stall holders which range from traditional Maori kai like Rotten Corn, huhu grubs, to wild food like pig on a spit and venison & mouthwatering oysters, mussels and the like. There's even a small international food section that we hope to grow in future years.

Learn about ancient plant techniques from Maori elders in the demonstrations tents and all signs will be bi-lingual.

There will be free entertainment all day by artists such as The Harmac Collective, Pouet, Tim Phin, Aaron Edwards and more.

It's a tribute to the meat industry this year so Silver Fern Farms will host boning techniques on beef, venison & sheep and serve up samples on their BBQ afterwards.

Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster, local Bank of New Zealand Stores, East Pier, Ahuriri & Big Noise Audio in Hastings or there are gate sales on the day. Kids under 15 are free - adults $15.

Please spread the word, we hope to see you there.

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