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The new Whitianga Oceans Festival, brought to you by Whitianga Scallop Festival Inc., will deliver yet another fabulous day centred around seafood, music, beverages and entertainment. The festival will celebrate both the regions, and New Zealand caught seafood as well as our marine heritage as we allow our scallop beds to rest and recover.
This is our sixteenth Festival and will continue to be one of New Zealand’s iconic seafood/kaimoana celebrations.
Join us on Saturday 18 September and enjoy savouring a variety of seafood cooked in a myriad of different ways by renowned chefs, food trucks and local community groups.
The seafood is complemented with an array of local and New Zealand beverages, and you’ll be entertained by live bands, buskers, seafood cooking classes and more.
Click here for the full news story on our changes.
Come and make a long weekend of it in Whitianga.
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The Whitianga Oceans Festival organisers are excited to present some changes for this year's Festival. Last year's event was unable to go ahead due to Covid-19 and this year the traditional festival site is being used for marina development work. Given this, the...
Press release – 19th April 2021 There is currently a rāhui (no harvest) in place for the collection of scallops in the Opito Bay area, and elsewhere in New Zealand. The sustainability of scallops locally and nationally is a priority for Whitianga Scallop Festival...