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2021 Whitianga Oceans Festival ticket holders

2021 Whitianga Oceans Festival ticket holders

Whitianga Oceans Festival deferred to 2022 Hello to you all who have purchased a ticket for the Whitianga Oceans Festival. We have the extremely disappointing, but perhaps not unexpected, news that we are unable to run the festival on Saturday 18th September this year...

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Whitianga Oceans Festival deferred to 2022

Whitianga Oceans Festival deferred to 2022

It is with huge disappointment that we, Whitianga Oceans Festival Committee, have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Whitianga Oceans Festival, scheduled for Saturday 18th September. The impact of Covid-19 and the unknown period in which the nation (or...

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Food trucks and more…

Food trucks and more…

Adding to the our community groups are great food trucks and stalls. You'll try different seafoods served in many delicious dishes. Whether it be from The Paella Pan who always add in plenty of seafood or Yummy Thai with their delicious spices.  Hana...

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Delicious treats from our fund raising groups

Delicious treats from our fund raising groups

We've just about confirmed all of the fabulous food stalls that will be at the Festival cooking up delicious morsels for you to try. This community event is a great fund raiser for local groups so you'll get to taste the best fish and chips from the Mercury Bay Area...

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Kōparepare Wine supports LegaSea

Kōparepare Wine supports LegaSea

Whitehaven Wine Company has always had a connection to the sea.  Through its wine label Kōparepare (Maori for gift or contribution) the company now plays a role in the protection, and restoration of New Zealand’s marine environments by donating to LegaSea, an...

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We welcome local artist Vegas Brown

We welcome local artist Vegas Brown

We welcome Vegas Brown to the stage again at this year's festival. Vegas is a gold selling recording artist and a veteran entertainer of 30 years. He and his band have become part of the ethos of the Oceans festival.  The high energy these guys bring is the...

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We welcome AutoMatic 80s to the stage

We welcome AutoMatic 80s to the stage

AutoMatic 80s is New Zealand's leading live 80s experience and we are thrilled to announce we'll have them on stage at this years Oceans Festival.  AutoMatic 80s delivers the smash hits of this unforgettable and exciting musical era. From bands like Human...

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New Venue

New Venue

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...

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The Whitianga Scallop Festival evolves sustainably

The Whitianga Scallop Festival evolves sustainably

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...

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