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Whangarei Fritter Festival


Sat 30 Mar 2013, 11:00am–7:00pm

Where: Northland Events Centre, Okara Park, Okara Dr, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $42.00 ($40.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Child (17 years and under): $15.00
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Child): $87.00 ($85.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Group price 10+: $38.00 ($36.00 + $2.00 fees)
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Be at the first ever Whangarei Fritter Festival on Saturday 30 March!

Enjoy a relaxed family day with great music and a feast of fine wines and gourmet fritters from Whangarei’s finest local restaurants and wineries. Featuring outstanding entertainment from The Black Seeds, Sola Rosa and Batucada Sound Machine plus loads more great talent.

Soak up the music while you sample the wine and food of our district and have fun with plenty of great family entertainment including a giant water slide!

Whangarei’s top restaurants will also battle it out for the inaugural annual Fritter Trophy.

Brought to you by Venues and Events Whangarei, the Fritter Festival runs from 11am-7pm on Saturday 30 March (Easter weekend) at Toll Stadium.

Adult tickets are just $40, Children (5-17 years) just $15 and Family passes are available for just $85 (2 Adults and 2 Children). Children 4 and under are free.
Tickets can also be purchased from the Forum North Box Office.

- The Black Seeds
The Black Seeds originate from Wellington and are successfully led by the vocals of Barnaby Weir and Daniel Weetman. At its core The Black Seeds music is a boundary-crossing sound fusion of big-beat funk, dub, soul, mixed with vintage roots-reggae .

- Sola Rosa
Andrew Spraggon’s work as Sola Rosa has cemented him as one of the world’s most exciting and versatile producers. From a humble, self-released one man project, Sola Rosa has grown to a live collective of international repute. Successfully melding hip hop, reggae, jazz, latin, soul and funk, the group have never sat comfortably in just one box but with Spraggon’s guidance, that restlessness has been channeled into six succinct albums.

- Batucada Sound Machine
Batucada Sound Machine thrives on the festival atmosphere, with a reputation for outstanding live performances. The band’s percussion-heavy rhythm section, blazin horns, chunky guitars, and soulful vocals all fuse effortlessly - to intertwine Brazilian, funk, hip-hop, afro-beat and Pacific-soul influences.

BUS PASSES - For only $10 let someone else take care of getting you to the festival. Buses leave from the following locations and times.

Note: There is not the ability to have child seats on the buses. Children 4 and under can sit on an adults knee but this is the sole responsibility and decision of the adult and neither the event organiser or bus company will take any responsibility for any incident or injury that may occur. Children 5-17 years old must have their own seat and bus ticket as will children 4 and under who require a dedicated seat. All adults must have a bus ticket.

Route 1:
Waipu Cove to Toll Stadium return
Stop 1: Waipu Cove Campground – 10.00am
Stop 2: Waipu Town (Museum Car Park) – 10.10am
Stop 3: Cnr of Marsden Point Road and Ruakaka Beach Road – 10.25am
Stop 4: Ruakaka Town Centre – 10.30am
Stop 5: Toll Stadium – 11.00am

Route 2:
Matapouri to Toll Stadium return
Stop 1: Matapouri Dairy – 10.00am
Stop 2: Tutukaka Marina (Opposite Oceans Resort) – 10.15am
Stop 3: Ngunguru School – 10.30am
Stop 4: Toll Stadium – 11.00am

Route 3:
Whangarei Heads to Toll Stadium return
Stop 1: McLeods Bay – 10.15am
Stop 2: Parua Bay Tavern car park – 10.30am
Stop 3: Onerahi Tavern car park – 10.45am
Stop 4: Toll Stadium – 11.00am

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