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Spring Fling Picnic


Sat 1 Oct 2016, 10:30am–5:00pm

Where: Te Paerahi Beach, Beach Road, Porangahau, Central Hawke's Bay

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: inforew

The Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay.

The Spring Fling Picnic at Te Paerahi Beach Porangahau is a day of family fun. Head along from 10am, bring a picnic basket, beach blanket and gran a spot on the 5km stretch to the river mouth.

Porangahau is home to the world's longest place name – it goes like this Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu – get practicing!

Pick up a program of the day at 10am beach side and register with our friendly team for sandcastle building competitions and writing the longest place name in the sand. Registration for these competitions is $5, and there's some great prizes up for grabs.

Enter the kids for the big dig treasure hunt or try river Pipi collecting. You can also enter for the Whitebait and Paua fritter competitions - bring along your secret recipes handed down over the centuries or modern and chock full of chilies - you'll just need to register at the beach front by 11am, and make enough mixture for a small judging panel and a taste for the public.

Food stalls will be available for those not picnicking or just extra hungry - whitebait fritters, mutton on a spit, lamb tails, and the Red Van Fry bread, plus great coffee from our Espresso Man

At 4pm there will be a tour of Rongomaraeroa Marae and historical stories of this area. Come, listen to the stories and ask questions. This will be followed by a meal at 5pm. The tour $5 and an evening meal $10 can be booked individually or together at the beach front during the day.

The Spring Fling, Central Hawke's Bay, September & October. Experience the best of Central Hawke's Bay this Spring.

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