Feeding festival's hungry hordes

Wild pork and fried bread on the menu

Last updated 13:00 06/02/2013
Kai Fest
MARTIN DE RUYTER/ FAIRFAX NZ
HEATING UP: Kai Fest organisers expect thousands to attend the Waitangi Day cook up at Whakatu Marae.

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Waitangi Day is about food and togetherness at Whakatu Marae in Nelson, with today's Kai Fest offering a smorgasbord of Kiwi and international kai.

The event, in its fifth year, is jointly hosted and organised by Whakatu Marae and Founders Heritage Park.

Organisers were out early this morning preparing for a day of food, craft, and family entertainment.

Wild pork and fried bread were included on the menu.

Whakatu Marae health manager Carol Hippolite said an estimated 6500 people went to last year's Kai Fest, "and I think we'll probably be around that again this year - if not more".

Visitors would be able to "have a good look around, sample some food, and chill out".

Entertainment included a kapa haka group, a Japanese taiko drum group, Tongan song and dance performers, and Samba de Sol.

Te Awhina Marae in Motueka was also hosting a Waitangi Day Festival with food, music, games, stalls, and games of Ki o Rahi.

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- The Nelson Mail

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