Renovation star joins festival

Last updated 12:31 12/09/2012
Siblings Ben and Libby Crawford
PETER MEECHAM/Fairfax NZ
TEAMING UP: Ben Crawford from The Block NZ is will be taking part in the 2012 Whitianga Scallop Festival this weekend.

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Reality TV's renovation star ''Ben'' is the latest celebrity to be joining the 2012 Whitianga Scallop Festival this weekend.

Ben Crawford, from The Block's winning brother/sister duo of ''Libby and Ben'', will pair up with celebrity chef Bonnie Muirhead on the cooking stage as they take on Food in a Minute's Lana Garland and National MP Scott Simpson.

Despite being a self-proclaimed cooking novice, Ben has proven he adapts quickly and is up for the challenge.

''I'm not a noted chef, I prefer my scallops fresh off the boat.

''However I'm looking forward to another challenge before a relaxing weekend in the Coromandel.''

There will be more than 60 food stalls and live music from 10am this Saturday.

There will be a dress up competition and prizes encouraging punters to contribute to the carnival atmosphere.

For information regarding the Whitianga Scallop Festival and accommodation for the weekend go to thecoromandel.com.

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