Blackcurrant Cooking Competitions
 
 

Blackcurrant Cooking Competitions

Last year was so much fun with all of you entering your favourite blackcurrant creations that we are running another competition at this year’s Festival.  Enter into the fun and help the festival fly by bringing along exciting innovations, or just good old fashioned cooking! Or simply go to the recipe tab above and adapt … Continued

Stall Holder Registration!!
 
 

Stall Holder Registration!!

Registration for the 2009 Saraufestival has closed. If you arrived here looking for registration for 2010, please click here

MTB Montage
 
 

MTB Montage

Hi Everyone, Here’s a small gallery of images from the Cycle Race. Feedback was very positive from riders, with some good tips and ideas to make it even better next year! If you have any photos you would like to add to the gallery, drop us an email.

Libby’s Lovely Photo Collage’s
 
 

Libby’s Lovely Photo Collage’s

Our Sarau Festival Photographer, Libby Bibby is responsible for many of the photographic images you see on the site that showcase what was a wonderful first Sarau Festival. Here are a duo of her collage images. Click the thumbnails for a show! Also see some of Libby’s images of the Moutere Bike Race… Thanks Libby!

Sarau Festival Cycle Race
 
 

Sarau Festival Cycle Race

What a great race? And an adventure for those of you who took a wrong turn – sorry about that . . . our first time too! A special thanks to Ross Prestidge and Brian Beuke who devised this race, and to Rosemary Hyatt and Merleen Earlam who helped with the registrations and of course, … Continued

Thank you
 
 

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped in so many ways to make this a great day for all.  Many of you worked tirelessly before, during and after the festival and that effort was appreciated by so many.  Thank you too for all those who came along to enjoy the day with us … Continued

Festival Day
 
 

Festival Day

What a fantastic clear blue day has awoken!!  The Moutere Hills Community Centre is looking great and the Domain is a blaze of colour thanks to the great team of people who turned out yesterday for the community working bee.  Thanks too to all the blackcurrant growers who have made the time at the tail … Continued

How cool is this?
 
 

How cool is this?

One of the Canterbury Blackcurrant Growers put Sarau into wikipedia – this is what he found: A sarau is a cultural, musical or sporting event in which people reunite to express themselves artistically. A sarau may involve poetry, acoustic music and other forms of art such as painting and acting. In Portugal, a sarau is … Continued

Music in the Moutere
 
 

Music in the Moutere

Pete, Patrick and Perrin Madsen will become the Gibbs on Sunday as part of the continuous live entertainment at the Sarau Festival, which starts at 4pm. The Madsen Brothers are a unique Bee Gees tribute band in that they are all brothers. They grew up locally and the five brothers can mix and match to … Continued

An Environmentally Friendly Festival
 
 

An Environmentally Friendly Festival

Hi Everyone In putting this festival together we have tried our best to remember our planet at all times. You’ll be pleased to know that we have asked that all food and drink be served on/in biodegradable plates and cups. Nelson Packaging Supplies Ltd have donated a box of the Kiwigreen clear plastic tumblers for … Continued