Cool Summer drink!
 
 

Cool Summer drink!

Did you know that SuJon make a delicious and healthy Blackcurrant Powder which makes a perfect and refreshing Summer drink. SuJon Blackcurrant Powder Drink is available from most health shops and some pharmacies, O2B Healthy and direct from the SuJon website – check out their great products at www.sujon.co.nz

Special Sarau Guest
 
 

Special Sarau Guest

Introducing…Jim Grierson – President of the International Blackcurrant Association. We are honoured to have Jim Grierson coming to the 2012 Sarau Festival. Jim has been working with the NZ Blackcurrant industry as a Crop Advisor (Agronomist) for 30 years. He is also an advisor to growers in Australia, Ireland, England and Denmark. Currently, Jim is … Continued

Sponsors & Supporters of Sarau 2012
 
 

Sponsors & Supporters of Sarau 2012

Many individuals and organisations are needed for a community event as ambitious as this. The following have pledged their support for the 2012 Festival by way of donations in cash or in kind, and we thank them. Please support them in return – links to their websites where available are listed below. Major Sponsors The … Continued

Int’l Blackcurrant Association
 
 

Int’l Blackcurrant Association

Hello fellow “cassisarians” and friends of the beautiful blackcurrant. Our website this month features an article about the pioneering research being done by Dr Abdul Molan of Massey University and also gives details of (what we think is) the world’s only Blackcurrant Festival being held in January, our very own: Sarau Festival 2012. Check out: … Continued

Limerick Leaders!
 
 

Limerick Leaders!

The writing and limerick competition at the Sarau Festival included some lively contributions. Unfortunately not all are printable but here are the winning contributions from the adults and the children’s sections:   Limericks:   Adults competition 1st: Pam   There was a young blackcurrant named Pam Who got herself in a bit of a jam … Continued

Thank-you Everyone!
 
 

Thank-you Everyone!

Thank-you so much to everyone who gave up their time and energy and made Sarau Festival 2011 a huge success. From planning, to set-up and pack down – our volunteers were tireless. It just gets better and better and this would not be possible without our willing volunteers. We can’t name you all in person … Continued

Bike Race Results 2011
 
 

Bike Race Results 2011

Results from the Sujon Moutere Valley Mountain bike race Fastest overall and trophy winner: Tom Filmer Men over 18: 1. Jake Stow 58mins 51sec 2. Tim Bygate 59mins 49sec 3. Mark Fry 60mins 19sec Women over 18: 1. Eloise Fry 59mins 30sec 2. Sandra Watts 80mins 54sec Men under 18: 1. Tom Filmer 49mins 28sec … Continued

Brand New Comps for 2011
 
 

Brand New Comps for 2011

In addition to our ever-popular baking, preserving and juice/wine competitions (entries by 4.30pm please), we are proud to introduce two brand new competitions to turn the heat up at Sarau Festival this year! GARDEN SCULPTURE COMPETITION  Create something interesting, funky, or downright artistic! Our guest judges would prefer this to be from either recycled or … Continued

Stone Carving Workshop at Sarau
 
 

Stone Carving Workshop at Sarau

You can partake in a 2 hour stone carving workshop at Sarau Festival commencing at 4pm, cost $15 per person.  To secure a place please phone Tutor Sharyn Tasker on 03 5433880 by Thursday 27th January.  Sharyn is an experienced artist and stone carver and an example of her outstanding work can be seen at Country … Continued