Stall Holder Registration 2014!!
 
 

Stall Holder Registration 2014!!

Registration for the 2014 Sarau Festival is now open for Stall Holders. If you are interested in having in a stall at this event on 2nd February 2014, download the registration application and get it back to us as soon as you can. You can email your form to Mike at the address on the … Continued

Gentle Cycling around Moutere?
 
 

Gentle Cycling around Moutere?

Everyone wants to have a go at exploring the Moutere by bike but not everyone feels up to doing the Mountain bike club’s 26km cross country ride through some reasonably rugged farmland! So The Gentle Cycling Company have once again decided to mount a shorter ride over the flatter sections of the Moutere route. The … Continued

Taste Sarau
 
 

Taste Sarau

The cooking comp and cooking demos really teased the tastebuds this year. So many creative and colourful entries. Thank-you to Tanya Doty for running the show and to our distinguished judges, chef Grant Bryan and Moutere Gold‘s Queen of Cuisine, Joanne Costar. Here is the list of winners of our bake off: MIGHTY BLACKCURRANT BAKE … Continued

Photo Comp Results
 
 

Photo Comp Results

There were so many fabulous entries in the Moutere Gold photographic competition this year. Check out the results right here:   PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION: Life in the Moutere “Grape Protection”  Wendy McGregor 1st ‘Southern Belle Frog”  Barbara Brown H/C “Bon Appetit”  Barbara Brown H/C “Tui Gets a Dusting”   Barbara Brown H/C   Life outside the … Continued

Bike Race 2013
 
 

Bike Race 2013

Another fantastic day for our bikers, both gentle and serious! See below for the serious results. Here are some great biking moments captured on camera by another dedicated Festival volunteer, Ro Giblin. Thanks Ro! MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE: Men: 1st – Henry Jane               49:15 2nd – Andrew Reid              50:24 3rd – Jonny Christie            51:12 … Continued

Snapped at Sarau?
 
 

Snapped at Sarau?

Year after year, our wonderful photographer Libby captures some great moments and great angles of Sarau Festival. Enjoy the slideshow of special memories from 2013. Ps. If you would like to purchase any of the pictures you see on our site, we will happily arrange a full-size digital copy for a $5 community donation. Just … Continued

Recipes revealed!
 
 

Recipes revealed!

Our cooking demo was a big hit with Mark Mehalski – chef at the wonderful Jellyfish Cafe and Bar on the Mapua wharf. For the Sarau Festival, Mark made two simple but incredibly delicious desserts using local blackcurrants –  the famous “Eton Mess”, and “Knickerbocker Glory”. And a mouthwatering “Pork Belly with Blackcurrants”. Click on the … Continued

Wow! So much generosity
 
 

Wow! So much generosity

Hall Fundraiser Tent is somewhere you must visit at tomorrow’s Sarau Festival! We are very grateful for all of the generous donations that we have received from all corners of Nelson & Tasman, and beyond. We have three categories… 1. Silent Auction 2. Raffle 3. Items for Sale 1. Silent Auction – 3-6pm Abel Tasman … Continued

Super Duper Raffle
 
 

Super Duper Raffle

Thanks to amazing support we are excited to offer the following fantastic prizes at the first ever Sarau Festival Raffle. Please give generously and enjoy the best Sarau Festival so far! FIRST PRIZE:   2013 World of WearableArt Awards Show Two Premium seat tickets to the 2013 WOW awards show on Thursday 3rd October in … Continued

Get Baking for the Bake-Off!
 
 

Get Baking for the Bake-Off!

Barkers of Geraldine, one of our major sponsors has some gorgeous recipes here! Check out some sumptuous blackcurrant recipes here from festivals gone by. If you would like to contribute to our recipe portfolio, we would love to hear from you – please send to jenny@saraufestival.co.nz (jenny@saraufestival.co.nz, Recipe of the week). “Currantly” our very special … Continued