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Intriguing collisions ahead for annual foodie festival

The organisers of the award-winning Flavours of Plenty Festival say foodie fans should expect the unexpected as they start choosing from almost 50 events in this year’s programme, which has been released today. It’s the third time the annual festival is being offered across the Coastal Bay of Plenty, after recently earning two prestigious titles […]

Double win at the NZEA New Zealand Event Awards 2023

Our Flavours of Plenty Festival team has collected two titles at the annual NZ Events Association Awards – Best Lifestyle Event and Best Local Government Event*! After bravely launching our regional foodie festival last year, during difficult COVID times, we never in our wildest dreams expected our second festival would win two national accolades. These […]

Food festival a finalist at national awards

Back to posts 8 August 2023 A Bay of Plenty foodie festival that launched as the hospitality sector battled tough COVID restrictions is now a finalist that’s in the running for two prestigious New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) awards. The Flavours of Plenty Festival has been selected for both the Best Lifestyle Event and the […]

Bay’s annual foodie festival a win-win for everyone

Back to posts 28 April 2023 Hungry fans who snapped up more than 4000 tickets during the second iteration of the Coastal Bay of Plenty’s annual foodie festival have helped cement its place on the national culinary calendar. Organisers say the 10-day Flavours of Plenty Festival, which wrapped up earlier this month, generated almost $450,000 […]

Top eateries win foodie festival challenge

Back to posts 14 April 2023 A scotch egg dish and pyramid-shaped pasta have both proven a hit during the Coastal Bay of Plenty’s annual foodie festival. The winners of the Plates of Plenty Challenge have just been announced, with Papamoa café Pearl Kitchen receiving almost a third of all the public votes cast to […]

Festival competition challenges taste buds

Back to posts 24 March 2023 The second annual Flavours of Plenty Festival kicks off today, with several of its 34 events already sold out. A dozen eateries are also competing in the Plates of Plenty Challenge during the 10-day festival, offering special dishes based on a set box of locally-produced ingredients. Tourism Bay of […]