Whakatāne Local Wild Food Challenge 2019 – The Winners

Local Wild Food Challenge Whakatane 2019

The beautiful Ohope beach in Whakatane, eastern Bay of Plenty just played host to our biggest ever LWFC event.
The weather gods turned on a spectacular day and we were able to go well into the evening with music, Hangi, mystery box challenges, food demos, interactive workshops and a real summer festival vibe.
Thousands turning out for a fascinating, adventurous, fun day at the Mahy Reserve.
Big shout out to Whakatane District Council and Little Big Productions for putting on this ever growing, wonderful community event!
We love working with these guys and can’t wait for next year’s Waitangi weekend Local Wild Food Festival.

Grand Prize

Roz Tocker and Tracy Anderson with ‘New Sins of the Wild’

PRIZE – Stoney Creek Clothing pack from Hamills Tauranga and Rotorua, and a Wild Food dinner for six people by KarMa Cuisine (Mawera Karetai and Karla Meharry) at a venue of the winners choice.

Local Wild Food Challenge Whakatane 2019 Roz Tocker Tracy Anderson GRAND PRIZE New Sins of the Wild

Runner Up

Shannon Richards ‘3 Little Pigs’

PRIZE – Two tickets between Whakatane and Auckland with Air Chathams and a bottle of Moutohara Olive Oil

Local Wild Food Challenge Whakatane 2019 - Shannon Williams -Best Use of Local Ingredient - 3 Little Pigs

Best Kai Maori

Kiana Jaye Henare with ‘Kawa Kawa High Tea’

PRIZE – A Kaitiaki Pack from DOC ($100 worth of native Trees from Coastlands Nursery and an ‘Out in the Bush weekend with a Kaumatua valued at $150)

Children’s Grand Prize + Best Pest

Toby Nikau  – ‘Toby’s Rabbit’

PRIZE –$100 gift voucher from Hunting and Fishing by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Toby Nikau - Children's Grand Prize + Best Pest - Toby's Rabbit

Best from the Water

Ella McConnell –  ‘Yummy Fish’

PRIZE – a Mexican feast pack from Binn Inn

Best from the Land

Leon Mahy

PRIZE – A George Foreman Grill donated by Appliance Plus Whakatane

Local Wild Food Challenge Whakatane 2019 - Leon Mahy Best from the land

Best Use of Local Ingredient

Kay Henare –  ‘Honesty Box Platter’

PRIZE – Keo Pottery pieces from local potter Sarah Hudson

Best Kids Dessert

Amelia McKenzie

Amelia McKenzie -Children Best Kids Dessert

Best Junior

Emi Jones – Pipi Pasta

Local Wild Food Challenge Whakatane 2019- Emi Jones - Children Best Junior Pipi Pasta

Children  – Best Group Entry

River Rabbits