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Auckland Heritage Festival Diary - Food

Published: 1 October 2019

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Calling all foodies! Check out some of the highlights for the Auckland Heritage Festival

Explore the full Heritage Festival Programmewith events running from 5 to 28 October. Here are some of the highlights coming up for Auckland's foodies.

Highwic children's baking: picnic pack-up

When: Thursday 10 October, 11am - 11.45am and 12pm - 12.45pm

Where: Highwic, 40 Gillies Ave, Epsom

Cost: Adults $10

  •  Children $5
  •  Bookings required.

Experience baking on our authentic Victorian coal range in the 1883 kitchen.

Make something that a Victorian family would have had in their picnic basket before the days of roadside eateries and fast food outlets.

For more information, check out the Auckland Heritage Festival website

Henderson 175 Years: Heritage Picnic at Tui Glen

When: Sunday 6 October, 10am - 3pm

Where: Tui Glen Reserve, 2 Claude Brookes Dr, Henderson

Cost: Free, no bookings required

Celebrate 175 years of Henderson as a destination for journeys great and small - from kauri timber headed east to the harbour to Aucklanders headed west to buy fruit or wine, picnic, or have family days out.

Tui Glen, New Zealand's first AA-registered motor camp, will be the stage for the 175 Henderson Heritage Picnic. Join us on the banks of the Oratia stream and admire veteran, vintage and classic cars, play old-time games, enjoy a picnic, listen to live music and sample the delights from the food stalls.

There will be prizes for best costume, best hat, best picnic basket, Car of the Day, and for the egg and spoon and sack races.

For more information, check out the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

Birkenhead Village presents: Captain Cook's potato scone recipe

When: Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October, 1pm - 2pm

Where: OTT Patisserie, 2 Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead

Cost: Tickets $5, bookings required

Captain Cook first introduced the potato to South Island Māori in 1769.

Māori adopted the potato, as it resembled kumara (sweet potato) and could be grown in a similar fashion.

More importantly, potatoes tolerated cooler conditions than kumara. They were reliable and high-yielding, and quickly became a key crop.

Spaces are limited to 10 people per session. Children must be 8 - 15 years of age. Tickets are paid for on the day at OTT.

For more information, check out the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

Hāngi Masters

When: Friday 25 - Monday 28 October

  • Friday, 12pm - 8pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 8pm
  • Monday, 10am - 5pm

Where: Te Wero Island, Wynyard Crossing, Auckland Central

Cost: Hāngi viewing is free. Food will be available to purchase.

A special culinary occasion with Māori cuisine.

My Kai My Heritage

When: Friday 25 - Monday 28 October

  • Friday - Sunday, 12pm - 8pm
  • Monday, 10am - 5pm

Where: Te Wero Island, Wynyard Crossing, Auckland Central

Cost: Food is available to purchase

Puna Kai is a collective of food trucks offering a unique menu of Polynesian and Māori food.

Read more: Heritage Food & drink

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