Bursting with hundreds of
remarkable gift ideas, fresh locally grown food and wine,
live music, demonstrations
and loads more. Welcome to New Zealand’s biggest and
most popular country Fête.

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Recent News



We are very excited to announce that Ben Warren from BePure will be giving two presentations at this year’s Fête. Ben will be traveling down from Hawkes Bay and will talk about Hormonal Happiness for Weight Loss, Energy and Vitality. These are at 10.45am and 2.45pm.
As one of New Zealand’s leading nutrition and holistic health experts, Ben has been doing his thing for the last 15 years. He has made it his mission to educate New Zealanders on the importance of nutrition.
Ben founded BePure over 10 years ago, providing unique nutritional programmes and protocols which have seen some mind-blowing transformations with his clients. From reversing the parameters of type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and allergies, to helping people overcome struggles with chronic fatigue and weight gain.
Ben also works closely with Olympic athletes, leading New Zealand sports teams and individuals on their nutrition and lifestyle interventions to improve their performance. Let’s hope that helps to bring home the Golds!


White Tie French Food Market Lunch

If you want to treat yourself (or someone else) on Fête day then you need to purchase the White Tie French Food Market lunch. This has been created by renowned Christchurch catering company White Tie, and will be a taste sensation!

There will be five sideboards set up for you to graze from. These stations include; Charcuterie, Fromagerie, Delicatesse, Boulangerie and Patisserie. With smoked ham, herb stuffed porchetta, beef carpaccio, windsor blue cheese, fruit pastes, asparagus, slaw, breads and finishing with a chocolate mousse, this menu is sure to please everyone. The lunch also includes a glass of Charles Wiffen wine or a glass of juice and tea/coffee.

This is all enjoyed in the garden of the Wynyard Homestead whilst listening to singing duo, The Lost Circus.

These tickets include an entry ticket and must be purchased in advance. For more information on the menu and for a link to purchase tickets visit –


Reform Furniture

Reform Furniture is a Christchurch based company, established and run by 21 year old student Kate Ormsby.

Kate felt there was a gap in the market when it came to handmade furniture which was both stylish and affordable. She wanted to create pieces which younger people, like herself, would want to have in their homes.

Reform focusses on using locally sourced and recycled materials. Kate often spends her weekends searching through salvage yards to find timber she can transform. Therefore each piece created is unique. Reform is known for its desks, although the addition of bedside and coffee tables has proven popular.

You can see more of Kate’s creations on Fête day.


SHOW PONY Millinery

SHOW PONY Millinery is a fashion label designing contemporary headwear for women.

The business launched in March after sisters Carrie Broomhall and Liv Kinley shared a watershed moment. One had beaten cancer and the other had found herself at a crossroad in life, but both were determined that 2016 was going to be their year. Aided by past careers in fashion, arts, marketing and racing, and bound by family ties to the sport, the sisters decided it was time to follow their dream and start a millinery business.

Lovingly handcrafted, their designs have been worn at major international racing events including the Triple Crown and Royal Ascot, but also to numerous weddings and other special occasions.

Make sure to go and say hello on Fête day!

a rainy day

Ben Reid Artist

Ben Reid is a mixed media artist and printmaker whose interest lies in the fragile relationship that New Zealanders have with the natural environment. Ben brings together a myriad of references that draw attention to the complexity of a relationship with the natural world that has been both exploitative and beneficial to humanity

Ben graduated from Christchurch Polytechnic with a Visual Arts Degree in 2005 and has assisted master printmaker Marian Maguire at PaperGraphica. He exhibits on a regular basis throughout NZ, and his work is held in both public and private collections nationally and internationally. He currently resides in Hanmer Springs with his family.

Station Farm Shop

The Station Farm Shop

The Station Farm Shop is the tasting room for Mt Somers Station, the 3800ha family farm of David and Kate Acland. Situated just down the road from the station at the Staveley Store, the Station Farm Shop features beautiful single source honeys, lambswool throws and travel rugs using our their own wool, cattle hides and sheepskins, export grade meat (venison, lamb, beef, small goods) as well as jams and preserves using fruit from the station orchard. Everything they produce is sourced and grown at Mt Somers Station.
They will be showcasing all of their products as well as giving you the opportunity to order venison and lamb packs for delivery prior to Christmas.


Cranky Goat

This year we welcome Cranky Goat Ltd joining us for the first time all the way from the stunning Marlborough Sounds.  This family owned boutique cheese business has a great range of farm fresh cheeses for you to enjoy.
They work hard to keep their cheese high quality by using traditional methods as well as ensuring no extra additives and preservatives are used other than salt, in doing so they are able to create a delicious range of fresh, white rind and semi-hard artisan cheeses.
We are already looking forward to taste testing the 2015 gold winner, Soft Goats cheese and their own creation that scored a gold medal earlier this year at the NZ cheese awards.


Sall + Co

Meet The Fête’s youngest stallholder at 15 (and her mum!). Sally & Olivia are the creatives behind Sall + Co,  a new clothing brand for teenagers and adults. Who knows the teenage market better than the prospective customers? It’s quite handy having teenagers in the company!

Fashionable, comfortable and affordable clothing designed and made in Christchurch. They laugh, share ideas, and together create clothes that look amazing on. They share the creativity and flair for quality designer clothing and love making customers feel gorgeous.

Sall + Co work with limited numbers in each design, so get in quickly on Fête day!


Chelsea Winter Recipes

For those that missed out on getting a copy of Chelsea’s recipes that she cooked on Fete day you can find them below:

Morning session –
Salmon Dip
Spinach dip

Afternoon session –
Sweetcorn Fritters
Xmas Rocky Road
Lemon bliss balls

Chelsea Winter Recipes – The Fete 2015



We are looking forward to seeing you all for our 24th Fete Day today.

Check our Facebook page for live up-dates and don’t forget The Fete is 10kms out of Culverden, not in Culverden itself.

See you soon.