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Scallops, scallops and more scallops! When most kiwi's think of scallops they think of pure indulgence, so it comes as no surprise that the Whitianga Scallop Festival is one of the country's must-attend festivals.
With over 50 food and wine stalls to tempt your taste buds, scallops are cooked up in more ways than you can imagine - macadamia crumbed, mornay, tempura, pizzas and fritters.
Top that with New Zealand's best live bands, celebrity chefs and a beautiful setting on the Whitianga waterfront and you are left with a shucking good day out.
This year they are on the hunt for the worlds best scallop recipe. If you think you've got what it takes, you could be in to win a pizza oven or a helicopter flight.