Fun, food and festivities on the menu at Bite Nite


Mid Cantabrians are in for a mouthful of delicious and delectable treats on 2 October as Bite Nite Reimagined kicks off, and this year the event will be headlined by rising Kiwi hiphop star, Rei.

The Ashburton Youth Council's annual event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with plenty of family-friendly entertainment on offer at its new home - the EA Networks Centre.​

Event-goers will be kept entertained with performances from the Kadodo African Drummers and Dancers, and sport showcases from local futsal, basketball and netball teams before Christchurch band Wishlistt and Wellington-based artist Rei take the stage.

The EA Networks Centre stadium inflatables will be up and running and just like previous years, there will be mouth-watering treats from the food trucks - Yes Chef Catering and Events, Vagabond Chefs, Black Forest Waffle Hut, Aoraki Lil Orbit Donuts and Exotic Candy Straps.

Ashburton Youth Council Chairperson, Kavan Faoagali says Bite Nite will celebrate everything great about the district.

"Bite Nite is all about bringing something fun and flavourful to town for families and young people to enjoy. This year, we are upping the ante to showcase some amazing performances and we are so excited that Rei and Wishlistt will be joining us to headline the night.

"As with previous years, the money raised from Bite Nite will be going to a good cause. This time, we are raising funds for Kanuka Trust of Mid Canterbury. There will also be amazing prizes to be won.

"This year has been a really tough time for many of us so why not treat yourself to something a little bit special and come along for what is sure to be an incredible time at Bite Nite Reimagined."

Tickets are on sale from the Ashburton District Council, EA Networks Centre and NBS (324 East Street, Ashburton). Youth 16 years and over are $10 per person, children between five and 16 years are $5 per person and families (three people or more) are $20.

Tickets will be available at the door, but event-goers are encouraged to secure theirs early before the day.

Bite Nite Reimagined kicks off from 5.30pm - 8.30pm on Friday 2 October at the EA Networks Centre, 20 River Terrace Ashburton.​

Learn more on the Council website

Page reviewed: 17 Sep 2020 1:26pm