Today marks the launch of a new look website for Ashburton's increasingly popular cultural event – Multicultural Bite.
Designed to help attract more visitors and make it quick and easy for participants and volunteers to get involved, Event Organiser Sue van den Heuvel says the new website is an exciting development as Multicultural Bite nears its sixth year.
"We are delighted to have a fresh, more vibrant look to the online face of what has become one of Ashburton's iconic cultural events," says Mrs van den Heuvel.
"With more and more people taking part in Multicultural Bite each year – whether they are holding a food stall, performing on stage or volunteering – it was the right time to update our website and help make it easier for everyone involved.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Event Committee Member Francoise Belpadrome who developed our original site as well as the Ashburton District Council for the great support and commitment they have shown in getting a new website up and running.
"The new website's functionality makes it quicker and easier for participants and volunteers to register their details online and we can now fully showcase what this important event (hosted by the Ashburton Newcomers Network on Waitangi Day), is all about," she says.
While Multicultural Bite 2015 is not happening for a couple of months yet, organisation and preparation is already well underway and event organisers are encouraging people to go to the new website and get their registrations in in good time.
For more information go to multiculturalbite.co.nz
Photo caption: From left to right: Council's Project Support Officer, Emma Threadwell, Multicultural Bite Committee Member, Francoise Belpadrome and Event Organiser, Sue van den Heuvel.