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Friday, 22 November 2019 - 7.30pm
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Fritter Festival / Attending the Festival


Public access to the Festival is via Gate B at the western (town) end of the stadium. Once in the gate swap your ticket for a wristband, wine glass, event programme and map.

The festival is being held on the field at Northland Events Centre. Some seating will be provided in the public areas, the Laser Electrical VIP area, Pak 'n' Save Social Club area and the Mac's bar.


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To minimise issues we've had in the past with cash and change at the festival and to cut down on queue times, particularly at the bars, AWOP was introduced successfully into Fritter Festival in 2016. 

This means that all food and beverage will be purchased from money you put onto an AWOP wristband (card for VIP).

The system is super easy to use and you may have been to events that used AWOP before.

Here's how it will work at Fritter:

  • Swap your ticket for an AWOP wristband on arrival at the festival.
  • Head to one of the 2 AWOP banks onsite and load any amount of money onto the wristband / card.
  • Use the wristband / card to buy food and beverage throughout the day - all vendors have a "POS reader" like an eftpos machine that scans your card, shows what's been purchased and tell you how much you have left on your card.
  • At the end of the event, head to the kiosk to get any unspent money refunded. You can do this up to month after event day.
  • If you forget to do this you can post your card away with your bank account details to get your refund.

The only vendors that won't be included in this is the merchandise / arts / craft stalls where you can still purchase the goods by cash / eftpos.

Buses - Out of Town

Intercity Coachlines

Buy Tickets

Festival tickets will be on sale from Eventfinda, Forum North Box Office on Rust Avenue, Whangarei.

Tickets from Eventfinda


Northland Events Centre is conveniently located on Okara Drive 2 kms from the CBD and 9 kms from the Whangarei Airport. Is it 2 hours drive north of Auckland.

Lost and Found 

During Event

The Lost Property / Security tent is located at the rear end of the festival near the entrance. Report all lost and found property to Security. This is also where lost children is located.

Post Event

Send your name, phone number and short description of what you have lost to Lost Property and we will contact you as soon as we can. Valuables will be handed to the Police.

Lost Property


All media enquiries, please email

Parking and Traffic Management

Parking is available at Cobham Oval and surrounding streets including Okara Drive, Port Rd and Porowini Avenue. Disabled parking is available inside the Toll Stadium car park by showing a permit.

Ritchies Event bus drop off and pick up point is in the Northland Events Centre car park outside Gate B.

A Traffic Management Plan will be in place. Please observe signage, speed limits and no parking areas. A drop off / pick zone is directly outside Northland Events Centre on Okara Drive.

Smoke free Venue

Northland Events Centre is a completely Smoke free venue which includes the entire stadium and the carpark.  Your festival wristband will allow you to exit and re-enter the venue.

Waste Minimisation

All events at Northland Events Centre are Minimise Waste events.

We discourage large amounts of non-recyclable products to be brought into the venue.

When attending the festival event, please use the recycling and compost bins provided.

Recycling ambassadors will be onsite to assist you on the day to ensure the correct use of the waste, recycling and compost bins.

What to bring and not bring

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our patrons, entry into Northland Events Centre is subject to a number of terms and conditions.

Patrons may not bring into the stadium:

  • alcohol,
  • weapons,
  • glass bottles or cans,
  • any beverages including water (you can bring empty bottles up to 1.25 litres in size),
  • chilly bins,
  • picnic baskets,
  • dogs or other pets (guide dogs are permitted).

No food or beverage to be brought on site except for a small amount of home-prepared food for children and for those who have specific dietary requirements.

No recording devices for commercial purposes such as cameras or video equipment.

You can bring prams, strollers and pushchairs, please be mindful of restricting people's view of the stage.

Low chairs only may be brought into the stadium. Umbrellas can be brought in to provide shade.

All patrons and their possessions may be subject to searches before entering Northland Events Centre.

Patrons may be refused entry to Northland Events Centre if they appear intoxicated / under the influence of drugs or exhibit disorderly behaviour.

Northland Events Centre has zero tolerance to patrons that are physically or verbally abusive or behave in a disorderly or offensive manner and will be asked to leave the venue.