21 May 2015

NZ A to Z - B for Bluff and O for oysters

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:20 pm on 21 May 2015
Bluff oysters.

Bluff oysters. Photo: Image: thechannelc (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The annual Bluff Oyster and Food Festival kicks off in one of New Zealand's southernmost town on Saturday.

The oysters will be the main attraction at the new, purpose-built venue on Lee Street, but there will also be bands, competitions and plenty of other delicacies to sample over the course of the day.

Simon Mercep talks to festival chair John Edmondson, champion oyster opener Vic Pearsey, and academic Bluffie Dr Michael Stevens, whose research is reshaping the way we think about Bluff's place in the maritime world.