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Bluebank Blueberry & Emu Farm is about 45 minutes drive from New Zealand's capital - Wellington - and less than 10 minutes north from Upper Hutt City in the picturesque Akatarawa Valley We are the 2nd Blueberry Farm,  800m past the 1st berry farm that you see. Easy Access:  The access is good and coaches should find it wide enough to bring their charges to the shop front. Things you can do: Pick Your Own PYO organic blueberries. Have a close encounter of the "emu" kind or just browse in the shop for . blueberries, emu skin care products, blueberry jam, fudge, pottery and hand made jewellery, cards and crafts, all created by the valley locals.  We keep an extensive range of Fernlea Pottery, by potter Kathy Palenski, dinner sets to plant pots. Groups are welcome by arrangement and guided tours are provided. Look for the sign  In our shop:   Fresh Blueberries from January till April Emu oil & skin care products Pottery - dinner sets to plant pots Jewellery and local hand made crafts Local honey Blueberry farm fudge Blueberry Dairy Free ice pops oob Organic Ice Cream Tea, coffee and cold drinks
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Bluebank Blueberry & Emu Farm is about 45 minutes drive from New Zealand's capital - Wellington - and less than 10 minutes north from Upper Hutt City in the picturesque Akatarawa Valley We are the 2nd Blueberry Farm,  800m past the 1st berry farm that you see. Easy Access:  The access is good and coaches should find it wide enough to bring their charges to the shop front. Things you can do: Pick Your Own PYO organic blueberries. Have a close encounter of the "emu" kind or just browse in the shop for . blueberries, emu skin care products, blueberry jam, fudge, pottery and hand made jewellery, cards and crafts, all created by the valley locals.  We keep an extensive range of Fernlea Pottery, by potter Kathy Palenski, dinner sets to plant pots. Groups are welcome by arrangement and guided tours are provided. Look for the sign  In our shop:   Fresh Blueberries from January till April Emu oil & skin care products Pottery - dinner sets to plant pots Jewellery and local hand made crafts Local honey Blueberry farm fudge Blueberry Dairy Free ice pops oob Organic Ice Cream Tea, coffee and cold drinks
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Pottery by Kathy Palenski  Fernlea Pottery offers creative designs from mugs to casseroles to dinner sets to platters. Also available vases and planters with sculptural glazes Kathy Palenski is a potter of over thirty years’ experience. She trained in London and set up studios in Wellington, Auckland and the Akatarawa Valley north of Upper Huttt before establishing her present studio at Edwards Bay in the conducive surrounds of the Otago Peninsula. Kathy Palenski makes a wide range of domestic stoneware pottery in a range of glazes for which she is well- known in New Zealand and internationally. Glazes jade and pohutukawa (based on the native Christmas tree) are particularly successful, especially with overseas visitors or for New Zealanders wanting distinctive gifts to send overseas. Other glazes available are bright blue and brown opal. Emu skin care products Our shop carries a full range of "Moanui" Skin and Body Care products. These range from Relief Rub, eye gel, facial toner to pure emu oil. These products are a comination of natural oils and herbal extracts combined with the pure biocomplexes of tomorrows science Other Products: Fresh Blueberries from January till April Emu oil & skin care products Pottery - dinner sets to plant pots Jewellery and Local Hand Made Crafts Local honey Blueberry farm fudge Blueberry Dairy Free ice pops oob Organic Ice Cream Tea, coffee and cold drinks
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Pottery by Kathy Palenski  Fernlea Pottery offers creative designs from mugs to casseroles to dinner sets to platters. Also available vases and planters with sculptural glazes Kathy Palenski is a potter of over thirty years’ experience. She trained in London and set up studios in Wellington, Auckland and the Akatarawa Valley north of Upper Huttt before establishing her present studio at Edwards Bay in the conducive surrounds of the Otago Peninsula. Kathy Palenski makes a wide range of domestic stoneware pottery in a range of glazes for which she is well- known in New Zealand and internationally. Glazes jade and pohutukawa (based on the native Christmas tree) are particularly successful, especially with overseas visitors or for New Zealanders wanting distinctive gifts to send overseas. Other glazes available are bright blue and brown opal. Emu skin care products Our shop carries a full range of "Moanui" Skin and Body Care products. These range from Relief Rub, eye gel, facial toner to pure emu oil. These products are a comination of natural oils and herbal extracts combined with the pure biocomplexes of tomorrows science Other Products: Fresh Blueberries from January till April Emu oil & skin care products Pottery - dinner sets to plant pots Jewellery and Local Hand Made Crafts Local honey Blueberry farm fudge Blueberry Dairy Free ice pops oob Organic Ice Cream Tea, coffee and cold drinks
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About Us We began to farm emus in 1996.   We started off with a few pairs then ended up with a couple of hundred.   We sold meat in our shop and it was just about to be introduced into a local supermarket as a trial.   Unfortunately the government changed the processing regulations and the small killing and processing plant we were using was unable to afford the cost of upgrading to the new standards so we had nowhere to send our birds any more.   Now we keep a few for education purposes (and of course they are our pets)!!   Emu meat is similar to venison, a red meat low in fat and quite a healthy meat to eat.     It's taste could be described as a cross between a good fillet steak and venison. Every part of an emu can be used from the meat, to the feathers for Maori cloaks, the claws for jewellery, the bones for carving, the hides for high class leather clothing and accessories and of course the eggs can be carved - or eaten.   (They do take around an hour and a half to boil however and need rather large 'soldiers' to dip into them)!!!!!!   The moa family exhibit in Te Papa are constructed from Bluebank emus. Our birds love visitors and will gladly eat any bread you may care to bring for them.   They will also eat your ice block complete with stick if you get too close !
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About Us We began to farm emus in 1996.   We started off with a few pairs then ended up with a couple of hundred.   We sold meat in our shop and it was just about to be introduced into a local supermarket as a trial.   Unfortunately the government changed the processing regulations and the small killing and processing plant we were using was unable to afford the cost of upgrading to the new standards so we had nowhere to send our birds any more.   Now we keep a few for education purposes (and of course they are our pets)!!   Emu meat is similar to venison, a red meat low in fat and quite a healthy meat to eat.     It's taste could be described as a cross between a good fillet steak and venison. Every part of an emu can be used from the meat, to the feathers for Maori cloaks, the claws for jewellery, the bones for carving, the hides for high class leather clothing and accessories and of course the eggs can be carved - or eaten.   (They do take around an hour and a half to boil however and need rather large 'soldiers' to dip into them)!!!!!!   The moa family exhibit in Te Papa are constructed from Bluebank emus. Our birds love visitors and will gladly eat any bread you may care to bring for them.   They will also eat your ice block complete with stick if you get too close !
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Bluebank Blueberry & Emu Farm  is about 45 minutes drive from New Zealand's capital - Wellington - and less than 10 minutes north from Upper Hutt City in the picturesque Akatarawa Valley   Please follow the directions below. From Wellington: drive north on SH2. Take the left turn 5km north of Upper Hutt City at the sign marked "To Waikanae" Look For our sign From Waikanae: from SH1 turn onto the Akatarawa Road at the Waikanae traffic lights. The Akatarawa road is tarsealed all the way and is a beautiful scenic drive through native bush. Upper Hutt to Waikanae is 37Kms. From Upper Hutt we are the SECOND blueberry farm, 3km on the left past the cemetery. Follow the signs Look for our sign
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Bluebank Blueberry & Emu Farm  is about 45 minutes drive from New Zealand's capital - Wellington - and less than 10 minutes north from Upper Hutt City in the picturesque Akatarawa Valley   Please follow the directions below. From Wellington: drive north on SH2. Take the left turn 5km north of Upper Hutt City at the sign marked "To Waikanae" Look For our sign From Waikanae: from SH1 turn onto the Akatarawa Road at the Waikanae traffic lights. The Akatarawa road is tarsealed all the way and is a beautiful scenic drive through native bush. Upper Hutt to Waikanae is 37Kms. From Upper Hutt we are the SECOND blueberry farm, 3km on the left past the cemetery. Follow the signs Look for our sign
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Group Visits: Probus Kindergartens School Holiday Programs Rest Homes Schools Play Centres For the tiny tots and older children picking berries is always a treat.   Eaten straight from the bush what could be better !   More berries seem to go into the mouth than into the pottle...... Each child has a pottle of berries that they've picked themselves to take home. They are taken to see and feed the emus and learn all about them. There is plenty of room for the children to run around and let off steam, in fact the more noise they make the better the emus like it ! Adult groups can enjoy picking berries and learn about them, the different varieties we have and their uses.     Then on to see the emus for a talk and question and answer session on these quirky birds.     Morning or afternoon tea can be arranged. Please call us or email for prices and to make a booking.
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Group Visits: Probus Kindergartens School Holiday Programs Rest Homes Schools Play Centres For the tiny tots and older children picking berries is always a treat.   Eaten straight from the bush what could be better !   More berries seem to go into the mouth than into the pottle...... Each child has a pottle of berries that they've picked themselves to take home. They are taken to see and feed the emus and learn all about them. There is plenty of room for the children to run around and let off steam, in fact the more noise they make the better the emus like it ! Adult groups can enjoy picking berries and learn about them, the different varieties we have and their uses.     Then on to see the emus for a talk and question and answer session on these quirky birds.     Morning or afternoon tea can be arranged. Please call us or email for prices and to make a booking.
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BLUEBERRY RECIPES Designed and compiled by Glenis Thomas Blueberry Recipes, an A5 landscape 196 page book is full of colourful inspiration with 150 bluelicious recipes and ideas using Blueberries Book Price - $29.00   Blueberry Recipes will be available from the gift shop at Bluebank Blueberry and Emu Farm  and can also be purchased direct from Glenis Thomas, 10 Morning View, Titahi Bay, Porirua 5022, Tel/Fax: 04 2366572 or gthomas@paradise.net.nz Visit her website at www.blueberryrecipes.biz  
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BLUEBERRY RECIPES Designed and compiled by Glenis Thomas Blueberry Recipes, an A5 landscape 196 page book is full of colourful inspiration with 150 bluelicious recipes and ideas using Blueberries Book Price - $29.00   Blueberry Recipes will be available from the gift shop at Bluebank Blueberry and Emu Farm  and can also be purchased direct from Glenis Thomas, 10 Morning View, Titahi Bay, Porirua 5022, Tel/Fax: 04 2366572 or gthomas@paradise.net.nz Visit her website at www.blueberryrecipes.biz  
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Blueberry Coconut Bake by Glenis Thomas www.blueberryrecipes.biz Base:  4 C blueberries 1 T arrowroot 1T lemon juice knob of butter Method:  Warm blueberries and lemon juice in a pan on low heat until juices are released, stirring occasionally. Strain blueberries over a bowl and spread evenly over a non stick pie dish. Make up the strained juice to 3/4 cup with water then pour back into pan. Blend arrowroot with a little cold water, pour into the blueberry juice and stir over low heat until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in the knob of butter then pour mix evenly over the blueberries Topping: 2 C My Baking Mix 1/2 C desiccated coconut 2 T brown sugar 2 eggs 1 t vanilla essence   Preheat oven 180ºC. Beat together eggs and vanilla. Add to mixed dry ingredients and cut in with a knife. Drop in small spoonful lots covering the blueberries. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot or cold with custard and whipped cream.
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Blueberry Coconut Bake by Glenis Thomas www.blueberryrecipes.biz Base:  4 C blueberries 1 T arrowroot 1T lemon juice knob of butter Method:  Warm blueberries and lemon juice in a pan on low heat until juices are released, stirring occasionally. Strain blueberries over a bowl and spread evenly over a non stick pie dish. Make up the strained juice to 3/4 cup with water then pour back into pan. Blend arrowroot with a little cold water, pour into the blueberry juice and stir over low heat until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in the knob of butter then pour mix evenly over the blueberries Topping: 2 C My Baking Mix 1/2 C desiccated coconut 2 T brown sugar 2 eggs 1 t vanilla essence   Preheat oven 180ºC. Beat together eggs and vanilla. Add to mixed dry ingredients and cut in with a knife. Drop in small spoonful lots covering the blueberries. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot or cold with custard and whipped cream.
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BLUEBERRY, CHOCOLATE and BANANA MUFFINS Glenis Thomas  www.blueberryrecipes.biz Makes 12 medium or 36 mini  Base:  3 large ripe bananas 3/4 C sugar 1 large egg 75g melted butter 1 t baking powder 1 1/2 C flour 2 T cocoa - heaped 1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 3/4 cup frozen blueberries  Method:  Preheat oven 190 C. Mash the bananas; add in the sugar and the slightly beaten egg then the melted butter. Sift the dry ingredients together then add the blueberries. Stir just to mix in. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and carefully fold together until just mixed. Put large spoonfuls into non-stick muffins tins and bake 15 - 20 minutes (10 minutes for mini muffins). Muffins can be served hot with ice-cream or cold with yoghurt and extra blueberries.  
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BLUEBERRY, CHOCOLATE and BANANA MUFFINS Glenis Thomas  www.blueberryrecipes.biz Makes 12 medium or 36 mini  Base:  3 large ripe bananas 3/4 C sugar 1 large egg 75g melted butter 1 t baking powder 1 1/2 C flour 2 T cocoa - heaped 1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 3/4 cup frozen blueberries  Method:  Preheat oven 190 C. Mash the bananas; add in the sugar and the slightly beaten egg then the melted butter. Sift the dry ingredients together then add the blueberries. Stir just to mix in. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and carefully fold together until just mixed. Put large spoonfuls into non-stick muffins tins and bake 15 - 20 minutes (10 minutes for mini muffins). Muffins can be served hot with ice-cream or cold with yoghurt and extra blueberries.  
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