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A Taste of Matarangi

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Event Info

April 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
End Date
April 10, 2021
(Original date: April 04, 2020)

The Village Green
Kenwood Place, Matarangi
All ages
Priced from $20.00
Additional fees may apply

Event information may be subject to change. Please confirm details with event organisers.
A Taste of Matarangi Crowd Photo

What to Expect

Come to the Taste of Matarangi and enjoy a day full of delicious seafood, local produce, fine wine, cold beer and listen to some great music - all at this wonderful beach location in Matarangi.

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  • 10am - Gates open
  • 10.30 am Welcome by local iwi Ngati Huarere
  • 10.45am - Music: Whitianga Dixieland Band
  • 11am - Te Rerenga School Children's cooking competition
  • 11.45am - ‘The Great ATOM Cook Off’ 
  • 12pm - Music: Taotua duo
  • 1pm - Charity Auction
  • 1.30pm - Music: Coachella
  • 2.45pm - Raffle ticket drawn (on sale 10am-2pm at raffle tent, next to cooking tent)
  • 3pm- Music: Sugafix - rocking us from afternoon to close of the day
  • 4pm - Alcohol sales close
  • 4.30pm - Festival closes

A Taste of Matarangi Parking & Getting there

Street parking along Kenwood Drive and surrounding streets. Disabled parking near the entrance at the end of Kenwood Drive. Please follow the link to A Taste of Matarangi website for information about shuttle transport options.

Supporting Local Charities

The proceeds raised throughout the day will be donated to a vital organisation in our region - Kuaotunu Land Search & Rescue (KSAR) and Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust (CRHT).  Additional fundraising will also take place with fantastic items up for grabs as part of our Charity Auction. Opportunities to donate to our charities are through the website when purchasing your ticket and on event data the charity auction, raffle tent and the bucket drop.

Great prizes for the charity Auction

A Luxury weekend package for two in Whitianga-including 
  • Two nights at the beach front Admiralty Lodge in Whitianga
  • A meal voucher for Stoked Restaurant, Whitianga
  • Two deluxe four hour pool passes for The Lost Spring
Donated by Admiralty Lodge, Stoked Restaurant, The Lost Spring - Whitianga

A Matarangi getaway package for two – including
  • Two nights accommodation at the Sunset Villa Matarangi 
  • Two rounds of golf including a cart at The Dunes Golf Club
  • Two 1/2hr massages from Holistic Health
  • And a meal voucher 
Donated by Sunset Villa & The Dunes golf course – Matarangi and Holistic Health - Kuaotunu. All bookings and reservations are subject to availability.

Additional Important Information for the day

Please visit the link to the Taste Of Matarangi website to view information about venue entry, liquor information, food and beverages, transport, eftpos machine, animals and general event management for the day. For more ‘need to know information’ please go to the website and keep a watch on our facebook page for regular updates.

Volunteer at a taste of matarangi With Us!

If you are able to volunteer at the festival we would appreciate your assistance!  Please go to our website for more information or contact us by phone or email.

We suggest you arrive at the festival with an empty stomach because we know you will be leaving with a full and satisfied one!


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Event information may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please confirm details with event organisers.
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