A Taste of Matarangi

Taste of Matarangi event near Whitianga
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A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
Relaxing at the Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015
A Taste of Matarangi 2015


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  • Event programme Taste of Matarangi 2017.pdf
    Download the Taste of Matarangi Event programme - music, family fun, food tasting, cooking demonstrations, auctions and more throughout the day!
    615 KB
  • Important Event Information Taste of Matarangi.pdf
    Download all of the important event information to know for the Taste of Matarangi
    606 KB
  • Charity auction packages.pdf
    Take part in our charity auctions to win some great prizes. See attached for the list of prizes up for grabs!
    635 KB


Kenwood Drive
Post Code


Bronwyn Ririnui
021 158 4774


The Village Green
10am - 4.30pm

Example programme 2017 (Details for 2018 tbc)
10am - Gates open and welcome by local iwi Ngati Huarere
10.30am - Music begins (and throughout the day)
11.15am - Cooking demonstration and tasting
1pm - Charity auctions
2.45pm - Raffle ticket drawn (on sale 10am-2pm at merchandise tent)
3pm- 4.30pm - Five O'Clock Shadow rocking us from afternoon to close of the day.

Event Info

Event Date
April 07, 2018
Start Time
General Admission

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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.
Join us to celebrate - it really is a fabulous day of food, wine and music by the beach!

Family Entertainment (Throughout the day)
Fun for all the family in Matarangi with live music, childrens activities and kidzone (including Eventfun amusement rides and bouncy castles), helicopter simulator,food and beverage stalls and much more!

Example of the Festitval information 2017 below:

2017 Bands Performing At The Festival (10.30am-4.30pm)
  • Wilde and Rich - an acoustic duo with attitude (10.30am)
  • Cosha - classic rock with a funk infusion from this local Tairua band  (12pm)
  • Noise Control (early afternoon)
  • Five O'Clock Shadow - a festival favourite for the finale to get young and old up on their feet. (3pm - 4.30pm)
Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings (11.15am in the Marquee)

With Andy and Shelley Coreles from Castle Rock Cafe. Andy was the Cook off winner at the 2013. A Taste of Matarangi Festival and has some great ideas and skills for you to view.

Example 2017 Ticket Price
$15 - Adult
$30 - Family Pass (two adults and two kids)
$5 - Kids Ticket (5-17 yrs)

The Village Green, Matarangi Beach (access via Cordyline Crescent or Kenwood Drive).

  • Street parking along Kenwood Drive and surrounding streets
  • Disabled parking near the entrance at the end of Kenwood Drive
Supporting Local Charities
The proceeds raised throughout the day will be donated to two vital organisations in our region - Auckland/Coromandel Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Kuaotunu Land Search & Rescue.  Additional fundraising will also take place including:

Charity Auction raffles (starting at 1pm) prizes include:
  • Two Whitianga packages with two nights’ accommodation at the Admiralty Lodge, a $100 voucher for Salt Restaurant and a deluxe all day pass for two at The Lost Springs,
  • A Matarangi package of two nights’ accommodation with two rounds of golf for two people at The Dunes Golf Resort,
  • A night’s accommodation for up to four people in a chalet donated by Kuaotunu Chalets and Charters Ltd and a $50 voucher from Luke’s Kitchen, Kuaotunu.
Donation bucket drops
Following the charity auction raffle will be a charity bucket drop amongst the crowd – with donations towards the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

 Additional Important Information
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.

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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