Cancelled for 2021 - dates for 2022 to be advised. 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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A Taste of Matarangi has been cancelled for 2021, please see the related link for more information from the festival committee.
Ticket Refunds for Cancelled 2020 Festival
Please visit the event website for ticket refund information.
Programmefor 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19 Level four lockdown)
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
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 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!