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Get ready, because A Taste of Matarangi is just around the corner!

Make your way to the Village Green in Matarangi on Saturday, 6 April, where the festivities will be in full swing. The festival kicks off at 10.00am and continues until 4.30pm, ensuring plenty of time to indulge in the culinary delights and groove to the beats of live music.
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For those eager to secure their spot at the festival, time is of the essence. Online ticket sales will close on Friday, 5 April @ 5pm, ensuring no one misses out on the opportunity to indulge in this. After this date, limited tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $40 per adult.

Transportation to the event is made convenient with various options available.  Whether you prefer to drive yourself or opt for alternate modes of transportation, rest assured that getting to the festival will be a breeze. Make your travel arrangements in advance to ensure a smooth and stress-free journey to the event. Pre-bookings are essential for the alternate transport options. Please view these on the festival website.

Meanwhile let the rhythm move you with live music performances from talented artists throughout the day. Starting the event day with the Te Rerenga School pupils performing Kapa Haka, followed by our local sensation, Francie Lidgard performing her solo musical collection. Enjoy your lunch time listening to two local artists from Tairua, Cosha delivering instrumental sweetness and a versatile range of music with their unique acoustic touch.

The afternoon continues with live beats from Black and Gold, a dynamic ensemble inviting you to experience the fusion of sound at it’s finest. Finally, Sugafix will be headlining and delivering an unforgettable closing set that will have you on your feet and craving for more.

Be sure to check the event programme on our website for a schedule of activities and performances so you don’t miss a beat.

As the anticipation builds for this festival, the organising committee is proud to continue its tradition of supporting local organisations that make a significant impact in the local community. This year, the two benefactors are: Kuaotunu Land Search & Rescue (KSAR) and Te Rerenga School. The funds raised from the festival will help them continue their invaluable work.

Go to our website to purchase your tickets online before Saturday, 6 April. Check your transport options and peruse the event programme to make the most of this fabulous day of food, wine and music by the beach.