What's on: 13th - 26th June
See below a programme of events that will be taking place throughout Aotearoa. Each is designed to bring people together to celebrate our kai at this important time of year for our culture and our country:
- The Realness 'Kaihaukai' ~ Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland
Monday 13th June
The Realness and Eat New Zealand come together to celebrate the connection between food and Matariki on Monday 13th June. It will be an evening of story-telling by Arataki, wānanga (learning) and enjoying the warmth of each other’s company. Get your tickets here.
- Feast Matariki Ōtautahi / Christchurch
Saturday 25th June
There will be story-telling and kai presented by Māori chefs and presenters including Jonny Schwass, Josh Hunter (Whakapapa of Your Kai) and Junior Tana from Pūmau Productions, supported by Mat Johns and Rod Thomson of Base Food By Fire. Get your tickets here.
- Feast Matariki Awarua / Bluff
Friday 24th June
Te Rau Aroha Marae
A special opportunity to celebrate Matariki at the incredible Te Rau Aroha Marae. The meal with be coordinated by marae food expert Mali, supported by Eat NZ Kaitaki chef Ethan Flack and Eat NZ Kaitaki Mahika Kai expert Dan Tarrant. More details to follow.
- Mana Moana: Ōtepoti / Dunedin
Friday 24th - 26th June
Steamer Basin Wharf
A spectacular, immersive show on the Otago Harbour waterfront presented over three nights, water and light will combine in a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience for the whole family, created by Māori and Pāsifikā artists. Complemented by a food night market and hospitality offerings from established eateries. This is a free public event. More details to follow.
- Feast Matariki Community Festival Tākapõ
Saturday 25th June
Includes presentation by Mahika Kai experts and supported by Eat New Zealand Chef Giulio Sturla. More details to follow.
For more updates on events happening throughout the country, follow us on social media at both @eat.newzealand and @feastmatariki.