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Feasting this Matariki!

Feasting this Matariki!

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As we head into one long weekend it’s time to think about the next one, and how you’ll be celebrating the rise of Matariki and our brand new public holiday.

If kai/food is your thing we have over 10 days of celebrations throughout Aotearoa, that honour this special time of year.

Begin as you intend to continue and immerse yourself in our unique food culture.

Mānawatia a Matariki!

Angela Clifford, CE Eat New Zealand.

Follow us on social media at both @eat.newzealand and @feastmatariki to see these celebrations come to life.

Fiery Feast in Ōtautahi - 25th June

Join us in the Botanic Gardens on Saturday 25th June for a fiery feast including canapés and waiata in the hot house, followed by four courses matched with organic Greystone wines and Brew Moon beer.

There will be story-telling and kai presented by Māori chefs and presenters including Jonny Schwass, Josh Hunter (Whakapapa of Your Kai + Eat NZ Kaitaki) and Junior Tana from Pūmau Productions, supported by Mat Johns and Rod Thomson of Base Food By Fire.

Tickets on sale NOW - secure your seat here.

Get your tickets to the Fiery Feast!

Feast Matariki in Awarua / Bluff

Eat New Zealand and Te Rūnaka o Awarua are excited to present this Murihiku / Southland Feast Matariki event on Friday 24th June. The event will be hosted by: Te Rau Aroha Marae, Ruapuke Uncut, Chef Hayz and Chef Ethan Flack.

There are limited tickets available - so don't delay.

To secure a ticket email: maania.niha-dobson@sit.ac.nz

I'd love to attend Feast Matariki in Murihiku / Southland

Feast Matariki in Takapō

  • Feast Matariki with Joseph Hullen, Dr Mike Stephens and Giulio Sturla

Saturday 25th June 11.15am & 12.45pm Tekapo Community Hall, 8 Aorangi Crescent, Takapō FREE Join Ngāi Tahu's Mahika Kai experts Joseph Hullen and Dr Mike Stephens as they reconnect you to where your kai comes from. They'll be supported by Giulio Sturla, founder of Eat New Zealand and owner of Mapu Test Kitchen. Get your tickets here.

Get tickets to the Feast Matariki Mahika Kai Demonstration

This event is part of the Matariki Mackenzie Festival - a celebration of whānau and whenua - taking place in Takapõ on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June. Find out more about what's happening over the two day festival here.

Feast Matariki in Northland

  • Tohunga Tumae: Puanga Matariki Dinner, The Duke of Marlborough, Russell.
Join this culinary experience to celebrate Matariki in the Bay of Islands. An all-star cast of Māori master chefs including the Hangi Master, Rewi Spraggon, Grant Kitchen, Rex Morgan and Tama Salive (The Duke of Marlborough) will present a menu indigenous to Aotearoa.

This evening of fine dining featuring the best of modern Maori cuisine, entertainment, and culture will be a night to remember and includes a Canape Reception from 5.30pm followed by a 4-course meal, designed and prepared especially for Puanga Matariki by our master chefs who will each introduce their dish.

Get tickets to the Tohunga Tumae in Northland

Tāmaki Makaurau

  • The Realness 'Kaihaukai' ~ Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Monday 13th June Ima Cuisine 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 tickets to 'Kaihaukai' in Tāmaki Makaurau

We'd like to acknowledge the generous and ongoing support of our sponsors and partners including the Ministry for Primary Industries, Our Land and Water, AgResearch, Anchor Food Professionals & Foundation for Arable Research.


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