Each year, A Taste of Matarangi Festival strives to give back towards charitable causes that benefit the community. Since its inception, the festival has raised $56,000 to it’s benefactors through fundraising initiatives and donations.

For the 2018 event, the organisers will once again be supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service and Kuaotunu Land Search & Rescue (KSAR). We are pleased to have both charities on board, as they work together to help save lives on the Coromandel Peninsula.



We welcome back for the Sixth year. Coromandel Peninsula ambassadors for Coromandel Westpac Rescue Helicopter – Alison and Rebecca Harris. Rebecca’s personal goal each year is to raise funds for the rescue helicopter and we are pleased to receive her support again for the 2018 event. They will be bringing live auction packages, their helicopter simulator, merchandise tent and donation buckets that will be placed around the festival for people to donate freely.

Kuaotunu Land Search & Rescue (KSAR)

Land Search & Rescue

Kuaotunu Land Search & Rescue (KSAR) are the people who go out into the bush and remote areas all hours of the day and night looking for lost persons; they work alongside the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust service. The group runs on a professional basis and members are highly trained.

There will be opportunities to make donations to support both charities when purchasing tickets online and at the 2018 event.

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Join us to celebrate the sixth Taste of Matarangi festival on the 7th of April 2018.



Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Without the help of our sponsors, this event would not happen. The following businesses are sponsoring the 2018 event and we are thankful for their support.
Creative Fuel design/print/web
All About Whitianga
More FM

Felicity Jean Photography
Holistic Health
Puku & Kerres
Matarangi General Store
Coromandel Life
The Matarangi Beach Paper
Coastal Signs
Matarangi Rate Payers Assciation Inc