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) 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.