A Taste Of Matarangi

Our History

A taste of Matarangi history

It started with a dream

For years, local businessman and community stalwart Puku Stevens, dreamed of providing a festival for the local community. Then along came a newcomer to the community who said … "I can help you achieve that dream".

So they gathered a team of dedicated community volunteers offering a combination of experience, skill and enthusiasm, and A Taste of Matarangi was developed.

The overwhelmingly positive response to the inaugural festival in 2013 from audiences, the media, regional businesses and the community has confirmed that A Taste of Matarangi festival will become an annual event.

Join us for more fun this year!

If you haven't attended before, then its your chance to join us at the next A Taste of Matarangi festival.

If you've been before, be sure to join us again for another fabulous day.

The food, wine and music festival is fast becoming a popular event situated at one of the most picturesque locations in the Coromandel Peninsula - Matarangi.

Bring family and friends, and experience the delicious cuisine, world-class wine and craft beer, enjoy family activities, food competitions, charity auctions and continuous live music on stage that will enliven you and have you rocking throughout the day!

Festival Committee

Bronwyn Ririnui, Maureen, Moss, Kerre Baker, Mary Kedzlie, Karen Whitehead, Danielle Threadgold.

The dream continues

A Taste of Matarangi – food, wine and music by the beach – is a day to bring communities and families together, celebrate what we have to offer, showcase local cuisine, businesses and talent, and invite visitors to the region. It is also an event to raise awareness and fundraise for a chosen charity that benefits the surrounding community.
See you there!

Bronwyn Ririnui, A Taste of Matarangi

Book your place

Tickets are on sale now. Order now to avoid disappointment.



Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Without the help of our sponsors, this event would not happen. The following businesses are sponsoring the event and we are thankful for their support.


All About Whitianga
Creative Fuel design/print/web
CFM Coromandel logo
FWJ Media logo


Puku & Kerres
Coastal Signs
Jenna James Photography
Matarangi Rate Payers Assciation Inc
The Matarangi Beach Paper
Felicity Jean Photography


Pipers Cafe Matarangi
Holistic Health logo

Search & Rescue Landsar Kuaotunu logo

Land Search & Rescue Kuaotunu

Te Rerenga School logo

Te Rerenga School