Music – Bands

This year's line up of artists bring a family-friendly fun party atmosphere to A Taste of Matarangi for another fabulous day of food, wine and music by the beach.


Headlining band is Sugafix, a versatile four-piece party band from sunny Tauranga. With the perfect blend of male and female vocals, their repertoire satisfies a wide range of musical tastes. Everyone will be up and dancing at the end of the day with Sugafix!


If you like a variety of music styles then Coachella will certainly have you off your seats and on the dance floor. A trio with a difference, they play a wide range of music from modern indie/folk to country classics and pop hits to old-school rock and roll. These guys bring an energy and unique style that is sure to create the perfect atmosphere for our event and get everyone up dancing.



Taotua Duo delivers an incredible groove with just acoustic guitar and percussion. TJ Taotua has been singing for 18 years, covering genres and styles such as blues, jazz, funk, motown, disco and old school.

Combining his soulful acoustic guitar and voice with percussion grooves makes for a unique listening experience, with all the groove of a larger band in a small package.

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Whitianga Dixieland Band

The newly formed Whitianga Dixieland Band presents a selection of New Orleans jazz tunes. From cruisey blues to foot stomping swing music, Dixieland music is the original unplugged, good times groove.

Whitianga Dixieland Band features Paul Lee on clarinet, Kevin Robinson on trumpet, Trevor Hildreth on flugel-trombone, Paul Bradley on acoustic bass, Jani Dennis on piano, Rob Perks on drums and Len Salt on banjo.

Past Events

A Taste of Matarangi 2013-2019

April 2022

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


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Land Search & Rescue Kuaotunu

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Te Rerenga School