The Event


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 members 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 will become an annual event.


"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.



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.


If you haven't attended before, then its your chance to join us at the fifth "A Taste of Matarangi" festival in 2017.

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

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




The pages on this website will provide you with everything you need to be prepared for an enjoyable time at "A Taste of Matarangi 2016".


See you there!