TE MATATINI FOOD & SHOPPING VILLAGE
The Te Matatini Food and Shopping Village is located a short stroll from the main stage area. Here you can:
EAT and DRINK at over 30+ stalls selling hot and cold food and non-alcoholic drinks. Kaimoana (seafood), rewana burgers and sandwiches, whitebait, chop suey, sushi, ice-cream, crepes, steam pudding, expresso coffee and kettle-corn are just a sample of what you will find here. Food kiosks are also available along the Grandstand concourse.
SHOP – at a variety of retail stalls selling indigenous clothing, taonga, jewellery and creative arts and crafts.
Get free INFORMATION and ADVICE from government, education and service providers.
VISIT the Te Matatini Sponsors stalls and the Police, NZ Army and NZ Fire Service sites. Also check out the Kitchen Fire Safety demonstration happening at regular intervals during the day.
RELAX in the shade and picnic areas available in the village.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME & MERCHANDISE
The Official Te Matatini Festival Programme will be on sale for $5.00 from the gates and Information Booths.
Official Te Matatini Clothing (hoodies, caps, t-shirts and polo shirts) will be on sale in the Shopping Village.
Te Matatini - Nga Tatangi a Te Whare Karioi books (2013, 2011 and 2009) will also be on sale. These books, featuring one composition from each competing Kapa Haka are great as a gift, memento or collector’s item.
NGA TAONGA O TE MATATINI SITE
A new feature at the festival will be the Nga Taonga o Te Matatini site. Here you can get a taste of the 40 year history of Te Matatini and competitive kapa haka and take a close up look at the taonga (trophies) awarded at each festival.
WATCH & LISTEN
RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCAST
Listen to live broadcasts of performances on Te Arawa FM (89 FM) or tune into Maori Television (the official broadcaster of Te Matatini 2013 – Rotorua) to watch highlights of competition pool performances each evening, and the finals live on Sunday 24 February 2013.
TRANSLATION SERVICE – HAKARONGO MAI 106.3 FM
Hakarongo Mai is a translation service, where you can listen to a live English translation of a performance as it happens on stage. Tune into the Hakarongo Mai team on 106.3 FM by using any radio device, mobile phone (with radio capability), or purchase a radio headset for $2, from the on-site Information Booths located at each gate and under the scoreboard.
BABY CHANGE AND TAMARIKI AREA
A Tipu Ora Baby Change tent and Tamariki area will be located in the Shopping Village. The Tamariki area features a playground area and “Te Matatini’s Got Talent” stage. It is for 4 – 10 year olds accompanied by a parent or adult. It will be fully supervised and open from 10am – 4.30pm daily.
I-Ambassador teams and hosts with “Patai Mai” (Ask Me) shirts will be available in car parking areas, at the gates and throughout the venue. If you need help, guidance or assistance, then patai mai (just ask).
LOST AND FOUND/MISSING TAMARIKI
For any lost and found items or missing/lost children, go to the Information Booth under the scoreboard. You can also purchase an Official Festival Programme or Hakarongo Mai Headsets from here.
FIRST AID/EMERGENCY SERVICES
St Johns First Aid and emergency services will be stationed throughout the venue for any help or medical assistance you may require.
Police, Maori wardens and security staff are there to ensure you have a safe festival. If you need help, patai mai (just ask).