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High Demand for VIP Treatment at Te Matatini Festival

20th January, 2017

High Demand for VIP Treatment at Te Matatini Festival

High Demand for VIP Treatment at Te Matatini Festival


Te Matatini is pleased to support Kahungunu-led initiatives as part of the national festival in Hastings, Feb 22 – 26, 2017.


This includes an exclusive VIP experience, The Pāua Club.


Ngāti Kahungunu wanted to provide a level of premium care for their business and international guests at several events leading up to and including Te Matatini,” said Carl Ross, the Executive Director of Te Matatini.


“We also discovered that there was huge demand for premium seating in the VIP-Corporate area at our national festival. In previous years tickets have sold out within hours of going on sale.”


“The Pāua Club is an opportunity to host the festival’s generous sponsors and supporters too,” he said.


There are 500 Pāua Club tickets available at $1000 per person; 250 of these have been made available for the public to purchase. This includes VIP access at Kahungunu Festival Events prior to Te Matatini:

Waitangi Day (HB Sports Park 6 Feb 2017)

Ahuriri Light Trail (Meeanee Reserve 16-19 Feb 2017)

Te Herenga Waka Festival (11-26 Feb 2017)

Kahungunu Water Bourne Show (19 Feb 2017)


During the Te Matatini Festival, Pāua Club Membership includes:

Event access, seating and VIP Parking

Catering provided by guest chefs

Business Centre services

Admission to The Pāua Club Gala Dinner


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