Puanga on a Plate

Whats On

Puanga on a Plate is a vibrant food festival that celebrates Puanga Matariki with a delicious twist.

This event is a culinary journey where local restaurants are showcasing their creativity by crafting dishes that resonate with the themes of home, family, and identity. It's an opportunity for the community to come together, share in the abundance of food.

From traditional kai to contemporary fusion, each dish tells a story, connecting diners during this special time of reflection and celebration.

Two esteemed judges have the exciting role of selecting the inaugural winner of this year's competition. The winner of the Judges award will receive a beautifully crafted local trophy, granting the winning restaurant ultimate bragging rights...BUT that's not all! You also have a voice in this culinary showdown through the People's Choice Award.

Voting opens on Friday 31 May 2024 and wraps up on Tuesday 25 June 2024. The recipients of both awards will be announced on Thursday 27 June 2024. Don't miss your chance to help decide who takes home the honours.

Check out our website for the full list of eateries taking part along with their unique dishes and then cast your vote for people's choice!

Remember that each restaurant taking part will have differing opening hours and menu pricing.

Restaurants taking part include:

- Aqua Restaurant and Bar

- Astro Boy

- Grand Thai Restaurant

- Local Talent Tavern

- Malthouse

- The Butter Factory

- The Quay

How to Find Us

Various Locations, Whangārei

Event Dates

Sunday 30 June 2024