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Matariki 2017 Challenge 10th June-14th July

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Victoria St Bistro

The Dish on the Challenge?

Local chefs create an amazing dish inspired by Matariki and including (at least two) local ingredients.

The dishes are available for the public to enjoy and mystery judges to assess from the 10th June – 14th July.

Costs to enter – $150+GST for WFI Members, $250+GST for non members

Entries close 26 May


Why enter?

  • Support this uniquely Waikato event
  • Great team building and training exercise
  • Gain awesome publicity
  • Attract new customers
  • You might just win!



2017 Matariki Challenge
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Matariki is a small but distinctive star cluster whose appearance in the north eastern pre-dawn sky in late May, early June marks the start of a new phase of life.

In ancient times, Matariki arrived at the end of the harvest and was therefore a time of plenty and for celebration.

Matariki can be translated in two ways – Mata Riki (tiny eyes) and Mata Ariki (eyes of God). Either way the eyes are thought to watch over the land and it’s people.