Duke of Marlborough Matariki 2024

Fourth Annual Tohunga Tumau: Puanga Matariki Dinner - Saturday 6th July 2024

We are excited to announce our Fourth Annual Tohunga Tumau: Puanga Matariki Dinner at The Duke of Marlborough on Saturday 6th July 2024!

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Tohunga Tumau returns for the fourth year with an all-star cast of Maori master chefs that includes the Hangi Master Rewi Spraggon, Duke of Marlborough Executive Chef Tama Salive, Charlottes Kitchen Head Chef Liam Tito-Salive, New Zealand MasterChef winners, Karena & Kasey Bird, and Joe McLeod, Presenter of Classical Maori Cuisine Concepts of New Zealand.

Join us for an incredible culinary experience of fine dining featuring the best of modern Maori cuisine, entertainment and culture will be a night to remember and includes a Canape Reception from 5.00pm followed by a 4-course meal, designed and prepared especially for Puanga Matariki by our master chefs who will each introduce their dish.

Each course will be matched with a superb Northland or Maori produced wine as well.

We will have awesome entertainment throughout the night, so keep an eye on this page for updates!

This event sold out last year and will be in high demand as we have limited capacity. Save the date and please book early to avoid disappointment!

Dine but Not Stay -

Dinner $240.00 per person, including wine pairing, or $2,400 for a table of 10*.

For further details of staying longer, booking more than 10 people for the event, or any other questions please contact, [email protected]

*payment will be required upon booking

Wine, Dine, & Stay 

We have some great accommodation packages; why not make the most of the weekend and bring your friends to Russell to stay with us too!

Wine, Dine, & Stay - One Night Package

One Night Package, including Matariki Dinner for Two People 

Superior - $680.00

Classic - $652.50

Small - $615.00

Wine, Dine, & Stay - Two Night Package

Two Night Package, including Matariki Dinner for Two People 

Superior - $880.00

Classic - $825.00

Small - $750.00

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