Interested in having a stall in the Te Matatini Marketplace at Te Matatini 2015?

Then we want to hear from you.

Hosted by the Waitaha Cultural Council, Te Matatini Festival will be held in the Special Events Arena, North Hagley Park Christchurch 4-8 March, 2015. This will be the world’s largest celebration of Māori performing arts, supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Christchurch City Council.

We are expecting more than 30,000 festival goers and at least 10,000 hungry mouths will be descending on North Hagley Park each day.

Te Matatini Festival 2015 will be a whānau-friendly, smoke-free, alcohol and drug free event. Instead of hot dogs and fizzy drink, only the best of southern kai and international cuisine will be on offer.

All stalls and exhibition sites will be situated in the Te Matatini Marketplace. The aim of the Marketplace is to provide a food and shopping experience for festival goers, with a variety of stalls showcasing local, Māori and distinctly southern kai, arts and crafts.

Key dates

Monday 22 September, stall applications open. Application form and Terms and Conditions available online.
Friday 24 October, stalls applications close.
Monday 3 November, applicants advised. Invoices sent to confirmed stallholders.
Friday 28 November, first stalls payment (40%) due.

Friday 30 January, final stalls payment (60%) due.
20 January – 2 March, information provided to stallholders as required.
3 – 4 March, stallholder pack-in and briefing.
4 – 8 March, Te Matatini 2015
8 – 9 March, stallholder pack-out.

Te Matatini Marketplace stallholders – frequently asked questions

What is the criteria for applying for a stall site?

To be eligible for a stall site at Te Matatini 2015 Christchurch applicants must:
1. Fill in and submit an application form (available online from Monday 22 September 2014);
2. Show that the products, goods or services sold or promoted through the stall will:
– offer healthy Māori, local or southern kai
– offer quality Māori, local or southern products, arts or crafts
– promote healthy whānau and healthy lifestyles
– offer Māori or southern arts or cultural experiences for festival goers
3. Agree to the stallholder terms and conditions
4. Pay the stall fee on time. Payment of 40% of the stall fee due by Friday 28 November 2014.
Payment of 60% of the stall fee due by Friday 30 January 2015.

Matatini Stall info

What if I have a truck or caravan or don’t require a marquee?
Do I still have to pay the full stall fee?
If you do not require the marquee, you will still need to pay the full stall fee.

Do I have to pay a commission?
No. You do not have to pay a commission on top of your stall fee.

How will stalls be allocated?
Stalls will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants who meet the criteria outlined above and pay their stall fee on time.

Can I see the stalls map?
A basic stalls map will be available from Monday 22 September on

Can I choose my own stall site?
No. Stall sites will be allocated at the discretion of Te Matatini event team.

Is there AWOP at the festival?
No. There is no AWOP at this Te Matatini festival. It is cash/Eftpos only.

Will Te Matatini be providing a payment/cash/Eftpos system for stallholders?
No. Stallholders will need to arrange their own cash and Eftpos facilities.

Is there Wi-Fi access on site?
Yes. There will be Wi-Fi on site. Details on how to access this will be given during pack in.

Will there be power to the stall sites?
Yes. All stalls will have one power connection to their site. No individual generators are to be brought on site.

Ticket sale update

Ticket sales have been steady. The largest seller is Fanzone, and we are already close to meeting our conservative target for this area. More than half the ticket sales are from the Canterbury region. Of the one-day sales, Thursday is the big seller, most likely due to South Island whānau supporting their kapa. Remember whānau, the early bird prices (the lowest price possible) are only available until the end of December 2014. The $10 youth daily ticket is a particularly great incentive for schools to buy now. Please visit for information on ticket prices, Fanzone and VIP tickets.

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