Essence of Tairāwhiti - Our People, Our Flavours, Our Place

25feb2:00 pm10:00 pmRescheduledEssence of Tairāwhiti - Our People, Our Flavours, Our Place

Event Details

Location: Bayley’s House and Garden area, Gisborne A&P Showgrounds.
Essence has an all-inclusive ticket price, ensuring all ticket holders get to experience the true Essence of Tairāwhiti:

  • – 20 dishes prepared by top chefs showcasing food sourced from Tairāwhiti
  • – Wine, beer and non – alcoholic drinks created from locally grown and gathered products
  • – Local live music and entertainment
  • – An all-day line-up of cooking demonstrations featuring chefs, hunters and gatherers
  • – A boutique retail store full of local products for you to purchase for home
  • – Live art demonstrations
  • – Local chef competitions
  • – Buses to and from the event
  • – Lounge area
  • – There is also an opportunity to purchase further food, drink and retail products outside of ticket price with cash.
  • Tickets here:



(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Showgrounds Park & Event Centre

20 Main Rd, Makaraka


Essence of Tairāwhiti

Essence is more than a food festival. It's about who we are and where we’re from, our essence of life. Local chefs, hunters, gatherers and producers sharing experiences of food gathering, whānau, community and culture. Email: 021 230 4662

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