Punakaiki, Taiko Festival

7.30pm 28 April, 2018

Tiki Taane headlines April’s Tāiko Festival in Punakaiki with a solo set starting 7.30pm. The 2018 festival will be the fourth time the event has been held to mark the return of local bird hero, the Westland Petrel.

A timetable of environmental and community events for families leads up to the big music night at the Punakaiki Beach Camp, on Saturday 28 April.



The Festival includes a beach parade to welcome back the petrels, jam night, native tree planting, a community market and kids activities.

“We’re trying to create something with the Festival that’s quintessentially New Zealand – it’s about the bush, beach, birds, fun people and great vibes.  Tiki Taane fits perfectly and we hope like heck that groovers from up and down both the West and the East Coast will come and support our event.  There’s even a plane directly from Wellington to Westport, only 45 minutes’ north of Punakaiki – so politicians, bureaucrats, and cool café types can take a break from the windy city to get a bit real in some amazing nature!”

Local accommodation ranges from tent sites and cabins at the camping ground, to Airbnb, bed and breakfast, motels and the Punakaiki Resort.

“Local businesses are right behind this Festival – we’re very accustomed to catering for international visitors, but we’d love to see more Kiwis discover our wonderful community.

Put it in your diaries for Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April 2018.

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