Registrations are open for the Taranaki Puanga Festival 2019, you will find forms for each event or a pack for Days 1 & 2 in the War Memorial Hall and Day 3 Sports.

The Puanga korowai will be awarded to another deserving person at this years powhiri and official opening of the festival.

you can expect to see kapahaka of all ages, Manu Koorero, Idols talent shows, poster entries and stalls over the first 2 Days of the festival held at the Waitara War Memorial hall. On Day 3 held at Waitara Clifton Park we will have netball, stalls and family friendly activities.

*Please have entries in by 26 September 2019

**Gold coin donation at the door each day and doors will be closed during performances, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Puanga Events


Puanga Stall holders

Stall holders can fill out a form online or print and post

Idol puanga

Puanga Idol Information

Stars, diva’s and amateurs to bring everything you’ve got to the stage and showcase your talent for family and friends of the community. Opportunity to win a cash prize!

te Reo Puanga

Manu Kōrero

We are continuing the Te Reo initiative that was started in 2008, 2009, 2010, and was a great success. Run along side the annual Puanga Festival.

Puanga Poster comp

Puanga Poster Information

Put your best foot forward in the Puanga poster competition and illustrate what Puanga mean’s to you.

puanga kapahaka

Puanga Kapa Haka Information

Comp and non-comp entry options available for your school, kohanga or open grade team. Have fun promoting Maori culture and community pride!


Puanga Outdoor Netball

Puanga outdoor netball. mixed tournament – register your interest online, download an info pack or contact us for more information

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