There is only one place in the world where you can experience a traditional Māori Hāngi, kiwi rock n roll alongside local and international dance music, all the while on a stunningly remote island. Welcome to Island Time On Motutapu 2022.
Good news for those wanting to get some Island Time this Summer, with the announcement of the return of Island Time on Motutapu on January 28-30 2022.
Held at the historic Te Pēhi o Manawatere, Home Bay, on Te Motutapu a Taikehu, this new and exciting event presents the opportunity for locals and visitors of Tāmaki to EAT, DRINK and DANCE on a unique island setting this summer. Held over 3 days, attendees gain access to one of four Island Time sessions taking place on either FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 2022, SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 2022 or all ages day on SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 2022.
This year, visitors to the island get to enjoy Aotearoa’s oldest dish, with a truly unique Motutapu hāngi experience thanks to HĀNGI MASTER. Rewi Spraggon, founder of Hāngi Master believes that to cook Hāngi for people is at the heart of the welcome and hospitality of Māori culture. Traditional Māori kai using a time-honoured ancestral practise to heat rocks with manuka timber then bury the food in the earth to cook a delicious meal, which takes on the flavours of the earth and the smokiness of the timber. Soul food at its best! Kai available include HĀNGI TUTURU (Pork, Chicken, Potato, Kumara, Pumpkin, Cabbage, Stuffing and Watercress salad), HĀNGI PORK BELLY BAO, PORK BUNS and HĀNGI PIE. A tasty selection of Auckland food trucks will also be available, including spanish paela, your classic hot chips and real fruit ice cream. A range of Gluten free and vegan options will be available.
And for those who enjoy a tipple while forgetting about life for a while, beverage partners include ice cold MUMM CHAMPAGNE, STONELEIGH WINES, ABSOLUT VODKA RTD, JAMESON WHISKEY RTD, and MOA BEER. FOR THE BETTER GOOD water will be available along with KARMA COLA range of beverages.
And of course, the big dance features a mixture of local and international flavours.
Session Tahi kicks off on Friday afternoon with the return of New Zealand’s greatest dance exponents JORDAN LUCK BAND this time bringing the full band and production. The session also includes vibe setting sets from DJ BONTEMPO and quinnessential party act SWEET MIX KIDS.
With two sessions taking place on the Saturday (Session Rua + Session Toru), electronic dance music lovers get to enjoy a blend of house and liquid drum and bass sets from PORIS, SWEET MIX KIDS and ANA AGIÜS, headlined by special liquid drum and bass performance from UK Producer K MOTIONZ.
Then Sunday sees Session Rua welcome kids of all ages, with JORDAN LUCK BAND and SWEET MIX KIDS all heading back to the island, joined by live house duo SAMSON LIVE to entertain the whole family on the final session.
Taking place at the historic Te Pēhi o Manawatere, Home Bay, on Te Motutapu a Taikehu, this new and exciting event presents the opportunity for locals and visitors of Tāmaki to eat, drink and dance on a unique island setting this summer.
The event also presents the opportunity for Aucklanders and visitors to gain a greater understanding of the island and its cultural significance for the region. Through the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki partnership, there will be the opportunity for event attendees to learn about the history of the island in a fun and engaging way. The event is focused on delivering an economical and environmentally sustainable event for future generations to enjoy.
Island Time on Motutapu is a collaboration between ENDEAVOUR LIVE and TE HAERENGA O NGĀI TAI KI TĀMAKI, in association with AUCKLAND UNLIMITED.