VENUE: Viaduct Events Centre
Applications are now open for stallholder sites at the 2017 Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival, which runs from Saturday, 28 – Monday, 30 January 2017 in and around the Viaduct Events Centre.
The Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival is delivered by Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), on behalf of Auckland Council, in partnership with the mana whenua of Tāmaki Makaurau.
This free and family-friendly festival puts the unique Māori history, heritage and contemporary culture of Tāmaki Makaurau in the spotlight via performances by contemporary Māori artists and Auckland’s top kapa haka groups, workshops and talks, Māori crafts and kai, traditional games, healing and ta moko, and storytelling centred on the stories of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Its on-water programme includes tribal waka races, have-a-go waka experiences and sailings.
It is Auckland’s newest cultural festival and moves to the Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduct Basin for its second edition, in 2017.
Applications are now being accepted for all stallholder sites at 2017 Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival. There are six types of stalls available for the 2017 festival:
- Food (business/individual)
- Craft (business/individual)
- Food (not for profit - must provide proof of charitable status)
- Craft (not for profit - must provide proof of charitable status)
- Commercial (business/individual)
- Information (not for profit - must provide proof of charitable status)
- 3m x 3m marquee
- Food safety monitoring (for food stalls)
- Stallholder briefing
If you are thinking about operating a stall at Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival, you will need to attend the compulsory stallholder applicant meeting on 7 December 2016.
At the meeting, the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival team will show you the proposed layout for the 2017, and will go over the stallholder agreement, health and safety, and food safety requirements.
For food stallholders, changes outlined in the Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016. You will need the following to operate as a food vendor at the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival.
- Any stalls which have a current Food Stall Trading Licence may continue to operate until that licence expires.
- Any stall that are or are associated with a restaurant/commercial food premises with a registered Food Control Plan (FCP) can operate under that plan.
- Everyone else will need to have a registered Food Control Plan or follow a National Programme, unless you come under one of the following exemptions:
- If you are making money for yourself with a once-a-year food stall at a one-off event or,
- If your stall is fundraising for cultural or philanthropic/charitable reasons, which you may do up to 20 times in one year under this exemption.
All food stallholders will be monitored, and the cost of this monitoring is included in your stall fee.
The deadline for completed stallholder applications is 5 December 2016.
If you are interested in becoming a Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival sponsor or have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you.
The Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival 2017 team