Te Moana Ā Toi: Natural Breeze, Matakana Island

Te Puni Kōkiri Te Moana ā Toi supported Te Awanui Hauora to host the Natural Breeze festival on Matakana Island in Tauranga Moana. The event celebrated well-being and whānau through live performances from 2009 Australian Idol winner Stan Walker and Aotearoa talent Katchafire, PNC, Maisey Rika, 1814, Herbs Unplugged and other local and national acts. Around 3,000 people attended the smoke, alcohol and drug free event, creating a safe setting for whānau to enjoy Matakana Island weather and atmosphere, not to mention an opportunity for locals to showcase their island-home and hospitality.