Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Matariki Progressive Dinner

July 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 10, 2018 at 7:00pm


Tuesday July 3rd at 6pm and Tuesday July 10th at 7pm. Four courses and four drink pairings.

Devonport’s favourite restaurants, HemingwaysVic Road KitchenVondel and Dixie Browns are celebrating Matariki this year by preparing a beautifully curated dish using NZ Native flavours and ingredients. We’re inviting 60 guests to try every one of them in one of our two progressive dinners taking place this Matariki.

Each dish will be matched with a New Zealand wine or cider, and following dessert every guest will be given a complimentary Matariki horopito and caramel chocolate star produced for Matariki by Devonport Chocolates.

Ticket holders will start their evening, either Tuesday July 3rd at 6pm, or Tuesday July 10th at 7pm at Hemingways and will have 45 minutes to enjoy their dish and then travel down to Vondel, then on to Vic Road Kitchen and finish up at Dixie Browns.

Dishes are:

Hemingways:Kumara, Ginger and Gisborne Orange soup

Vondel: Manuka smoked hapuka, pikopiko and kanuka honey.

Vic Road Kitchen: Wild boar with smoked eel, beetroot, watercress and kawakawa.

Dixie Browns: Chocolate fondant. Caramel Kumara purée. Chocolate soil and manuka smoked honey ice cream, followed by a Horopito & Caramel Chocolate Star, by Devonport Chocolates.

Restaurants will also be serving their full dish on their menus between 22-30 June.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

As every meal is matched with a NZ wine or cider, patrons will need to be 18 years or older.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is 3 hours parking down by the ferry terminal as well as 24 hour parking a bit further towards the Navy on Queens Parade. Leave plenty of time to find your park and walk up to Hemingways which is at the top end of Victoria Road towards The Vic theatre as you drive in. If you park a little bit along King Edward Parade you will find plenty of 24 hour free parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Toni at manager@devonport.co.nz with any questions or concerns.

What’s the refund policy?

There is no refund for tickets sold, simply because there’s so few tickets and so much demand. You are welcome to transfer them to someone else.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please, and you will need to show it at every venue.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You can hand your ticket on to someone else if you can’t make the progressive dinner on the night.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, that’s fine.

I have dietary requirements – can I still buy a ticket?

I’m sure that’s fine, but please email first to be sure and we will check with the restaurants taking part: manager@devonport.co.nz


Matariki is the name of the star cluster Pleiades that rises in the night sky during mid-winter. The word Matariki means the ‘eyes of God’ – mata ariki, and the emergence of the stars heralds, in Māori tradition, the start of the new year.

Matariki is a wonderful time to bring whanau together, remember those who have passed, celebrate life life ahead, share kai, aroha and the spirit of community.

There is plenty to do to celebrate Matariki in Devonport, so come out of hibernation and celebrate the Māori new year with us.


July 3, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:


Devonport Business Association


2A Rattray Street, Devonport
Auckland, New Zealand
+ Google Map