February 27, 2023
Te Matatini pays it way and more
Transport vendors, shops, cafes and bars around Eden Park Ngā Ana Wai and central Auckland are counting the receipts from Te Matatini.
Amokura Panoho, Auckland Council’s liaison manager for the event, says the council is assessing the full economic impact of the four-day event.
She says it was hard to get an uber during the week, and there were benefits right across the supply chain – including to the Māori and Pasifika construction crews hire to set up and dismantle the stage.
“We had 150 stalls in the village. I know the food vendors I spoke to were run off their feet so I know you go all the way down the chain, from the supply chain across the whole Auckland network there’s bound to be a huge impact,” she says.
More than 19,000 tickets were sold online and total attendance over the four days is expected to be around 40,000.
Te Whanau a Apanui took away the supreme honours for the event.