Dec 30/31. 2023 at Tuapiro Marae, Katikati
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The Kaupapa of the Tahawai Festival is to promote wellbeing, mental health awareness and suicide prevention amongst our young people in our Māori, Pacific and wider communities. 

We’ll use music and kotahitanga (togetherness) as a tool for healing and growth. Our aim is to uplift, inform and provide hope to our rangatahi and their whānau by equipping whānau with tools for Ora-Life.  

More than one was too much. When our own rangatahi died by suicide, we watched the tragic ripple effect of pain and heartbreak suffered by whānau, friends, colleagues and the wider community. We want to celebrate life, inspire with hope and connect with music and aroha, in a holistic healing environment that will be Tahawai Festival. 


We remember our loved ones that have died by suicide, and dedicate Tahawai Festival 2023 in their memory.   

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Kia ora koutou

It is with great sadness, that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Tahawai Festival 2023 to next year 2024.  

This decision was not made lightly, and we thank you for supporting this event. A full refund of tickets will be given. Details from Iticket will follow shortly as to that process. 

Mental Health and Suicide prevention are such important kaupapa and we remain committed to them. We hope we can look forward to your support once we firm up the details for Tahawai 2024. We would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and festive season. Take care of each other. 

If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@tahawaifestival.co.nz;

Ngā mihi

Tahawai Charitable Trust