Here's a little something Batenburg's is excited about...the year 2022 will introduce a new public holiday to New Zealand, a day to mark the start of the Māori new year, a day for the stars, to remember those who have passed and spend time with whānau and enjoy some good kai. While some New Zealanders are no strangers to celebrating Matariki, it will be the first time that it is recognised as a public holiday, giving a day off for everyone to see friends and family and to have a well needed rest from their busy lives.
Some may need to learn about what the holiday represents and what it means for us New Zealanders and our Māori population.
Despite New Zealand recognising Waitangi Day, a day that is historically controversial, Matariki will be the first independently Māori based public holiday New Zealand has been recognised.
Matariki is the term given to the group stars that appear in the early hours of the cold winter mornings between June and July.
This year Matariki will be celebrated on the 24th of June, so get ready for a feast and a special day with friends and whānau. This year Batenburgs wants to help make our customer's first Matariki holiday a memorable one, with our hampers for sharing.
The Beer and Treats for all Occasions hamper doesn't need to be for just one person. While it looks small, the hamper can be shared between three friends, one beer for each and small chocolates and nibbles for all. Crack open a cold one with mates, wait for the sun to set and the stars to come out. Reminisce old times and remember those who aren't with us anymore, have some black pepper and cheddar savoury bites with nuts on the side to tie you over before dinner then indulge in the delicious chocolates that come with it.
Delight everyone with this delicious selection of top selling dairy-free sweet and savoury treats. This popular dairy and alcohol-free gift hamper offers a great variety including crunchy coconut chips, premium nut selections, pure NZ honey, crispy corn nibbles, organic olive oil, tropical fruit salad, marinated olives, tasty banana chips, delicious fruit relish, award-winning nutritious bar, irresistible dark chocolates and organic teas. An inspiring hamper filled with the best range of dairy-free treats that can be enjoyed by everyone.
There's something truly exhilarating about this smooth Tennessee whiskey & nibbles gift hamper. It's a joy filled hamper that will create memories which will be talked about for years to come. A popular whiskey gift given at for celebrations. A bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey accompanied by pretzels, black pepper and cheddar bites, as well as packet of pistachio nuts, enough to share around!
This gift hamper offers the ultimate expression of the classic Gin and Tonic, showcasing the world-famous Bombay Sapphire distilled London gin in its distinctive blue bottle. Mix with the tonic water to create the refreshing G&T cocktail and celebrate! Enjoy with perfectly paired crackers topped with tasty relish, and a marinated olive. The salty, caramel popcorn and crumbly Russian fudge make this gift combination and excellent choice for anyone who appreciates a good gin with exactly the right combination of edible treats. Let the celebrations beGIN!
Amaze a group of people with this tempting range of delicious sweet and savoury food that's all gluten-free. Included in this selection are the top selling most delicious gluten-free treats available in NZ. Because of the large variety on offer, this hamper makes a perfect gift for sharing as there's sure to be something for everyone. A popular gift given to families during holiday occasions as well as for times when comfort is needed and friends and family come together. Ideal for so many occasions and a gift that everyone can enjoy together whether wanting gluten-free options or not. Ideally suited to be shared between a maximum of 12 people.
This large gift hamper is filled with an abundance of the most popular food products in our range as well as a selection of NZ award-wining wines. Sometimes it's impossible to find something that everyone will enjoy but in this hamper there's sure to be something for everyone. Receiving this hamper will be a real experience, presented in a very impressive way and a great way to let a group of people know you appreciate them or are thinking of them. An exquisite hamper filled with all the right things, very popular because of its variety, all year for any occasion.
This extra large presentation gift hamper is filled with an abundance of the most popular alcohol-free food products in our range. A fabulous food hamper with something for everyone whether it's a family or a team to share and enjoy. Receiving this hamper will be a real experience, presented in a very impressive way and a great way to let a group of people know you appreciate them or are thinking of them. An exquisite hamper filled with all the right things, very popular because of its variety, all year for any occasion.
Add that personal touch and make your very own gift hamper. It’s easy and with over 100 tempting products to choose from you can be sure there’s something for everyone! Simply choose your individual items & then leave the rest to the Batenburg’s Creative Team who will turn your hamper into a gift to be remembered. It’s easy!
Make This First Matariki Public Holiday One to Remember
It's not every year (or decade) we are granted a new public holiday and the work that goes in to solidifying one is incredibly hard. For years to come, Matariki will be a great day to spend with family and appreciate the life we have. After the past two years we've had, it's important to show love to the people around us and the one's who you went through it all with. Give back to those who need and have a great Matariki!