Contact the Festival Team:

Festival Director: Heidi Holbrook on 021 665 593 / [email protected]

Festival Coordinator: Annabelle O'Meara on 027 4383648 / [email protected]

Sponsorship Manager: Yvonne Way on 021536501 / [email protected]

Marketing Manager: Jenny Gasson on 0220903864/ [email protected]


Welcome to the Kokomai Creative Festival, Wairarapa 

The inaugural Kokomai Creative Festival, Wairarapa held in October 2013 was a great success. The Wairarapa Arts Festival Trustees were really proud that the Festival reached the far corners of the Wairarapa and featured an inspiring series of workshops and performances of music, visual arts, film, dance, theatre and culinary arts and literature for all.

The Festival Team of Heidi, Robyn, Jenny and Simon plus numerous contributions of volunteers and of course our patrons and business sponsors lead the Festival to success and we are pleased to announce the dates for 2015 have been confirmed. We look forward to entertaining you again this year with 10 days of events and experience from the 16th to the 25th October.

Edwin Read, Wairarapa Arts Festival Trust Chair


The Wairarapa Arts Festival Trust

The Biennial KOKOMAI Creative Festival is guided by a powerhouse Board of Trustees, including Chairman, Edwin Read, Fran Wilde, Bob Francis, Paora Ammunson, Barbara Hyde, John Gilberthorpe, Conor Kershaw and Michelle Kirkpatrick.  Their goal is to present a Festival of the highest order for the enrichment of the local community, and to showcase the rich diversity and talent of the Wairarapa and it's people to the wider population.