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Update on Marton Harvest Festival

Over the past 24 hours, Rangitīkei District Council has received a significant amount of feedback on the recent rebranding of the Marton Harvest Festival to the Marton Harvest Tastetival.

November 21, 2023

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The idea behind the name change wasn’t to radically change the festival and how it is done, but to give it a refresh to potentially attract in new customers. Also, contrary to some reports, the cost of the rebrand is not significant, as it has been done in house.

However, we recognise that the renaming of the festival has caused angst, and for that we apologise. We see that there are strong feelings from many within the community on this rebrand, and overwhelmingly, the feedback that we’ve received is in favour of retaining the name Marton Harvest Festival.

Therefore, the name will be reverting to the Marton Harvest Festival in the refreshed branding. It will take a few weeks for the name to be fully reverted on some of our channels, but we are starting that process now for it to be ready by the end of January 2024.

We apologise once again, and we look forward to another amazing festival next year that celebrates our wonderful food and beverage producers.