Cookbook project

Matangi School is putting together a school cookbook to help raise money to upgrade our school pool and surrounding native area. So far we have received nearly 100 unique recipe submissions from our school community and we couldn’t be happier with the quality and variety of these recipes. It will be a book packed with sentimental recipes that are designed for the entire family to enjoy; recipes that are made in our homes, for our children. 

This cookbook will be professionally printed to the highest of standards. It will have a semi rigid cover, a pocket on the inside cover to store additional/loose recipes and wouldn’t look out of place on the shelves of any book store.

At the heart of Matangi School is our Tui-riffic mascot. Tui-riffic is a very special part of the Matangi learning community and is someone that all students and teachers are very proud of.  To us, this symbol represents our Matangi students who strive for excellence in everything they do. The wings of our Tui carries the four cornerstone vision statements from the New Zealand Curriculum: Confident, Connected, Actively Involved and Lifelong Learners.

So with all of that in mind, our cookbook will be called ‘Nectar’. 




To help fund the printing, distribution and other costs associated with this project, we will be looking for businesses to advertise throughout this book. We’ll have advertising options available for every sort of budget. These ads will need to be provided in high resolution jpg or pdf format.  We will be offering a design service if you don’t have something readily available. More details around all of this will be released once our recipes have all been submitted and we have a better understanding of how many pages & recipes we’ve got to work with.

If you have a business that would be interested in advertising in our book, please get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about it.  Within our current schedule, all advertising must be submitted before 1st August 2022. This is so that we can complete the design process in time to meet our end of year deadline. If you would like to book advertising please use this link to register your interest.


  • Advertising will be booked from June-August. 
  • We’ll have pre-sales for our cookbook during July, August and September. Pre-selling ensures we print the right quantities without wastage. 
  • The ultimate goal is to have them in your hands by late November.