12th June 2021

Grand Finals

The Countdown is On!

Not many days left now to get your tickets for the grand final of PAK’n SAVE Talent Wairarapa

Counting Down the Days








Tickets, Details and Pricing

We’ve been selecting our acts and now look forward to presenting them to you, the people of Wairarapa. We have dancers, singers, musicians and all manner of variety acts.

Make sure you get your ticket!


Event Details

Date: 12th June 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Carterton Event Centre,
Holloway Street, Carterton


Ticket Types

Adult: $25.00
Child: $10.00



After two hotly-contested semi-finals at Makoura College on 29th May and at Kuranui College on 5th June with some awe-inspiring performances from the contestants and some agonising decisions by our judges, we are proud to announce our finalists.

Thank you to our judges at the semi-finals: Courtney Naera, Ryan Coles, Holly Hullena, Tiraumaera Te Tau and Odette Bayliss, and our judges at the heats: Nikki King, Lisa Searle, Tiraumaera Te Tau, Lucy Cooper, Katie Abbot, Coral Griffis, Matt Hudson, Ryan Coles and Courtney Naera.

14 and Under

Kolya Marks • Henare Kerehi •  Penelope & Thea • Ruby Matthews • Rory Clark • KTS Dance • Lynnal Lopa • Jack Brown

Over 14

Mila Te Whare Manson • Captivate • Anna Bebbington • Feedback • Dragonfly • Meg Hunter • Ricco & Santana • Charlie Matthews • Omeka Paku

The Judges

Courtney Naera

Courtney Naera

Solo Musician and Songwriter

Courtney Naera is a Singer/ Songwriter based in Masterton. Her style is a melting pot of Blues, Jazz, Soul and R&B and she is heavily influenced by anything that makes the audience want to get up and dance. Frequently seen at local wineries and cafes or on stage at festivals such as Toast Martinborough she is making a move to focus on songwriting and mentoring young and upcoming musicians. As one of the first winners of Talent Wairarapa she is excited to be a part of the judging team and is looking forward to seeing the best of the talent here in the Wairarapa.

Holly Hullena

Holly Hullena

Singler Songwriter / ex Circa

Holly has a broad range of experience in radio, production engineering and as both a solo artist and front woman in Bands such as Circa and keys in Local Ska band Back the Truck up. Currently exploring the energy required of being a mum and a Local Celebrant. But working on a comeback to music.

Ryan Coles

Ryan Coles

Musician and Songwriter, Dead Zephyrs

Ryan Coles is currently a YouTuber under the name BB Malloy but in a previous life he was the Frontman/Songwriter for NZ Rock band The Dead Zephyrs and a Solo Acoustic Musician. Although his passions have changed, his eye for talent has stayed the same.

Tiraumaera Te Tau

Tiraumaera Te Tau

WaiFest Talent Scout and Musician