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I just wanted to say a huge thank you and your team on the day for ensuring our Tatou Hui 2017 was such a success! The whole day ran very smoothly and everyone was really happy –– the drumming worked out after all! I’ve attached a couple of pics. It’s going to be hard to go one better for Tatou Hui 2018…. I look forward to working with you then.

Katrina Ives | HR & Events Coordinator | Ruahine Kindergarten Association Inc.



I just wanted to pass on my personal thanks once again for a great event we held last night .Heather, please pass on our thanks to the Awapuni Function Centre for their support with the venue and also thank you to you and the staff for organising and delivering such great service with the meals and drinks.

From the feedback we got in the lead up to the event and last night, it was obvious that we probably should have held it on a Friday night. The numbers which attended was a fair reflection of this. In saying that, we still managed to produce a reasonably satisfactory donation for the prostate cancer foundation, so it was still a success. Those who attended had a great night, so I am happy.

We will look to hold a Casino night again next year, and it would be great to have both of your services involved once again.

Take care, and look forward to talking with you again very soon.


Matt Skerrett l Business Development Manager - Corys Electrical Ltd


Thanks once again for an amazing venue for us to spend time with our people across the region.
As usual the ladies looking after us did an outstanding job, accommodating, friendly and efficient & a pleasure to work with so please pass on my sincere thanks to Megan and her team.
A big thank you to you for working at pace and knowing what we needed before I did! It makes the organisation of these events so much easier with you at the helm.
The food was divine and had outstanding reviews from our people, please pass on our gratitude to the Chef and all the crew at the back that helped bring the kai to the table.
Kelly. WINZ



The Venue is FANTASTIC and the staff were at least as fantastic! All of them. The bar staff were so lovely and accommodating and all staff are a class act and so professional. Food couldn’t be faulted and plenty of it and we don’t reckon anything could be improved on your end!On top of that you’ve been awesome and it was a pleasure from woe to go…..we’ll be booking again next year I’m pretty darned certain.

ANGELA GEMMELL – Prepak l Executive Assistant Business Development


To Heather and the Team at Creative Catering & the Awapuni Racecourse

Thank you all for being such a fantastic team to work with. You really made my job easy as the Event Manager for the B+LNZ AgInnovation Conference. The feedback for the event highlights the success it was, which couldn’t have been achieved without you all.

Thanks so much

Mel & the B+LNZ team


 Entering now into our fifth year of booking the Awapuni Racecourse / Creative Catering for our annual regional graduation ceremony, the professional friendly service, fantastic catering and large modern facilities are second to none in the Manawatu.

Planning is made easy by Lewis / Heather and the team and the delivery is always exceptional. The perfect place & team for large professional or formal events without the fuss or cost.

 Damian McGregor

 Regional Graduation Co-ordinator  for Te Wananga o Aotearoa 


Just want to thank you all for a wonderful night on Saturday for Dad's 80th. There were lots of tears (happy tears), laughter and memories. The food was beautiful, the staff and service was awesome. Fantastic night all round and Dad was over the moon.
Thank you so much and can you please pass on my gratitude to all staff that were involved in making it such a special night.
Regards Ferne


Excellent venue with great food and very professional and friendly staff. Nothing requested is ever too much trouble for the team. Their assistance and the discrete way they move in and out of the venue is appreciated. Our program participants comment positively on the venue and the catering. Overall, fabulous to deal with - efficient, friendly, helpful. 
I have no hesitation in recommending the Racecourse to friends and colleagues.
Regards Yvonne 
Yvonne Stillwell RN MBS| Learning and Development Manager 
Health Care Development, MidCentral DHB 


We have used Creative Catering on many occasions from large corporate dinners to small intimate dinners. Heather has always been outstanding to deal with and nothing is ever a problem. There is a very extensive menu to choose from and the food has always been extremely well presented, fresh and tasty. Creative catering also help with AV, event design and always provide great ideas and advice on aspects of our functions. 
All the staff are well presented and customer service has always been exceptional. 
Creative Catering pay attention to detail and are always prepared to go the extra mile. 
We would have no hesitation in recommending Lewis, Heather and the team at Creative Catering for any event.
Stella Rackham
Business Development Coordinator
Rabobank NZ Limited 


A big THANK YOU from the 2012 LIANZA conference committee to you and your staff! You have a great venue, the staff were helpful and welcoming, the food was fabulous and the dinner was an outstanding success! Please pass our thanks to the AV guys, the chef and kitchen staff, the people who moved furniture, Rhys for the dinner and anyone else. We loved having a room for the committee and really appreciated the good service.

Linda on behalf of the 2012 LIANZA conference committee 


The New Zealand Large Herds Association recently held their 43rd annual ‘New Zealand Dairy Business Conference’ at the Awapuni Racecourse. Creative Catering were our hosts; the service from them was beyond reproach. The catering, organising and any last minute hitches, on our part, were quickly and professionally sorted. I would recommend Creative Catering for any function. Thanks to Lewis, Heather and their team for putting on a wonderful event
Phil Butler, Chairperson, Local Committee, NZDBC


Thank you for all of your efforts with the ball on Saturday night. It seemed to go really well and we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from the boys, parents and staff who attended. There were many very positive comments about the supper also, both the quantity and range of food that was available. Can you please pass on our thanks to all of your staff also? It's great to be able to come down on an annual basis and know that any issues/problems that do crop up are always dealt with quickly and very professionally and the assistance of all of your staff in the setting up in particular is also greatly valued.
Gerard Atkin, Senior Master, Palmerston North Boys High School

I just wanted to say a huge big thank you to you and all of your team for a wonderful night at the Massey Blues Awards Dinner.

Everything from the venue setup to the food and hospitality provided was faultless. It makes my job a lot easier when I’m working with people who are happy to assist in anyway to create a successful event. Everyone was extremely helpful on the night and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. I have received a number of positive comments about the venue so we hope to be able to book our awards dinner with you again next year.
Sarah Kelly, Massey Events Co-ordinator


Just want to get in early and extend my thanks for your help and support of the 2011 Manawatu Standard Secondary School Sports Awards.
I have had a number of people come up to me and say the venue and set up was outstanding and that all comes back to you folks.
The tables and floor layout was fantastic, the fruit and drink was fantastic, unsure how the cash bar went? But the whole venue itself was certainly a big step in the right direction for us.
Ben Koch, Secondary School Sport Advisor, Sport Manawatu





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