Christmas Festivities

Poronui's 'Christmas Classic'

Planning a staff function or looking for the ultimate festive party with friends? Our experience and our love of the outdoors all combine when designing your perfect Christmas programme.

An afternoon of friendly rivalry can always set the scene for a great evening. Whether looking for an action-packed competitive afternoon or something more leisurely let our professional team tailor your function.

Ideally suited for groups of up to 30. Great options also available for larger groups.

Leave the decorating to us or let us know your preference.

Come for the full monty – ½ day of challenges and/or experiences followed by a delicious meal
OR
Simply come to dine

Your choice!


A VARIETY OF CHALLENGES AND EXPERIENCES

The challenges are ideal for groups looking for an afternoon of friendly rivalry. The experiences are often the choice of groups looking for a more leisurely afternoon of activity and learning.

Challenge Options

We recommend 5 people per activity, so for a group of 20 including 4 activities. By allowing approximately 2 ½ hours for the challenges each team will rotate through each of the 4 activities.

$150 incl GST per person.

Based on a group of 20 guests participating in 4 challenges. Includes expert tuition, all gear, safety equipment and just the right amount of fun!

  • Sporting Clays
    Experience the thrill of ‘busting’ sporting claybirds. Up to 10 shots per person
  • Archery
    Shoot for the bullseye. Up to 15 arrows per person
  • Air Rifle
    Good fun with the smaller rifle. Up to 10 shots per person
  • Long Range Target Shooting
    Get to use the ‘big guns’. Up to 5 shots per person.
  • Hole-in-One
    Attempt to win the coveted hole-in-one. Various prizes on offer. Bucket of 30 balls.
  • Axe & Knife Throwing
    Medieval way to test your aim!
  • Cooking Challenge – The Mystery Box
    Engage your ‘inner chef’ and creative flair to create a delicious dish from a selection of mystery ingredients within the allocated time frame.
  • Wine Challenge
    How tuned is your palette? A competitive approach to increasing your knowledge of some of New Zealand’s wines.
  • Centre Piece Art
    Test the team’s ability to create a unique piece suitable for a table centre piece with the materials supplied within the allocated time frame.
  • Novelty Races
    Selection of team relay races with just a small element of the absurd!

Experience Options

Individually priced. Cost includes expert tuition, all gear, safety equipment.

  • Butchery
    Learn from the experts – knife skills, the art of butchery and how to use the various cuts. Includes the opportunity to breakdown a whole animal and take away a 5 litre chilly bin of vacuum packed venison with chef’s recipes.
    $130 per person for a Group of 10.
  • The Story of Bees
    Learn about every aspect of bees and honey making – from the workings of the colonies and the special roles of the different bees, to beekeeping and honey production. You’ll taste a wide range of native New Zealand honeys and learn about their special properties.
    $50 per person for a Group of 6
  • Wine Tasting
    Designed for wine enthusiasts. Join our wine expert to sample some carefully selected New Zealand wines. Tasting tips provided to take home.
    From $75 per person (including wine) for a Group of 10
  • Whiskey Tasting
    Designed for those with a genuine interest in tasting whiskies. Choose from a distillery focus, a comparison of regional characteristics, vintage selections, or whiskies from around the world.
    From $85 per person (including whiskey) for a Group of 10
  • Cooking Class
    Get ready to roll up your sleeves as Poronui’ s Head Chef, Steven Paterson, takes you through a three-course menu step by step. Finish with a shared lunch and wines to match.
    $170 per person for a Group of 6
  • Clay Shooting including a Classic BBQ
    The Course is built in a wooded valley with multiple shooting stations and a fully automated twenty-trap layout and designed for both the novice shooter and experienced gun. Ideal morning or afternoon entertainment for a group of mates or to get your eye in in time for the opening of duck shooting season. Expert tuition, shot guns, ammunition, clays and safety gear all included.
    $250 per person for a Group of 6
  • Shooting Combo including a Classic BBQ
    Ideal for those looking for a taste or to hone their skills with a bow, an air rifle and a shot gun. Move from our 3-D Archery, to Air Rifle Shooting to Clay Shooting. Expert tuition, bows, guns, ammunition, targets and safety gear all included.
    $135 per person for a Group of 6

MENU OPTIONS

Classic BBQ - $85 incl GST per person, based on a group of 20 guests

  • Harissa Spiced Venison Kebabs with Minted Yoghurt
  • Sticky Chicken Skewer with Spicy Pineapple Dip

Followed by:

  • Taupo Beef with fresh baked Milk Buns, Monterey Jack Cheese, Baby Gem Lettuce, Caramelised Onion Jam and Sriracha Mayonnaise
  • Selection of Gourmet Sausages with Kraut, Pickles and Mustards
  • Three side dishes

To finish:

  • Finger Dessert and Fresh Fruit
  • Tea and Coffee

Gourmet BBQ $100 incl GST per person, based on a group of 20 guests

  • Harissa Spiced Venison Kebabs with Minted Yoghurt
  • Sticky Chicken Skewer with Spicy Pineapple Dip

Followed by:

  • Slow Roasted Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce
  • Beer-Can Free-Range Chicken with Spiced Tomato Ragu
  • Poronui Sika Venison with Chocolate and Ale Glaze and seasonal greens. Served medium rare
  • Three side dishes and fresh baked Rosemary Bread

To finish:

  • Chef's Dessert Selection
  • Tea and Coffee

Poronui's Grill Food Stations $145 incl GST per person, based on a group of 20 guests

  • Harissa Spiced Venison Kebabs with Minted Yoghurt
  • Sticky Chicken Skewer with Spicy Pineapple Dip

Followed by:

  • Medley of Seafood served with a Bisque with Fresh Baked Oven Bread
  • Poronui Sika Venison served on a Bed of 'Bubble and Squeak'
  • Beef Brisket, carved to order, with BBQ Sauce, Red Cabbage Slaw, Charred Sweet Corn and Fresh Baked Buns

To finish:

  • Chef's Dessert Selection
  • Tea and Coffee

Complimentary Activities

Enjoy a selection of Lawn Games - Croquet, Kubb, Giant Jenga, Petanque, Pick Up Sticks when you book a Christmas meal with us.

Alcohol

Assorted Beers $6.50/each
Assorted Soft Drinks $6.50/each
House Wine $35.00/bottle

Selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlot Cabernet

Full Cellar List available on request

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