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Maungatapere Merry Mailbox Christmas Competition 

** Check out our news for the winning mailbox and see who took out the Community Choice award by only 1 vote!  **

Create some Christmas spirit. Decorate your letterbox, front yard, or some other Christmas Creation, enter the competition and win prizes!  There's over $500 in cash and local business vouchers to win!

If you don’t have a letterbox, or want to decorate something else there’s a category for that too. 

Win prizes for:

🎄The Merriest Mailbox   

      1st:  $100 cash + $50 Office Cafe voucher

      2nd: $50 Bethany Gardens voucher


 ⛄Best 'Other' Christmas Creation 
 1st: $100 cash + $50 GAS Maungatapere voucher

        2nd: $50 Office Cafe voucher

🎅The Community Choice award 
50 voucher for GAS Maungatapere  &
$50 Bethany Gardens voucher

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The Best 'Other' Christmas Creation could be a bus shelter, silage bales, your garden, shop front, or something else! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

The competition is open to residents and businesses in the Maungatapere and Mangakahia areas including Kokopu, Whatitiri, Poroti and Titoki.

It's so easy to enter!
All you need to do is 

1. Decorate your mailbox or Christmas creation

2. Take a photo (or two)

3. Upload your pics to the online entry form
Entries will be judged from the photos, not in person)

It's as simple as that!

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Entries are due by 5pm, Monday 18th December 2023

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Huge thanks to our generous sponsors

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It’s about celebrating the season and creating community spirit

Terms and Conditions

  1. The organiser of the competition is Maungatapere Village Inc.

  2. The competition is open to residents in Maungatapere, Mangakahia, Kokopu, Whatitiri, Poroti and Titoki regions.

  3. All entries are to be original. All submitters/entrants are to be the owner of the work(s). 

  4. To enter the competition, please take a picture of your decorated mailbox or other Christmas creation and submit it to us. Entries will be judged from the photos, not in person.

  5. There will be a first prize and runner-up for Merriest Mailbox, Best ‘Other’ Christmas Creation, and a People’s Choice Award. 

  6. The competition will close at 5pm, Monday 18 December 2023.

  7. Winners will be notified after 20 December 2023.

  8. All entrants consent to their entries being shared across the Maungatapere Village Inc. social media pages and to be used in future marketing or promotional material. Entrants will not be entitled to royalty or other payment for reproduction.

  9. Maungatapere Village Inc. accepts no responsibility or liability for any theft, loss, or damage caused by or to, decorations or structures involved in this competition. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  10. As judging will be independent of Maungatapere Village Inc, members of Maungatapere Village Inc. are eligible to enter.

  11. Judges decision is final.
  12. No alternatives to the prize will be offered, the prizes are not transferable.

  13. Prize is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

  14. The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

  15. By submitting an entry, you accept these terms and conditions. All inquiries regarding any of the conditions of entry can be emailed to

Have questions?
Feel free to contact us at

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