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Aug 28 2020
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Hokitika
2020 Te Tai o Poutini Art Awards

Te Tai o Poutini Art Awards is a regional art competition that showcases West Coast artists and celebrates excellence in visual arts.

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Sep 23 2020
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Grey District
Murder Ballad (Australasian Premiere Rock Musical)

Murder Ballad is rated R15 and is a hard-hitting story with Dirty Secrets, Sex and Murder tied together with an incredible musical score of Indie, Rock and Country Rock, which by itself would make for an amazing concert.

$45
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Sep 25 2020
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Hokitika
Leveraging Wiki - Hokitika

Wikipedia is a window to the world, and every place’s public face. Wikipedia articles are in the first few search results of any topic, and most visitors to the West Coast are getting their information from Google and Wikipedia.

Free
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Sep 26 2020
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Hokitika
Editing Wikipedia - public workshop (Hokitika)

Join Dr Mike Dickison, as part of the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project, to learn about editing Wikipedia.

Free
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Sep 27 2020
Big Bike film
Hokitika
Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night will be in Hokitika on 27 September 2020.

Tickets $20
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Oct 03 2020
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Grey District
Greymouth Spring Market

You do not want to miss this! Always a great day out with plenty of stalls of art and crafts to browse, live music and food and coffee.

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Oct 07 2020
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Grey District
Westpac Ambassador Appearance -Sir John Kirwan - Invitation

JK’s personal journey with depression has led him to be actively involved in mental health awareness campaigns in New Zealand.

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Oct 10 2020
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Grey District
Greymouth Harriers Relay

A Team relay running or Walking event along the Pristine West Coast Wilderness trail, grab some mates or the family and come enjoy a day out with a chance to win some fabulous spot prizes.

$20
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Oct 17 2020
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Westport and Karamea
Caltex Westport Cape Fear

The date for Cape Fear 2020 has been set for Saturday 17 October 2020

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Oct 17 2020
Multiple Sclerosis West Coast society fair event
Grey District
MS West Coast Craft Fair

Our Annual MS West Coast Craft Fair is being held on Saturday 17 October 2020 from 10am - 4pm at the Greymouth High School Gymnasium.

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Oct 18 2020
West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail
Grey District
The Wilderness Trail Women’s Duathlon

Hop on your bike for a 21km ride and transition at Karoro Domain for the 4km run/walk.

$20 - $30
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Oct 24 2020
Westport Whitebait festival
Westport and Karamea
Westport Whitebait Festival

Live music, art, competitions and a diversity of stalls celebrating the iconic activity of whitebaiting on the West Coast

Free
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Oct 24 2020
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Grey District
Labour Weekend Market & Band

Head on down and support our local market goers.

Free
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Oct 24 2020
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Hokitika
INTERNATIONAL COMEDY SHOWCASE IN HOKITIKA

An awesome night of international pro comedy!

$28.62
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Oct 25 2020
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Grey District
Greymouth Motorcycle Street Race 2020!

Join us for another action filled weekend this Labour Weekend, Sunday 25th October 2020, for the Greymouth Motorcycle Street Races.

Adults $20
Family $40 (2ad, 2ch)
Under 16’s $5, Under 5’s free
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Oct 31 2020
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Westport and Karamea
Monster Ball Westport

Tickets on sale now to Westport's biggest and scariest Halloween Party 2020!

$75 per ticket.
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Nov 04 2020
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Grey District
Te Moana Glow Show!

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppet show!

$10.50pp (child or adult)
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Nov 07 2020
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Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari

The Scooter Safari is an awareness-raising and fundraising event for the survivors, families of those with cancer and those committed to making a difference.

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Nov 07 2020
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Hokitika
Introduction to Māori Healing

The Manaaki Mama Healers ki Waitaha head to Hokitika for the first time, to offer this incredibly popular Introduction to Māori Healing workshop.

Fully Waged: $167.50 ($160.00 + $7.50 fees)
Student/Unwaged: $126.50 ($120.00 + $6.50 fees)
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Nov 08 2020
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Hokitika
Hokitika Christmas Market

A chance to shop local before Christmas

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Nov 13 2020
Agfest
Grey District
Agfest 2020

Farmlands AgFest West Coast is happening on 13-14 November 2020 and is an event that recognizes the importance of the agricultural sector on the West Coast.

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Nov 14 2020
Ride The Wilderness 2018
Hokitika
Ride the Wilderness

Ride the Wilderness is a Mountain Bike Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Saturday 16 November 2019.

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Nov 21 2020
The Extravaganza
Grey District
The Extravaganza

Another Roadside Attraction is a unique market/festival across New Zealand which is completely free.

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Nov 28 2020
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Grey District
The Journey - Rallying Against Cancer

Put Saturday 28th November 2020 in your diary! The Cancer Society has launched their new fundraiser, “The Journey - Rallying Against Cancer”. A good old fashioned scavenger hunt.

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Dec 03 2020
The Abba Show
Westport and Karamea
The Abba Show

It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018

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Dec 04 2020
The Abba Show
Grey District
The Abba Show Greymouth

It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018

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Dec 11 2020
Christmas Parade Greymouth
Hokitika
Hokitika Christmas Parade

The annual Hokitika Christmas Parade is on Friday 11 Dec,at 6.30pm.

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Dec 26 2020
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Westport and Karamea
Westport Races Trots

West Coasters - join Westport Trotting Club on Boxing Day and 28 December for Interislander Summer Festival racing events this season.

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Dec 28 2020
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Westport and Karamea
Westport Trots

West Coasters - join Westport Trotting Club on Boxing Day and the 28th of December for Interislander Summer Festival events this season.

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Dec 30 2020
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Reefton
Reefton Trots

West Coasters, get set for a fun day out with Interislander Summer Festival.

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Dec 31 2020
Blackball Hilton
Grey District
New Year's Eve at the Blackball Hilton

Countdown to 2021 in style at Formerly The Blackball Hilton Hotel.

FREE
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Jan 04 2021
Horse race
Grey District
Interisland Races Greymouth

West Coasters, get set for a fun day out with Interislander Summer Festival Greymouth Races.

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Jan 07 2021
Horse race
Reefton
Reefton Gallops

West Coasters, get set for a fun day out with Interislander Summer Festival.

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Jan 09 2021
Kumara Races
Hokitika
Kumara Races

A Fantastic old-fashioned country horse race meeting. The main race, the Kumara Gold Nuggets boasts a real gold nugget as the prize.

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Jan 09 2021
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Westport and Karamea
Westport A&P Show

It’s showtime! Loving summer and loving these A&P shows. Ok so this is only our second but our second this summer and considering we haven’t been for years.

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Jan 23 2021
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Reefton
Gold Nuggets MX

2021 Gold Nuggets MX being held on 23-24 January at the fantastic Waipuna Station MX track.

Spectators usually enter with a gold coin donation
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Jan 30 2021
Westland A&P show
Hokitika
Westland A&P Show

The Westland A&P Association is a committee of dedicated volunteers who organise and run the local Westland A&P Show held at the Hokitika Racecourse on the last Saturday of January each year.

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Feb 06 2021
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Reefton
Inangahua A&P Show

The Inangahua A&P & Sport Association is a committee of dedicated volunteers who organise and run the local Inangahua A&P Show held at the Reefton Racecourse on the first Saturday of February each year.

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Feb 07 2021
Gold Trail Mountain Bike Ride
Grey District
Gold Trail Mountain Bike Ride

Gold Trail is an amazing ride through the history of the West Coast and the Gold Trails that both our ancestors and many Chinese walked, in the search for their riches of the Gold of the West Coast.

Under 18: $39.00
Adults: $79.00
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Feb 12 2021
2019 Coast to Coast
Hokitika
Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast is an iconic multisport event based in the South Island of New Zealand. Participants cycle, run and kayak their way across the South Island to Sumner Beach in Christchurch.

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Feb 13 2021
Buller Marathon, West Coast, NZ
Westport and Karamea
Buller Gorge Marathon

New Zealand’s most scenic marathon course starts 8 February 2020. Numbers are limited so be sure to book your place early.

Half, Full & Walk: $60. Relay Teams: $100
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Feb 14 2021
Greymouth Street Fare
Grey District
Greymouth Rotary Street Fare

Join us for a Sunday evening snack in Greymouth on Sunday 14 February 2021.

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Feb 20 2021
Old Ghost Road ultra
Westport and Karamea
The Old Ghost Road Ultra

The Old Ghost Ultra Marathon is run entirely on The Old Ghost Rd, soon to be New Zealand's newest and longest continuous single-track, located near Westport on the West Coast of the South Island.

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Feb 27 2021
South Westland A&P Show
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
South Westland (Whataroa) A&P show

The Westland A&P Association is a committee of dedicated volunteers who organise and run the local Westland A&P Show held at the Hokitika Racecourse on the last Saturday of January each year.

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Mar 05 2021
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Westport and Karamea
Buller Festival & Rafting Nationals

An amazing 5 day festival mixing competition, fun and a festival atmosphere.

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Mar 06 2021
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Grey District
Art in the Park

A weekend of art. Artists on site.

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Mar 12 2021
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Westport and Karamea
Westport Trots

West Coasters - join Westport Trotting Club.

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Mar 13 2021
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Hokitika
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

Come and find out #What'sWild? Saturday 13 March 2021 at the iconic Hokitika Wildfoods Festival
No to animal testing, yes to animal tasting!

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Mar 14 2021
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Reefton
Interislander Reefton Races Trots

West Coasters, get set for a fun day out with Interislander Summer Festival.

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May 01 2021
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Punakaiki
Tāiko Festival - Return of the Westland Petrel Festival

POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 2021, SAME LINE UP, SAME GREAT TIME, see you next year!
The return of the Westland Petrel festival has been made to celebrate the Westland Petrel. A bird which returns from South America to Punakaiki once a year to breed.

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May 01 2021
Around Brunner
Moana
Around Brunner

NBS Around Brunner started as a 130km sealed circuit cycle ride taking you through some of the most stunning scenery the West Coast of New Zealand has to offer.

$99 - $169
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May 08 2021
Trail Running Masterclass. Hokitika
Hokitika
South Island Ultra Marathon

The South Island Ultra Marathon will be held on Saturday 8 May 2021 on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on the West Coast of the South Island.

$110 to $350
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