Events

Upcoming West Coast events.

Jan. 26, 2022
Hokitika

Driftwood & Sand Festival Hokitika

This is the 18th Year for the Driftwood & Sand Festival, on Hokitika Beach

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Jan. 29, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country

Celebrating International World Wetlands Day at Okarito

Come and see what's so special about our amazing wetlands!

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Feb. 1, 2022
FREE

Webinar: FEDERATED FARMERS - Challenge of Change

Dr Paul Wood - The Challenge of Change
Three of New Zealand’s foremost motivational speakers on resilience and mental wellbeing will offer tips f…

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Feb. 1, 2022

Hauora Coaching - Lead Forward 10 week course

This course is designed for business owners, senior managers & leaders responsible for the health, safety & wellbeing of the people within th…

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Feb. 5, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country

Sturgeon Amusement coming to Franz Josef

Sturgeon Amusement's Carnival is fun for the whole family - Ferris wheel, tropical island, Cars slide, market stalls and music.

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Feb. 6, 2022
Grey District

Gold Trail - Mountain Bike Ride UPDATE

Gold Trail - Shantytown to Moana - The Amazing Ride through history

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Feb. 8, 2022
FREE

Webinar: Federated Farmers - Healthy Thinking

Dr Tom Mulholland - The Power of Healthy Thinking
Three of New Zealand’s foremost motivational speakers on resilience and mental wellbeing will of…

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Feb. 9, 2022
Grey District
$5-$45
Feb. 12, 2022
Grey District

Coast to Coast 2022 UPDATE

The Iconic Coast to Coast: Longest Day and Mountain Run

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Feb. 16, 2022
Grey District
$20 - breakfast included

Institute of Directors: Board Character - panel discussions with senior directors

Join IOD in Greymouth for a live streamed panel discussion with experienced directors Tony Carter, Pip Greenwood and Sir Rob McLeod on Board Characte…

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Feb. 16, 2022
$25.00 Per Person

Hera 'Life Lessons' Tour 2022 Live Music

With special guests Emma Dilemma & The Moses. Hera is an award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter whose self-titled album released in July 2020 …

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Feb. 22, 2022

Tourism New Zealand Engagement Hui

Twice a year Tourism New Zealand invites the tourism industry together to share strategy and activity, discuss key issues and opportunities.

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Feb. 23, 2022
Hokitika
20.00

The Big Bike Film Night 2022

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together for you.

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Feb. 26, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country

South Westland A&P Show - UPDATE

A fabulous day full of events at Whataroa Domain for the annual South Westland A&P Show

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March 2, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
FREE

"Looking after yourself" with Sir John Kirwan

Come along and listen to Sir John Kirwan's story along with some of the tools he has used to stay well during challenging times.

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March 7, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country
Free

Expressions of Interest - Opportunities in Agritourism

Calling all West Coast farmers - express your interest now for a workshop in 2022.

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March 12, 2022
Hokitika

Wildfoods Festival 2022 - UPDATE

Cass Square, Hokitika, Saturday 12th March 2022

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March 18, 2022
Grey District

DWC Leading Light Business Excellence Awards

The Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards will be held on Friday 18th March, 2022

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March 25, 2022
Grey District

Westside Weekend - UPDATE

Bringing National League Basketball to Greymouth. Pre-season event 25th & 26th March 2022.

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April 1, 2022
Grey District

AgFest 2022 POSTPONED

AgFest is an event for everyone and recognises the importance of the agricultural sector on the West Coast.

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April 2, 2022
Hokitika

JUNK2FUNK Wearable Art Weekend

Hokitika’s Junk2Funk, national event spans the whole weekend from 2-3 April 2022.

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April 3, 2022
Reefton
$20 Adult

The Big Bike Film Night 2022

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together for you.

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April 7, 2022
TBC

Expressions of Interest - 2022 West Coast Governance Programme

Register your interest now in completing governance training in 2022.

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April 22, 2022
Hokitika

Age Group Road National Championships - UPDATE

The Age Group Road National Championships including the Elite Para Cycling Championships will be held in Hokitika from 22 - 24 April 2022.

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April 29, 2022
Punakaiki

Tāiko Festival 2022

The Tāiko Festival is a weekend of conservation, community events and entertainment to create awareness for the Westland Petrel (Tāiko)

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April 30, 2022
Grey District
Gold Coin

Art in the Park

A weekend art exhibition in Greymouth. Up to 40 artists from all over New Zealand selling and promoting their art all in one venue. All works origin…

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May 7, 2022
Moana

Around Brunner Cycle Ride

130km sealed circuit through the most stunning scenery on the West Coast!

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May 14, 2022
Grey District

Destination Westland South Island Ultra Marathon

Three events held on the amazing, majestic scenery of the West Coast Wilderness Trail

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May 24, 2022

TRENZ Hui 2022

Updating international market-ready New Zealand tourism operators on how they can prepare for the return of international visitors.

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May 25, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country
$160

One Base Photography West Coast 2022 Competition

One Base Photography West Coast 2022 is a gathering of photographers from across the nation who will compete in a 4-day photoshoot to produce the bes…

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June 14, 2022
Grey District
$500 + GST

CO.STARTERS Greymouth - June 2022

Development West Coast is pleased to be presenting the CO.STARTERS programme again in Greymouth!

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June 25, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District

Oparara Wilderness Trail Run

Run or walk through the incredible wilderness of the Oparara Valley, in the Kahurangi National Park

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July 7, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
$70 Per Person

World of Musicals Concert - Westport

The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand for the first time.

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Aug. 13, 2022
Reefton

Red Cross Resilience Ultra 2022

A super fundraiser held amongst the vast and spectacular trails of Victoria Forest Park

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Sept. 6, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
$500 + GST

CO.STARTERS Westport - September 2022

Development West Coast is pleased to be presenting the CO.STARTERS programme again in Westport in 2022!

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Oct. 22, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District

Westport Whitebait Festival 2022

The Westport Whitebait Festival brings a variety of family friendly events, music, food and entertainment to Westport over Labour weekend!

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Nov. 9, 2022

Tourism Industry Aotearoa - New Zealand Tourism Awards 2022

Showcasing and celebrating the success of our Tourism industry.

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Nov. 10, 2022

Tourism Industry Aotearoa - Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2022

Join industry leaders and influencers for a full-day event that will bring innovative ideas and people together to unpack challenges, seek solutions …

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Nov. 12, 2022
Grey District

Ride the Wilderness - Mountain Bike Ride

This event gives riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty and in 2022 it will give you, all it has to offer while racing the fantastic Wes…

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Dec. 1, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country

True West Adventure Race 2022 - World Series Final

True West Adventure Race, Franz Josef Glacier 1st-4th December 2022

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