Events

Upcoming West Coast events.

June 15, 2022
Grey District
Free

Exhibit: Jean Guile - My Thoughts on Canvas

An exhibition by local artist Jean Guille at the Left Bank Art Gallery.

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June 29, 2022
Grey District
$13-17

Matariki Glow Show

The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whãnau

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June 30, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
20

Rennie Pearson: Karamea

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada

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June 30, 2022
Hokitika
$25

Mid-Winter Escape! Comedy Playfest at The Old Lodge

Come and see all your old favourite characters and some fresh new talent perform not 1 but 4 one act plays.

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July 1, 2022
Grey District
20

Rennie Pearson: Barrytown

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada

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July 1, 2022
Hokitika
$5

Te Kanikani me ngā Whetū - Dancing with the Stars

For one night only transform yourself into your favourite: Movie Star, Rock Star, Sport Star, Zodiac Star, Constellation Star!

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July 2, 2022
Hokitika
$10 adults $5 senior and student.

West Coast Book Launch with Chris Long - Boy from Gorge River

A talk by Chris Long, book sales and signing with Chris and his whole family.

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July 2, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
20

Rennie Pearson: Westport

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada

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July 3, 2022
Reefton
20

Rennie Pearson: Reefton

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada

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July 4, 2022
Online
FREE

Adding photos to Wikipedia - Dr Mike Dickison

DWC is teaming up with Dr Mike Dickison for the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project. Join this online workshop to learn how to contribute to the project by adding photos to Wikipedia.

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July 4, 2022
Kumara
20

Rennie Pearson: Kumara

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada

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July 5, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country
20

Rennie Pearson: Ōkārito

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada

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July 5, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country

MINDA LIVE Training - Whataroa

Training session from Livestock Improvement Corporation to help you get the most our of MINDA.

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July 5, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country
FREE

West Coast Perceptions Workshops: Franz Josef

Understanding how New Zealanders see our region and opportunities for growth.

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July 5, 2022
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country
FREE

West Coast Perceptions Workshops: Fox Glacier

Understanding how New Zealanders see our region and opportunities for growth.

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July 6, 2022
Hokitika
$20 per person

Puanga-Matariki Quiz Night

Lions Club of Hokitika Mid-Winter Quiz Night

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July 6, 2022
Grey District
FREE

West Coast Perceptions Workshops: Greymouth

Understanding how New Zealanders see our region and opportunities for growth.

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July 6, 2022
Online
FREE

Getting going with Wikipedia editing - Dr Mike Dickison

DWC is teaming up with Dr Mike Dickison for the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project. Join this online workshop to learn how to contribute to the project by editing and writing Wikipedia articles.

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July 6, 2022
Hokitika
FREE

West Coast Perceptions Workshops: Hokitika

Understanding how New Zealanders see our region and opportunities for growth.

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July 7, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
FREE

West Coast Perceptions Workshops: Westport

Understanding how New Zealanders see our region and opportunities for growth.

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July 7, 2022
Online
Member:$975+GST Non-Member:$1175+GST

ONLINE: Payroll Foundation Skills (Level1) 7 July

This entry level payroll course covers off the basic payroll process steps and payroll activities that are present in any payroll application.

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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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July 8, 2022
Hokitika
Koha

Puanga-Matariki Pīataata Arts Exhibition

We invite entries from Westland based students to participate in our festival exhibition by contributing a Puanga - Matariki creation for our exhibition. There will be a series of interactive workshops happening daily between 10am-2pm.

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July 9, 2022
Grey District
Free

Mid-Winter Christmas Party

Watch the Greymouth Town Square/CBD come to life at night with a Mid-Winter Christmas Party! A great night for the entire family to enjoy, with so much to see and do.

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July 14, 2022
Online
Member:$975+GST Non-Member:$1175+GST

ONLINE: Payroll Calculations (Level 5)

This course will allow participants to understand the essential calculations to cover a range of employee payment situations.

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July 16, 2022
Grey District

Moonlight Hall Country Ball with Jody Direen

Jody Direen & The West Coast Young Farmers Club invite you to join us for a night out at the Moonlight Hall!

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July 24, 2022

Kiwi Link North America 2022

Kiwi Link North America 2022 will be the first major in-person Tourism New Zealand trade event in North America since the start of the pandemic.

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July 24, 2022
Hokitika
FREE

Matariki Mid-Winter Fete - Seaview Community Hall

Crafts gifts, fudge, baking, indoor plants, woodcrafts, candles, Scentsy, knitting and much more!

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July 25, 2022
Online
$100 + GST

Webinar: Introduction to starting a food & beverage business

The first module in the Jumpstart series will introduce the key requirements for a food and beverage business.

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July 26, 2022
Grey District
$500 + GST

CO.STARTERS Greymouth - July 2022

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

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July 29, 2022
Hokitika
$29

Nick Rado - The Get Back Up Comedy Tour -Hokitika

Fresh from opening for Rob Brydon, Aziz Ansari, Danny Bhoy and Russell Howard on their nationwide tours. Nick is now performing in Hokitika.

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Aug. 1, 2022

Kiwi Link UK/Europe 2022

The trade landscape in UK/Europe remains integral to New Zealand tourism’s recovery, and enabling tour operators to fill our 22/23 season.

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Aug. 3, 2022
Online
$250 + GST

Webinar: Validation - understanding the requirements for a food & beverage product to achieve success

The second module in the Jumpstart series will focus on validation - understanding the requirements for a food & beverage product to achieve success

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Aug. 3, 2022
Grey District
$40

IoD: Rewriting the New Zealand story

Join us in Greymouth for this IoD live-streamed panel discussion - New Zealand has reopened to the world. What can you expect from our international markets and how are the export, tourism and international education sectors responding.

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Aug. 17, 2022
Online
$250 + GST

Webinar: Developing a food & beverage brand

The third module in the Jumpstart series will focus on developing your food & beverage brand (including packaging design)

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Aug. 25, 2022
$3000 + GST

2022 West Coast Governance Programme

Register now to complete governance training in 2022.

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Aug. 27, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
$49

Saturday Laughs with Paul Ego and Jeremy Elwood

Saturday Laughs is a 2 hour showcase of some of the best NZ comedy, right at your doorstep.

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Aug. 28, 2022
Grey District
$40

The Paul Paul Comedy Night

Paul Ego & Paul Douglas present The Paul Paul Comedy Night

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Aug. 29, 2022

Kiwi Link Asia 2022

Tourism New Zealand event held in Singapore 29-31 August 2022. Kiwi Link Asia 2022 will be the first major in-person Tourism New Zealand trade event in Asia since the start of the pandemic.

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Aug. 31, 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 best photo of the West Coast Region of the South Island.

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Sept. 1, 2022
Online

ONLINE: CECC Payroll Law (Level 2) September

This webinar is offered in partnership of Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA).

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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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Sept. 22, 2022
Online
Member:$975+GST Non-Member:$1175+GST

ONLINE: Payroll Foundation Skills (Level1) September

This entry level payroll course covers off the basic payroll process steps and payroll activities that are present in any payroll application.

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Sept. 22, 2022
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
$65

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

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Oct. 6, 2022
Online

ONLINE: CECC Payroll Law (Level 2) October

This webinar is offered in partnership of Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA).

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Oct. 8, 2022
Haast
TBD

Haast Whitebait Festival

The Haast Whitebait Festival is back as promised for 2022 and this year is going to be epic!

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Oct. 14, 2022
Grey District

AgFest 2022

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

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Nov. 3, 2022
Online
Member:$975+GST Non-Member:$1175+GST

ONLINE: Payroll Foundation Skills (Level1) November

This entry level payroll course covers off the basic payroll process steps and payroll activities that are present in any payroll application.

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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 and recognise successes.

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Nov. 11, 2022
Online

ONLINE: CECC Payroll Law (Level 2) November

This webinar is offered in partnership of Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA).

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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 West Coast Wilderness Trail.

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

True West Adventure Race 2022 - World Cup Final

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

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Jan. 21, 2023
Reefton

Red Cross Resilience Ultra 2023

A super fundraiser held amongst the vast and spectacular trails of Victoria Forest Park. Entries open on Wednesday 1st June so mark the date in your calendar and make the most of the extra training time!

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Feb. 11, 2023
Westport, Karamea & Buller District

Buller Gorge Marathon 2023

The Buller Gorge Marathon on Saturday, 11 February 2023 has the Full Marathon along with a Half Marathon, 4 Person Marathon Team Relay and a 10km running event.

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March 11, 2023
Hokitika

Wildfoods Festival 2023

Wildfoods is a celebration of the West Coast's unique wild food and lifestyle, accompanied by premier entertainment.

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April 2, 2023
Hokitika

JUNK2FUNK Wearable Art Competition

JUNK2FUNK Wearable Art Awards is an annual event with a focus on bringing your creations to life through recycled and pre loved mediums.

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