Events - What's on in Kurow and the Waitaki Valley?

Keep up to date with what's on in Kurow, what's on in Otematata and the Waitaki Valley from Duntroon to Omarama. Click Calendar View for a quick glance at what's happening month by month. Community events advertised in the Kurow and Waitaki Valley local paper the 'Bugle' qualify for space on this page. Please contact the Editor on 436 0950 or send a message through our contacts page Contact Us. For weekly clubs and sports go to Sports & Clubs. For events specific to Oamaru please visit the Oamaru I-Site and Tourism Waitaki website.

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  • Thursday 18 September

  • Duntroon & District Development Association invites you to Duntroon Hall at 7pm. A light supper will follow. Enquiries to Mike 03 434 2565 or
    Date: Thu 18 Sep 2014
  • Friday 19 September

  • Associate Professor Dr Tony Merriman of Otago University will give a health talk at St Alban's Anglican Church in Kurow. Starting at 7.30pm. Tony is a researcher of genes, working in the field of gout, arthritis and associated health problems.
    Date: Fri 19 Sep 2014
  • Saturday 20 September

  • Tickets on sale at Liquorland Oamaru, Sports Central Brewhouse, Northstar and the Brydone Hotel. Featuring Justine Smith tickets are $50
    Date: Sat 20 Sep 2014
  • At 1pm at the Clubrooms in Kurow. As their membership is in decline it would be appreciated if those wanting to play this season attend so we can commit to InterClub competition on Saturdays. New members are most welcome — bowls supplied. All members are to bring a plate please. Any questions Phone 4360 919: Graeme (Secretary)
    Date: Sat 20 Sep 2014
  • Learn how to build your own home pizza oven at the Waitaki Community Gardens on Saturday September 20th & 27th 10am-3pm. The workshop will be held over 2 days, and includes experiential learning and a take-home manual to give you step-by-step instructions on how to build a pizza oven at home with ease. Click the header for more information.
    Date: Sat 20 Sep 2014
  • Sunday 21 September

  • Waimate A & P Showground. Free admission. Contact Maureen 027 249 6525 for more information.
    Date: Sun 21 Sep 2014
  • Tuesday 23 September

  • If you go down to the woods today...
    Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
  • Saturday 27 September

  • Waimate A & P Showground. Free admission. Contact Fiona 03 689 2248 for more information.
    Date: Sat 27 Sep 2014 - Sun 28 Sep 2014
  • To be held at St Patricks Hall, Cameron Street, Waimate at 8pm. Tickets $20. Contact, Gavin or Jan 03 6897136
    Date: Sat 27 Sep 2014
  • At Omarama Community Centre from 7pm. Tickets $15 per adult, gold coin per child. Tickets from Glencraigs, Omarama Four Square, Omarama Hot Tubs, Gifts & More Kurow, West End Shop Otematata.
    Date: Sat 27 Sep 2014
  • Sunday 28 September

    Date: Sun 28 Sep 2014 - Mon 29 Sep 2014
  • Friday 3 October

  • At The Valley Cafe 436 0138. Three course set menu $30 per head. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Guest Chef. Small Pizza available for children only. Takeaway Pizza available.
    Date: Fri 03 Oct 2014
  • Saturday 4 October

  • The challenge with around 25 teams will be in Kurow on from 11:30am. Lots of media will be there too. If you can help with the top secret challenge (and raise money for the charity and to publicise Kurow) phone Carron on 4360 950 or 027 282 0615.
    Date: Sat 04 Oct 2014
  • Monday 6 October

  • Monday 6 October 2014 at 7:30pm at the Kurow Memorial Hall. Nominations are called for the Committee. Present Officers are: Graham Hill (Chairperson), Karen Hofman (Secretary/Treasurer), Elaine Barwell, Helen Comer and Bill Wallace. Please contact Karen on 4360 081, 027 208 2669 for a nomination form Nominations will be accepted up until 4pm 6th October. by post to 2 Old Slip Road, RD1, Kurow 9498. ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
    Date: Mon 06 Oct 2014
  • Wednesday 8 October

  • Course suitable for people with several years of experience who are looking to move into positions with more responsibility. See for more information.
    Date: Wed 08 Oct 2014
  • Friday 10 October

  • On Friday 10 October there will be a working bee to shift all the books and furniture out of the library. We will require four able bodied people who can lift a banana box of books. If you could help us please phone Helen at school on 03 4360 660. We ask that library users get out plenty of books before this day as the library will be closed for refurbishment until Tues 28 October. Work will begin at 10am and should be completed by 5pm.
    Date: Fri 10 Oct 2014
  • Top shearers & wool handlers in action at the Waimate Stadium. Speed shear – Friday from 7pm. Saturday’s programme from 7.30am. Contact: Warren 689 1157/02748928.
    Date: Fri 10 Oct 2014 - Sat 11 Oct 2014
  • Sunday 12 October

  • The Waitaki Community Gardens in collaboration with Aoraki Polytech is offering a FREE basic gardening course in October & November. The course will cover plant propagation, soil health & ground preparation, garden maintenance, harvesting the goods, and cooking. Click header for more information.
    Date: Sun 12 Oct 2014
  • Saturday 18 October

  • The Rainbow Colour Run will take place at the Oamaru Racecourse. Start time at 11am. Click header for more details.
    Date: Sat 18 Oct 2014
  • Wednesday 22 October

  • Course at Fairlie, starting 22 Oct, suitable for people with some experience in the agriculture industry. See for more information.
    Date: Wed 22 Oct 2014
  • Friday 24 October

  • Waimate 50 series of gravel & tarmac sprints around the Waimate district. Friday night opening events, Saturday time races, evening entertainment. Contact Rob: 03 689 7499
    Date: Fri 24 Oct 2014 - Sun 26 Oct 2014
  • Saturday 25 October

  • The Aviemore Classic trailer yacht regatta has been run for 25 years on Lake Aviemore in the Waitaki Valley. It is hosted by the Timaru Yacht and Power Boat Club.
    Date: Sat 25 Oct 2014 - Sun 26 Oct 2014
  • Held over Labour weekend at the Museum’s machinery hall, Innes Street. Saturday–Monday 10am–4pm daily. Tuesday-Thursday 11am-4pm daily. White elephant stall, cakes and more. Contact: Museum 03 689 7832 for more information.
    Date: Sat 25 Oct 2014 - Thu 30 Oct 2014
  • Tuesday 28 October

  • Kurow Library to be open today having been closed for refurbishment.
    Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
  • Sunday 2 November

  • 10am – 4pm. Contact Jo Sutherland, 03 689 6035. (more details to come)
    Date: Sun 02 Nov 2014
  • Saturday 8 November

  • An evening of fun with fireworks and a music talent show. Contact: Ann 03 689 1088
    Date: Sat 08 Nov 2014
  • Wednesday 12 November

  • The 2014 theme is transportation.
    Date: Wed 12 Nov 2014 - Sun 16 Nov 2014
  • Saturday 15 November

  • The St John Waitaki Area Committee based in Kurow are this year celebrating 50 years of dedicated volunteering by locals looking after the community from Duntroon/Dansey’s Pass, up the Hakataramea Valley and Cattle Creek, and inland as far as the Lindis Pass (and sometimes through to Mt Cook and Waimate...
    Date: Sat 15 Nov 2014
  • Saturday 22 November

  • Waimate Showground from 7.30am. Event schedule & entry form to be advised but will most likely be available at the Waimate Information Centre, Farmlands, PGG and at Contact the Secretary, 0275237878.
    Date: Sat 22 Nov 2014
  • Saturday 29 November

  • The Waitaki District Santa Parade will take place in Oamaru Saturday 29 November 2014. More event information to follow at a later date. Contact Anton Roswell for more information.
    Date: Sat 29 Nov 2014
  • More details as they arrive- but keep this day free
    Date: Sat 29 Nov 2014
  • Saturday 13 December

  • Celebrating Waimate Strawberries with a one day festival of free family entertainment including stalls & competitions. Seddon Square, Queen Street, Waimate. Fare starts at 10.30 followed by a Santa Parade at 11am.
    Date: Sat 13 Dec 2014
  • Sunday 14 December

  • Annual Rodeo at Waimate Showground. Great fun for the family. Contact: Craig 03 689 6220.
    Date: Sun 14 Dec 2014
  • Saturday 27 December

  • The Kurow Festival Market Day will take place on the main street in Kurow on Saturday 27th December 2014. Phone 03 436 0950 for more information.
    Date: Sat 27 Dec 2014
  • Wednesday 4 March 2015

  • A reunion is planned in Otematata for the Hydro construction families and businesses, celebrating 50 years since Benmore Powerstation and Dam commissioning. To register your interest contact Vicky 03 438 7855.
    Date: Wed 04 Mar 2015