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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  • Wednesday 22 October

  • At 7.30pm at the Collie Club. Apologies to Jody (03)431 2011 (New members welcome)
    Date: Wed 22 Oct 2014
  • At Haka Motors between 3pm and 5pm. For more info please phone Peter 027 286 3533 or Warren 021 579 121
    Date: Wed 22 Oct 2014
  • 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
  • Thursday 23 October

  • Jay McMillan will be at Kurow Info Centre between 10am and 2pm. Appointments can be made at the Waitaki District Council - Ph 03 433 0300 - Financial information to 31st March 2014 is needed for your application if your income is more than the basic super or another benefit
    Date: Thu 23 Oct 2014
    Time: 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday 24 October

  • From 9pm Friday 24 October to 6am Monday 27 October 2014
    Date: Fri 24 Oct 2014
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sunday 26 October

  • Enjoy a family day of fun & support children with cancer! Start at 9am at Countrytime Hotel and run the Omarama Triangle. Adults $10. Under 14 years $5. Phone 080 0800 827 for more information. DOGS welcome. Raffles. Prizes up for grabs.
    Date: Sun 26 Oct 2014
  • Monday 27 October

  • Organised by Fale Pasifika O Aoraki Short March from KFC at 10am to the Oamaru Gardens for 1-2 hrs for community's family day. The stage will be open to the public and any organisation with messages on 'Positive Behaviour or Bullying' are welcome. Arrive at gardens at 11am, entertainment and lunch. Enjoy some time with family and wider community.
    Date: Mon 27 Oct 2014
  • Tuesday 28 October

  • Kurow Library to be open today having been closed for refurbishment.
    Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
  • Wednesday 29 October

  • Aoraki Polytechnic Oamaru Beauty Students are hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser 9.00am to 2.30pm
    Date: Wed 29 Oct 2014
  • Thursday 30 October

  • 10am-12noon at the Plunket Rooms, Kurow. Topics for discussion: tandem feeding toddler and baby, feeding while pregant, and any other questions. For more information phone Natasha 022 1226979
    Date: Thu 30 Oct 2014
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday 31 October

  • Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the North Otago Club Inc will be held at the former Club Lounge (now Cucina), Oamaru at 6pm.
    Date: Fri 31 Oct 2014
  • At the Fire Station. Children from 5pm - 7pm. Adults from 8pm. Live Music. Tickets $15 per adult, children a gold coin. Tickets available from:Omarama Four Square and the Mobil Garage
    Date: Fri 31 Oct 2014
  • Sunday 2 November

  • 10am – 4pm. Contact Jo Sutherland, 03 689 6035. (more details to come)
    Date: Sun 02 Nov 2014
  • Thursday 6 November

  • Stover Farm, State Highway 79, Geraldine. Gate tickets $10.
    Date: Thu 06 Nov 2014
  • Saturday 8 November

  • Raising funds for the Kurow Squash Club, Kurow JAB and Kurow Senior Rugby. Meet at Broadacres on Corrigalls Road 7 am. BYO lunch. After event BBQ and refreshments provided. All welcome
    Date: Sat 08 Nov 2014
  • To raise funds for the new Twizel Medical Centre. Gardens open 10am – 4pm. If postponed due to weather will be held Sunday 9 November TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: GLENCRAIGS, OMARAMA HOT TUBS, MACKENZIE PHARMACY and TWIZEL MEDICAL CENTRE,HEAD OVER HEALS TIMARU or TEKAPO – Phone PENNY 027 3800130,KUROW – Phone KATE 021 2266945
    Date: Sat 08 Nov 2014
  • An evening of fun with fireworks and a music talent show. Contact: Ann 03 689 1088
    Date: Sat 08 Nov 2014
  • Wednesday 12 November

  • This group of focused adventurers will be through Kurow around 12:30—2:30pm. Their vehicles are magnificent, and they always stop for “tune ups” and food.
    Date: Wed 12 Nov 2014
  • 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
  • Friday 21 November

  • An event being organised by the Omarama Play Group. More information to follow
    Date: Fri 21 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

  • More details as they arrive- but keep this day free
    Date: Sat 29 Nov 2014
  • 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
  • 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