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Nov 22 2019
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Grey District
Kotuku and The Moonchild

A moving Performance that will make smile and cry. Puppetry and Masks for ages 4 to 94 years.

$10 - $15
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Nov 22 2019
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Grey District
Lets Get Loud With Kola Gin and the Girls of Heels Cabaret!

Come along and watch your favorite local artists battle it out for a paying gig at the inaugural LoudMouth Performing Arts Festival. there will be only FOUR acts going through to open for Jody Direen at the Festival!

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Nov 23 2019
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Grey District
Jody Direen Under the Clock Greymouth November 2019

Join us for this amazing event as International Country Artist New Zealand's Jody Direen rocks the town square Greymouth .

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Nov 23 2019
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Grey District
Regent Dance Fest

Local dance studios gather together for an afternoon to showcase a range of West Coast talent.

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Nov 23 2019
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 23 2019
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
South Westland Weekend

Boating the Wanganui River Saturday, staying at Hotel Hari Hari Saturday night to have a meal and a catch up in the Restaurant that evening.

$20
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Nov 24 2019
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Westport and Karamea
The Bee Gees Night Fever

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dance-floor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever!

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Nov 29 2019
Wandering Circus - Cabaret Showcase
Westport and Karamea
Wandering Circus - Cabaret Showcase

An evening of circus, burlesque, poetry and performance!

Presales $20 (including booking fee) from NBS Theatre.
Door sales $25
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Nov 30 2019
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Westport and Karamea
Waimangaroa Community Festival

Join us for a afternoon and night of....

$10 from Bev's Coffee Cart.
$15 on the gate.
15 years and under free.
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Nov 30 2019
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Grey District
All Tracks Lead To Blackball

Blackball celebrates the opening of the Paparoa Track, New Zealands 10th Great Walk, with music on the village green.

$44
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Dec 06 2019
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Grey District
The Hits Christmas Carnival

A three day extravaganza offering loads of fun in the heart of the West Coast, Greymouth.

FREE
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Dec 14 2019
Christmas at Hokitika Beach
Hokitika
Christmas on the Beach

Christmas on the Beach 2019 brings food, family, fun and music altogether on one beach.

Free!
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Dec 21 2019
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Grey District
Merry Little Christmas Market

Join us for some last minute Christmas shopping all in the one spot.

FREE
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Dec 26 2019
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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 2019
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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 2019
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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 2019
Blackball Hilton
Grey District
New Year's Eve at the Blackball Hilton

Countdown to 2020 in style at Formerly The Blackball Hilton Hotel.

FREE
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Jan 02 2020
Moana Market Day
Moana
Moana Market Day

Held at Moana Community Hall and Helena Dense Park on Wednesday 2 January 2020 from 10am.

FREE
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Jan 05 2020
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 08 2020
Horse race
Reefton
Reefton Gallops

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

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Jan 11 2020
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 17 2020
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Westport and Karamea
Cecil Turbine + Jane McArthur Band - Karamea

All the way from Melbourne, Australia, Cecil Turbine and Jane McArthur Band will perform in Karamea on 17 January 2020.

$15
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Jan 18 2020
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Punakaiki
Cecil Turbine + Jane McArthur Band - Barrytown

All the way from Melbourne, Australia, Cecil Turbine and Jane McArthur Band will perform in Barrytown on 18 January 2020.

$20
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Jan 18 2020
Kahawai Competition
Hokitika
Wild Outdoorsman Kahawai Competition

Wild Outdoorsman - Fishing & Firearms and The Kaniere Empire Hotel bring you the annual West Coast Kahawai Competition 2020!

$10 - $20
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Jan 19 2020
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Cecil Turbine + Jane McArthur Band - Okarito

All the way from Melbourne, Australia, Cecil Turbine and Jane McArthur Band will perform in Okarito on 19 January 2020.

$20
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Jan 23 2020
Driftwood & Sand: girl, flags, seat, sign
Hokitika
Driftwood and Sand, Beach Sculpture Festival

Held in January each year at Hokitika beach, participants are invited to express themselves using beach-finds.

FREE
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Jan 25 2020
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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Jan 25 2020
Woodstock Motorbike Rally event
Hokitika
Woodstock Motorcycle Rally

This is always a fantastic bike event with great food, music . If you haven't been before you won't be disappointed.

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Feb 01 2020
A&P show
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 06 2020
Waitangi Day
Grey District
Grey District Waitangi Day Picnic Community Celebrations

The Grey District Waitangi Day Picnic has been running in Greymouth.

Free
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Feb 07 2020
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 08 2020
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 (Early Bird $69.00 2 Dec)
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Feb 08 2020
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 16 2020
Greymouth Street Fare
Grey District
Greymouth Rotary Street Fare

Join us for a Sunday evening snack in Greymouth on Sunday 16 February 2020.

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Feb 22 2020
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 22 2020
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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Feb 28 2020
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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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Feb 28 2020
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Haast
Haast Horse Trek

Three days of riding in the Haast area.

$450
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Mar 06 2020
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Westport and Karamea
Westport Trots

West Coasters - join Westport Trotting Club

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Mar 07 2020
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Grey District
Greymouth Gypsy Fair

As in the past we will be bringing an interesting range of hand crafted products sold exclusively at the original gypsy fair, many of which are made before your very eyes.

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Mar 07 2020
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Hokitika
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

Come and find out #What'sWild? Saturday 7 March 2020 at the iconic Hokitika Wildfoods Festival
No to animal testing, yes to animal tasting!

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Mar 08 2020
races
Reefton
Interislander Reefton Races Trots

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

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Mar 27 2020
Agfest
Grey District
Agfest 2020

Farmlands AgFest West Coast is happening on 27 - 28 March 2020 and is an event that recognizes the importance of the agricultural sector on the West Coast.

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Apr 04 2020
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Westport and Karamea
Caltex Westport Cape Fear

The date for Cape Fear 2020 has been set for Saturday 4 April

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Apr 18 2020
Pulse Energy Oparara Wilderness Trail Run
Westport and Karamea
Pulse Energy Oparara Wilderness Trail Run

The Oparara Wilderness Trail Run in Kahurangi National Park: Saturday 18 April 2020. Entries open 1 October 2019. New in 2020, by popular request: a 20 km walk option!

$125.00
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Apr 24 2020
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Punakaiki
Tāiko Festival - Return of the Westland Petrel Festival

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 02 2020
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 09 2020
Trail Running Masterclass. Hokitika
Hokitika
South Island Ultra Marathon

The South Island Ultra Marathon will be held on Saturday 9 May 2020 on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on the West Coast of the South Island.

$110 to $350
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Jun 20 2020
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Grey District
Dutchies Auto Shop Street Sprint

The drift cars are really entertaining we let them run together normally they cant, so its quite a spectacle.

Gold Coin Donation
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Jul 05 2020
Westport Warrior
Westport and Karamea
Westport Warrior

A fun multi challenge obstacle race with three different course to choose from to suit every ability, from kids to adults.

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