Community Groups

The Hororata Community is an active one with many groups offering a range of services.

Windwhistle Bookclub

We meet one evening a month Feb-Nov, rotating between each other’s houses. We read the same book (provided) and talk about it, along with any other social conversation that develops. Not high academia! Host provides small supper and returns books to library. Max size of group 12. We cover the Widnwhistle/Glenroy/Glentunnel. Hororata/Coalgate/Darfield area. New members welcome, contact Simonetta for further information: or 3186 800

Hororata Swimming Club Inc

The Hororata Swimming Club exists to help fundraise towards the maintenance of the Hororata Primary School swimming pool.  The Club sells keys to the Community and wider Community which enables members of the public to use the pool from 6.00am to 9.00pm during daylight saving hours.  Whilst the pool is closed to members of the public during school hours (school time) 9.00am to 3.00pm it is available over week-ends and the hot month of January through to the end of March.  Phone Penny Oliver 0274 353 054 or for key purchase or to gain entry to the pool for casual swims. Link: Hororata Primary School

Terrace Station Charitable Trust

Terrace Station at Hororata is a wonderful place to visit, but only by prior arrangement. The Heritage New Zealand, Category 1 homestead dates from the mid 1850s. The 1 hectare garden is full of magnificent trees underplanted with woodland perennials and bulbs. In every season there is something to enjoy.

Hororata Playcentre

Hororata Playcentre, is a licenced Early Childhood Centre with a difference!  Playcentre is a parent cooperative organisation. Parents are responsible for the management of the centre as well as
the teaching and learning of the children. A playcentre is as strong as the people who are at the centre at the time. So get involved. Contact – or  download the brochure here

Windwhistle Playgroup
Playgroup sessions for preschoolers and parents/carers during school term tTime on Tuesdays at Windwhistle School library from 9:30-11:30am. Everyone welcome.

Twinkle Tots
Music for preschoolers held in the Hororata School Library on Wednesday morning at 9:30am (during term time) followed by morning tea. Gold coin donation per family.


Plunket Nurse – Wendy Dawson
Darfield Clinic 318-8586 or 0274311695 alternatively at Area Office 03 366 0765

Hororata Historical Society Inc.

Cotons Cottage is an example of a 1865 rammed clay dwelling. It has been rebuilt twice. On site we have a museum with items of interest collected between the Selwyn and Rakaia Rivers. Groups welcome. School children free. Family histories and much more. All staff are volunteers. Cotons Cottage and Museum is open 1.30pm – 4pm every FINE Sunday Septemeber to June, open by appointment other times. Cotons Road, Hororata Contact Rosemary Dennis 03 3186 876

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