Local Events

Date/Time Event
28/07/2018 - 29/07/2018
All Day
25th Malvern Game Hunters Competition
Coalgate Tavern, Coalgate

This annual event always attracts a large number of hunters from around Canterbury. With heaps of prizes over all categories it is one not to be missed. Weigh in is on the 29th of July at the Coalgate Tavern. Click here to link to the Malvern Game hunters Club Facebook page here

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Greendale School Quiz Night
Greendale Domain Hall, Domain

Winter need not be drab and boring! Greendale School has got THE night out for you – the Greendale School Quiz Night! Save the date, book the baby sitter and get your tickets! These are limited so get in quick…this will be a great night out with spot prizes, silent auction and more. Email greendalepta@gmail.com or click here for more information.

All Day
Mt Olympus Curling Championship
Mt Olympus Ski Field, Lake Coleridge

Mt Olympus Ski Field has one of New Zealand’s highest altitude curling rings on the ‘tarn’. Each year the Club runs a fun Curling competition. This event started in 2012 and has become a staple of the winter event calendar. You don’t need to be a expert curler, this is a great day for all. Get a team together and prepare for some fun! For more information visit www.mtolympus.co.nz

12/08/2018 - 04/11/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Terrace Station Spring Garden Visits
Terrace Station, Hororata

Visit the historic Terrace Station and view the wonderful gardens in all their splendour. Open every second Sunday of August, September and October. Visit www.terracestation.org.nz for more information.

7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mid-Winter Dinner
Hororata Hall, Hororata
Go Hororata invites you to a Mid-Winter Dinner. Join together to celebrate our communities past, present and future. This event is also an opportunity to join in the discussion about the new Hororata Community Centre project.
$25.00 per person includes two-course dinner and one complimentary drink.
Tickets available from Hororata Motors (from 24th July). Tickets limited and must be purchased by 14th August.
This is not a fundraiser but rather a chance to come together and enjoy an evening of fun, food and friends. All welcome. A cash bar will be operating, no Eftpos. No BYO.
This event is brought to you by the Go Hororata Group, a collaborative committee made up of representatives from the Hororata Citizens, Hororata Reserve, Scouts, Rifle Club, Hororata Community Trust, Playcentre, Hororata Primary School, Tennis Club and Hororata Parish working on the new Hororata Community Centre project.
Thank you to the following businesses for supporting this event:
Hororata Community Trust and its partner Country Feasts
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hororata Swap Meet
Hororata Domain, Hororata

MECHANICAL ONLY, no bric a brac or  household  junk allowed, gates open 7am sites $15 pay on the day, (no pre-sale sites  or bookings needed)


10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hororata Historic Walking Tour
St John’s Church. Hororata, Hororata

Join the Hororata Historical Society on a walking tour exploring our communities unique history. Starting at the St John’s Stone Church ending through the Domain to Coton’s Cottage and Museum. This is a 2 hour walk suitable for all ages and fitness, pram friendly.

Contact: Helene Youngman (Secretary)

Phone: 03 317-9903

Email: hororatahistoricalsociety@gmail.com

9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hororata Parish Spring Fair
Hororata Domain, Hororata

Held annually on Labour day this is a great family free fun day out with market stalls, children’s entertainment, a white elephant auction, live music and much more. This year the Hororata Parish will join in the Suffrage 125 celebrations. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of New Zealand woman’s right to vote and the instrumental role local Sir John Hall played in this significant moment in our history.


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Homebush Stables Open Day
Homebush Road, Coalgate, Coalgate

Come and enjoy this magnificent place called Homebush. Wander around the garden of trees and rhododendons (plantings began in 1851).   View the Homebush Stables historic buildings including the water driven turbine and enjoy coffee and lunch in the Swinging Tree Café. Entry $15.00, children under 14 free.


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hororata Highland Games
Hororata Domain, Hororata

A traditional Scottish Highland Games with a kiwi twist. Heavy competitions (caber, sheath etc), Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Tug o’ War, market stalls, fairground, Have a Go, Junior Warriors and so much more.