The Hororata Community Trust

Our Vision

To provide the resources to promote, foster and develop Hororata and its wider community.

Our Projects

  1. Hororata Highland Games – this event is one of the biggest Scottish Festivals in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 10,000 people each year. The Hororata Highland Games takes a massive volunteer effort to bring it to fruition with over 220 people joining ‘Clan Hororata’ each year to work in every aspect of the event.
  2. Hororata Glow Festival – a new addition to the Trust’s projects in 2018 this amazing event holds big opportunities for our community. As with the Games, without the Clan Hororata volunteers this event would not be possible.
  3. Heritage of Hororata and Beyond – working collaboratively with local heritage property owners, museum guardians and enthusiasts on promoting our district’s unique heritage through events and promotions.
  4. Hororata Community Centre  – working as part of the collective community group, Go Hororata, on the new Hororata Community Centre project. This project is the main focus of the Trust’s fundraising efforts.
  5. Enabling our community –  enabling and supporting our community by providing resources, promotions, fundraising opportunities, investing in equipment for community use and connecting people through a range of activities.

Support the Hororata Community Trust

  1. Hororata Pie – available at Hororata Motors, Glentunnel Store and community events
  2. Hororata Tartan – The Hororata Tartan© was designed and gifted to the people of Hororata and is available in a range of garments.
  3. Hororata Whisky –  each year we bring in a range of fine whisky direct from Scotland, specially selected and bottled under the Hororata Whisky label. Available at the Hororata Highland Games and through Whisky Galore.
  4. Patronage – our patrons’ are a core group of people from around New Zealand who actively support the work the Hororata Community Trust is doing in the community.
  5. Partnership – through our dynamic events and community activation’s the Hororata Community Trust offers partnership opportunities which provide real return on investment. Contact us today to see how we could work together.

Our Communities

The Hororata Community Trust  was registered as a charitable trust in August 2011 with the purpose to help rebuild and promote the community following the September 2010 earthquakes. The Hororata Community Trust covers a large geographic area, including: Hororata, Coalgate, Glentunnel, Whitecliffs, Glenroy, Windwhistle and Lake Coleridge.

Our Objectives

  1. To assist the repair, rebuilding and restoration of any buildings of significant importance to the community damaged in the 4th of September 2010 earthquake, and subsequent aftershocks.
  2. To assist with the maintenance, repair or improvement of buildings, structures, facilities or places for use by the local and wider community.
  3. To establish or provide or assist with the establishment of new buildings, facilities or places for use for projects or services intended to benefit the local Hororata and the wider community.
  4. To provide or implement or assist with the provision or implementation of projects or services intended to benefit the local community.
  5. To benefit, serve and meet the needs of the local Hororata community generally.

Our Trustees

Richard Lang (Chair), Mark Stewart, Dee Innes, Ainsley Walter, Chris Thwaites and Olive Webb. Find out more click here.

A copy of the Trust Deed can be found by clicking here.

View our annual reports here