Local Events

Date/Time Event
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mt Olympus Summer Open Day
Mt Olympus Ski Field, Lake Coleridge

The Windwhistle Winter Sports Club invites you to the Mt Olympus Ski Field Summer Open Day.
Enjoy a day in the high country, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

For more information and to register for the day email Karen Meares –  karen@idadowns.co.nz or phone 03 3186 959.

Please note – everyone will travel in convoy, the gate will be locked at all other times. You must pre-register.

4WD access only. All welcome. Held wet or fine.  No dogs, no motorbikes. BYO Picnic Lunch.

No charge but a donation by non-members is welcome.

Event hosted by Windwhistle Winter Sports Club

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rakaia Basin Glacial History Field Trip

Join our geologists on a bus tour that will explore the recent glacial history of the Rakaia Basin.

Click here for details.
A Heritage of Hororata and Beyond event brought to you by the Hororata Community Trust

19/03/2021 - 21/03/2021
All Day
HORORATA PRIMARY SCHOOL 150th Jubilee Celebrations 2021
Hororata Primary School, Hororata

150th Jubilee Celebrations 2021 (was postponed from original date in March 2020 due to COVID)

Further details contact the school office office@hororata.school.nz 033180803

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A Hororata Primary School Event

24/04/2021 - 26/04/2021
All Day
Hororata Pig & Possum Hunt
Hororata Domain, Hororata

The Hororata  Pig & Possum Hunt will be held on the 24th-26th April (Anzac weekend – weigh in Monday, 26th April at the Hororata Domain).  Fantastic prizes up for grabs, new categories and some fun new events on weigh in day.   This event is targeted at family and community participation so make sure you keep this weekend free and pop along for what will be a enjoyable day (whether you’ve entered an animal or not).  Food and beverage stalls will be available on weigh in day.  Entry forms available now.  Click here to visit the Facebook page

A Hororata Primary School Event

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hororata Night Glow Festival
Hororata Domain, Hororata

Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!

Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to this event,  providing an unique opportunity to experience hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, glowing in unison to music.

Surrounding the Night Glow will be an autumn festival including live music, children’s entertainment and an amazing array of street food, this unique autumn festival will entertain the whole family.

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A Hororata Community Trust event

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.


A Hororata Parish Event

All Day
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.


A Hororata Community Trust event