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March 2019

Daryl Ainsley Memorial Meeting

March 22 - March 23
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Close to 100 speedway cars, drivers and crews from all over the South Island are converging on Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway to pay tribute to immediate past-president Daryl Ainsley who in May last year was tragically taken far too soon. What could be more action-packed or eye-wateringly exciting than big fields of flame belching, snarling super saloons; low and wide saloons; ‘winged demon’ 900 horsepower sprintcars, Commodore powered six shooters (aka wingless sprintcars), crash, bang youth ministocks and…

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Mockingbird – a comedy about mental health

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Road
Bannockburn, New Zealand
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Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of postnatal distress, which affects approximately one in seven women and many men every year. Written by Lisa Brickell and performed by her and musician/actor Siri Embla, Mockingbird follows a counsellor who is afraid of commitment and terrified of having children due to her family history of postnatal depression. Mockingbird is rich with personal anecdotes from Brickell’s own family and studied historical accounts of women admitted…

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April 2019

Highlands Festival of Speed

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Highlands, SH6 & Sandflat Road
Cromwell, New Zealand
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TWO DAYS OF SPECTACULAR CLASSIC RACING, SOME OF THE BEST TO BE SEEN IN NEW ZEALAND! The Highlands Festival of Speed returns – with an amazing selection of historic and classic vehicles battling it out on the world-class Highlands circuit.  The Festival of Speed is renowned as one of the most popular classic events in New Zealand for both competitors and spectators. It’s a weekend packed with some of the best modern classic racing you will see in New Zealand.…

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Greenway Festival

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Anderson Park, Cnr Barry Ave & Waenga
Cromwell, New Zealand
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Save the date for Sunday, 14 April, for the first-ever Cromwell and Districts Greenway Festival, held in the Anderson Park. The Greenway Festival, hosted by Connect Cromwell, is a free and fun celebration of community. Local community groups are invited to showcase their achievements on the day, and to also host a good, old-fashioned game or competition such as treasure hunts, egg-and-spoon races and gumboot tossing to add to the fun. The day will also officially launch the Community Led…

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Holden Street Smart

April 26
Highlands, SH6 & Sandflat Road
Cromwell, New Zealand
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$49

Holden Street Smart is a programme that equips young Kiwis with the tools needed to safely drive our roads, well prepared and confident. Our school holidays deliveries to date have proved really successful with over 600 young drivers plus their caregivers going through the programme. The response has been overwhelmingly positive with 96% leaving with a better idea on how to improve their driving and 99% who would highly recommend the programme to others. Holden Street Smart is a world-class,…

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July 2019

Light Up Winter

July 20 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cromwell Mall, The Mall
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Save the date for a fun night for the whole family with live music, mulled wine, a night market, the ever-popular Light Up Your Hat competition and the mass release of lanterns. More information to follow. If you are interested in being a stallholder at Light Up Winter, please click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/GlbqJJ8WuTugf3c13

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October 2019

CROMWELL HALF MARATHON, 10K & TEAMS RELAY

October 26
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Save the date! The Cromwell Half-Marathon and 10k Run or Walk course takes you around the shores of beautiful Lake Dunstan, passing through the Heritage Precinct, with a backdrop of spectacular mountain views.  This is a family-friendly, fun event for runners of all levels. More information to follow.     The Cromwell Half-Marathon, 10k & Teams Relay is proudly brought to you by in conjunction with

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View of fireworks over Kawarau

Street Party & Fireworks

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Head down to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct for a night of live entertainment, street performers and a night market before the night lights up with an amazing fireworks display over Lake Dunstan. More information to follow. If you are interested in being a stallholder at the Street Party and Fireworks, please click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/GlbqJJ8WuTugf3c13

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November 2019

NEVIS VALLEY GUTBUSTER

November 30
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Entries for 2019 now open! Check out Facebook for photos of the 2018 event. Test your fitness limits with this 75km endurance ride through the iconic Nevis Road from Garston to Bannockburn. Participants start at Garston Township, 315m above sea level, and ride 1.5km on State Highway 6 before turning off onto the metalled Nevis Road. A further 2km of uphill is just an introduction to the gutbusting climb to the 1100m summit, past a historic ski hut, and overlooking the Nokomai…

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December 2019

Cherry Festival

December 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cromwell Heritage Precinct, cromwell, New Zealand + Google Map

he National Cherry Stone Spitting trophy will be awarded at this quirky, family fun event held in the beautiful setting of the McNulty Gardens, Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

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XS STORAGE BANNOCKBURN MTB CLASSIC

December 30 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bannockburn Hotel, Bannockburn Road Otago New Zealand + Google Map

XS Storage Bannockburn Classic Results 2018 Photos now available, click here. COURSE DETAILS Adventure Ride – Start time 2 pm 56km of the best Mountain Biking Central Otago has to offer.  This new ride is courtesy of local farmers who give us access for this once a year ride including a long steady climb with one steep pitch approximately 600m long then the most enjoyable 7km downhill you will experience.  This ride is for the more experienced who want to try somewhere new with…

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January 2020

THE GATE LAKE DUNSTAN TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

January 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Alpha Street Reserve, Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

2018 Results COURSE DETAILS TRIATHLON Category One: Swim 300m, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. MULTISPORT KAYAK RACE Category Two: Kayak 5.5km, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. The transition point is located at the boat ramp adjacent to the toilets in McNulty Inlet. It is a metalled surface. DUATHLON: Run 3km, road cycle 22.4km, run 5.8km. Individual: Open Male, Open Female, Veteran Male (40+), Veteran Female (35+), Junior (Under 18). Teams (2 or 3 members): Male/Female/Mixed/Junior. Junior (under 18): Male,…

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HENRY’S LAKE DUNSTAN CYCLE CHALLENGE

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cromwell Sports Club, Barry Avenue
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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2019 RESULTS! Click here. The Henry's Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge is a 96km sealed road circuit, generally flat, from Cromwell around Lake Dunstan passing through Northburn, Tarras, Luggate and back down Wanaka Road to the Cromwell Sports Club. The Cycle Challenge forms part of the action-packed Subway Cromwell Summer Series that comprises this event plus two MTB rides, a triathlon and a half marathon. Your safety This ride will involve riding on State highway 6, 8A and 8B. Race Rules: Ride…

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