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June 2018

Mt Difficulty Ascent

June 9

This is an ADVENTURE RUN  meaning you can't run all of this course. The ups are really UP! You’ll be hands on knees, puffing just to walk, at times you will be using your hands to help you scramble up some dirty, rocky slopes, maybe churning through snow…  

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The Rustic Run & Walk

June 9

The Rustic Run & Walk is an easy to moderate social event. The Half Marathon is open to solos or Teams! Enter a team of colleagues, family or just a group of mates.

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Ol’ King Cole

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Road
Bannockburn, New Zealand
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Described as “The best friend a song ever had,” Nat King Cole epitomised an era where cool, classy and smooth reigned supreme in the genres of Vocal Jazz, Swing, and Traditional Pop. For diehard fans, all of his songs are best. In this musical experience from a time where there was no iPod, no Spotify, just musicians in a room making sweet sounds for other humans you will be spellbound by great tunes, honest and humble from I’m A Shy Guy and Route 66  right through…

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Heart Foundation Charity Auction

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cromwell Community Squash Club, Neplusultra Street
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Fancy an exclusive ride at Highlands Motorsport Park in a $4.2 million Aston Martin Vulcan, a selection of single vineyard wines by Mt Difficulty or a Bose bluetooth speaker for portable sounds? All these items and more are up for grabs in our charity auction and it's all for a great cause! Come along to the Cromwell Community Squash Club at 7pm on Saturday 16th of June and get bidding on the following items: - Highlands Motorsport Park Aston Martin…

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July 2018

‘Allo ‘Allo!

July 13 - July 21
Cromwell College Auditorium, Barry ave
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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The Fine Thyme Theatre Company will be putting on a hilarious production of ‘Allo ‘Allo from Friday 13 July to Saturday 21 July in the Cromwell College Auditorium. The entire cast is made up of local actors and even features a truck-driving, rugby-coaching, truck driver! The show is sure to be a hoot, so get your ticket soon. To book, go to tickets.alexmusical.co.nz.

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Light Up Winter – Cromwell Mall

July 27 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cromwell Mall, The Mall
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Live music, mulled wine, a night market, Light Up Your Hat competition and some very cool visual entertainment is planned for this new event for Cromwell. The grand finale- weather permitting - is the mass release of lanterns from the Big Fruit reserve. This creates an unforgettable visual spectacle in the night sky. ​ Lanterns on sale in July from SBS bank in the Mall. They are fully biodegradable. ​For more information contact info@cromwell.org.nz

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September 2018

Pluck – The Concert & Blue Celtic Harps

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Road
Bannockburn, New Zealand
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$10
Black and white photo of woman playing harp

Helen Webby will unpack her harps, the Concert Grand & the Irish Harp showcasing music of Wales, Ireland & Scotland, along with some glorious Baroque music then on to Paris and La Belle Epoche. A programme - that is a mini history of the Concert pedal harp.  With the Celtic harp showcasing music from Brittany and the lands of the Celts. But that’s not all the Concert harp will be plugged in to surprise you with some scintillating jazz including…

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Richard Mapp

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Road
Bannockburn, New Zealand
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Richard Mapp is one of NZ’s most loved and accomplished pianists. He has performed widely in Europe and Australasia, as soloist with all New Zealand’s professional orchestras, has recorded as soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and has taught at the New Zealand School of Music. In association with Chamber Music NZ, for whom he first toured while still a student and many times subsequently, we are delighted to finally have him perform for us. Richard will be playing a…

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Burn, Baby, Burn.

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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$1000 Blossom Burnout & pre-season shakedown speedway action Racing starts 4.30pm. Burnout 7pm. Adult $10. 15 years and under FREE. With a tradition of car loads of visitors coming to Alexandra’s Blossom Festival, here is an opportunity for autophiles to show off the power under their bonnets (entries accepted on the night) and for others to breathe in the smell of burning rubber. Plus there’s the attraction of track action and the invitation for families to visit the pits, see the race cars…

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Across the Bridge Bannockburn

September 26 - September 30
Bannockburn

Across the Bridge, Bannockburn is the annual 5-day arts, photography, crafts, poetry, literature, history and food festival held in the glorious environment of Bannockburn in Central Otago New Zealand. Events include music, art, craft and local history exhibitions, food and wine events, poetry and literature and free events.

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October 2018

Cromwell premiere of Stray

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arthur’s Cinema, 52 Erris Street
Cromwell, New Zealand
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$20
Stray movie poster

On 5 October Cromwell will play host to movie director Dustin Feneley. His debut production, Stray, will be shown at Arthur's Cinema and will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks. Film buffs are invited to join in for a late afternoon of cinematic individuality. For more, go to Arthur's Cinema's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/463950124092120/

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Concert with Emily Sun and Gamal Khamis

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Road
Bannockburn, New Zealand
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Musicians with violin and piano

Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as an emerging soloist. Emily will be joined by pianist Gamal Khamis who, with a fist full or formidable awards and collaborations to his name, is surely one of the UK's rising stars. Emily and Gamal are exceptionally talented in their own right. Together they are sensational and they are primed to share with you a sumptuous programme of Romantic and virtuosic music, including works by Schubert, Greig, Faure and Frolov's Concert Fantasy on themes…

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Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway 2018/19 Season Opener

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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All regular classes racing. Sprintcars, super saloons, saloons, six shooters, productions, youth mini stocks and visiting modified sprints. Heavy Trax Central Motor Speedway is where all the action is this summer. To see, hear and smell a rip-roaring start to a full-on 2018/19 Season make a beeline to the track on Labour Weekend Saturday. Gates open at 4 pm for early-birds to park up in their favourite spots on the natural amphitheatre surrounding the 500-metre 'avocado-shape' track.  Racing starts at…

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CROMWELL HALF MARATHON, 10K & TEAMS RELAY

October 21
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Photos of the event available at: Image Central 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 which attracts runners of all levels. The course will be well marked with bright pink arrows, with marshals on key corners. Aid stations with water and electrolyte approximately every 5 km and at the start/finish. Course Details 10k run/walk starts with the…

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November 2018

Street Party & Fireworks

November 2 @ 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.

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Mag & Turbo Super Cup Super Series 2018-19 (round 2)

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Car at Central Speedway

Round two of the Mag & Turbo Super Cup (formerly Vertex Super Cup) at Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway on Saturday, Nov 10 showcases South Island super saloons, the race-bred 'Monsters of Speedway.' Beneath light fibreglass bodies replicating such classic American muscle cars as Corvettes, Mustangs, Trans-Ams and Camaros are sophisticated and highly complex tubular space frame chassis with most designed and built in New Zealand. Motors, brakes, shocks and other components are all imported from American specialist manufacturers.…

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Gold ‘n’ Notes Hoedown

November 16 - November 18
Cromwell Racecourse, 57 Ripponvale Road
Cromwell, Central Otago 9383 New Zealand
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Central Otago's hugely popular country music festival is back for its 32nd year with a fantastic lineup of talent over three days at the Cromwell Racecourse. Country music lovers should prepare for hoarse voices, sore feet and late nights with a three-day festival coming to Cromwell. Cromwell’s Gold ’n Notes Hoedown is one of the biggest events on the country music calendar. A record crowd of 900 people attended the Gold 'n' Hoedown in 2017 with over 70 artists singing…

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NEVIS VALLEY GUTBUSTER

November 24
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click to download Gutbuster 2018 Results Check out Facebook for photos of the 2019 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…

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Cromwell Festive Fête

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cromwell Racecourse, 57 Ripponvale Road
Cromwell, Central Otago 9383 New Zealand
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After a stunningly successful fifth event, the Festive Fete will be back again this November 25th (Sunday). Please note the change of date. We have been lucky enough to have secured the "Racing Glen" at the Cromwell Racecourse again. This charming spot is a beautiful park-like setting with lovely shaded trees and lawns. We will again have well over 120 stalls with a wide variety of products for sale, making it the perfect place to get all your Christmas shopping…

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December 2018

Holden Trade Club Saloon Speedweek Finale Presented by Valvoline PLUS V8 Modifieds

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Blue car racing on sand race track

After five rounds in a week, for 24 of the country’s top saloon drivers – 8 from the NI and 16 from the SI – it all comes down to Saturday, December 8 at Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway. The final showdown of the Holden Trade Club Saloon Speedweek presented by Valvoline. If all goes to plan, four Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway ‘t’ drivers, Ivan Murdoch(7t),  Phil Burgess(15t), Graham Williamson(21t) and Barry Taylor(28t), will be at the…

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