Rainbow Ski Field
2 Aug 2014 (Sat) - 12 Oct 2014 (Sun)
Operating Season: Mid July until Mid October
Operating Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Access Road: 17km from State Highway 63 turnoff. Chains must be fitted or carried by all vehicles at all times from base car park. Shuttle service runs multiple trips daily from base car park.
Mountain Car-park Elevation: 1540m (5,052 feet)
Lift Accessed Vertical: 218m (715 feet)
Lifts: 1 Main T-Bar, 1 Platter , 1 Learners tow, 1 Terrain Park tow, 1 West Bowl access tow.
Terrain: Beginners 25%, Intermediate 55%, Advanced 20%
4 Oct 2014 (Sat)
October 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Takahanga Domain, Kaikoura,
Kaikoura Seafest – Kaikoura’s premier festival featuring wine and food from the region, Kaikoura Seafest is an annual celebration of the abundance of the ocean, land and all it represents for the Kaikoura region.
Marina 2 Marina
18 Oct 2014 (Sat)
Marina 2 Marina, October 18
Marina 2 Marina - is a fun day out for everyone. The walk/run part of the event is the main focus and we have a course to cater for every fitness level – the snout will challenge fitness enthusiasts (14km), Marina 2 Marina can be achieved by all ages (8km) and we have a kids dash (2 km) for 5 – 8 year olds. Competitors finish at London Quay where a market with entertainment, bouncy castles, craft and food stalls and plenty more will be held. 9am start, London Quay. Contact Tania Wayman. 573 6799 or 021 026 21677. Email Tania@marina2marina.co.nz or visit www.marina2marina.co.nz.
Queen Charlotte Classic
15 Nov 2014 (Sat)
November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Queen Charlotte Classic – enter the best little run, cycle, kayak event in New Zealand, no matter what your level (you can enter the novice category) Why not jump on the website www.queencharlotteclassic.co.nz and then on Nov 15th you can jump on board one of the Beachcomber Cruise Boats and head off to glorious Mistletoe Bay where the Classic starts. You can make up a work team or compete solo. No kayak? No worries. Wilderness Guides (ph 573 5432) have the hire kayak for you! You can even hire a double and kayak with a friend! Join up with a team or race solo run 13kms on the fabulous Queen Charlotte Track, bike 40kms on the stunning Queen Charlotte Drive and kayak 8kms on the fascinating Queen Charlotte Sound. Enter now: www.queencharlotteclassic.co.nz and half marathon Saturday Nov 9th… it’s all happening.
Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Women’s Triathlon
30 Nov 2014 (Sun)
November 30 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Take the plunge, get entered, get training and you will be amazed how satisfied you will feel at the end. For those who are already competitive athletes, we also want you to support this iconic Marlborough event. You will have a great race and your presence will inspire others to participate and set higher goals. To enter or for more information visit www.marlboroughwomenstri.co.nz
Picton Christmas Parade & Concert
7 Dec 2014 (Sun)
December 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Assembling at the Picton Police Station by 1.30pm – parade moves off at 2pm Entry forms can be collected from Harcourts Real Estate on High Street, Picton or Phone Beryl Bowers – 5736 885, Email email@example.com Concert will start on the Picton Foreshore and the prizes for the Best Community Floats and the Best Business Floats will be awarded at 2.45pm approx. There will be free facepainting & fun balloons. There will be a variety of food and drinks to purchase.
Picton Maritime Festival
17 Jan 2015 (Sat)
January 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
The Picton Maritime Festival is on Saturday the 17 January 2015 on the Picton Foreshore starting at 11am and closing at 10.30pm. Free admission. On the water will be the Rarangi Life Saving, The Clinker boats, A tug, and lots more in the pipeline. The Raft Race – Mussel Rafts and Novelty races will be a big part of the festival again and is being sponsored by Port Marlborough. Pirate Island for the children will be run by Conservation Kids again this year with lots of fun things for the children to participate in. The teenagers will also have fun things to do and we are just finalising these interactive activities.
Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
14 Feb 2015 (Sat)
Brancott Vineyard Estate, February 14, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival in what is arguably the best wine producing region in the world. Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards – Brancott Vineyard. For the wine aficionados there are two wine tutorials from the region’s leading winemakers and viticulturists and for the budding fashionistas the very popular Fashion in the Vines competitions. The very successful Culinary Pavilion will yet again host a bevvy of celebrity chef and cooking demonstrations for the most discerning foodies. Day long entertainment, from a full brass band to kiwi classics cap this unique vineyard festival.
Pollard Park Summer Concert
15 Feb 2015 (Sun)
February 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This year, the annual and ever popular Pollard Park Summer Concert has transformed and will feature a different selection of music to entertain you throughout the summers evening.
Pollard Park will be alive with the gorgeous harmonies of New Zealand’s premier Pop-Opera trio TRE-BELLE, who have wowed audiences with their unique take on operatic classics, musical theatre and the latest chart hits. TRE-BELLE‘s wide appeal transcends generations with their unique arrangements in gorgeous three-part harmony.
TRE-BELLE will perform along side some local talented opera & classical performers, not only this but once again Marlborough 4 Fun will provide an abundance of children’s activities, food stalls and more, all in the tranquil settings of Pollard Park, one of Marlborough’s best loved family venues.
So gather up the family, round up your friends, bring a picnic and a blanket and relax and unwind after a busy festival weekend here in Marlborough.
Picton Summer Concert
21 Feb 2015 (Sat)
February 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hitting the Foreshore once again for a frenzy of free children’s entertainment is the annual Marlborough 4 Fun Summer Concert, providing the region with two hours of free fun for all the family.
This year we will see the return of a crazy amount of inflatables, face painting and hopefully sunshine. The Water Walkers will be back for a small fee too.
Bring along a picnic parents, grandparents and friends and relax to the sounds of local musician Midge McLeary. Don’t forget some coins so you can enjoy a Mr Whippy or a sausage sizzle….