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Cathedral Caves

The caves can only be accessed at low tide. Please check the  tide charts but also ask at Information Centres for the latest information on whether the Caves are open. 

Showtime in the Catlins 2014

Dates, times and venues have been finalised for the Creative NZ show series taking place in 2014.
Order your season ticket now.
Click here for more details or look on the Catlins facebook page.  To purchase tickets contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Events Calendar

November 2014

16 Nov: Catlins Coastal Challenges.  Contact Kirsty Smith 021 2558371 (03) 971 0050 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

or follow this link: http://www.catlins.org.nz/index.php?/site/cat_coastal_challenges

Entries for this event are now open.

Dec 2014

7 Dec: Tri Pounawea Duathlon - Jacobs Hill Run/Walk

The Tri Pounawea Duathlon was a new event for the Catlins in 2009 organised by a group of local ladies. This is a fundraising event and all proceeds will be directed back into the community.

Tri Pounawea photo gallery

Phone Anne-Marie on 0276010974

Dec Southland District Arts Trust Drama Production.

For more details phone Janice Broad - 03 2469 566

27 Dec: Outdoor Bowls Day - Tokanui

28 Dec: Wood Chopping-Bushcraft Day

See the best woodchoppers in action. Tokanui Tavern.
11.00 am start. BBQ to follow.
Ph 03 2468 725
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31st Dec: Kaka Point New Years Eve Family Beach Party

"Raging Bull" playing 8pm to 12.15am
Bonfire being lit at 9.45pm
Donation for the event would be appreciated
BBQ, DRINKS, ICE CREAM VAN, FACE PAINTING

31 Dec: Papatowai Beach Carnival

An annual Beach Carnival with fun for all the family.

31 Dec: New Year’s Eve Hoe Down

Locals and visitors get together to see in the New Year at Niagara Hall.
Janice Broad - 03 2469 566, Marylyn Hayes - 03 2468 446

January 2015

4 Jan: Curio Bay Big Dig

Community fundraising event. From 11.00 am.
Val Whyte, Ph 03 2468 897

5 Jan: Catlins Heritage Tour

Commentaries from Catlins Historical Society members.
Beginning at 1.30pm and lasting 2 – 3 hours.
$20 per car, $10 per person. Afternoon tea at museum included in price.
Contact John Burgess 4158 293 or Carolyn Deverson Abernethy 4158 880.

11 Jan: Beach Market Day at Kaka Point

Beach Market Day at Kaka Point
Saturday 11th January 2013 9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Stalls include - fresh produce gourmet pies pottery artworks plants.
Held in the Community Hall and surrounding areas outside the hall and The Point Cafe & Bar.
Areas set aside for car boot sales.
Contact Pauline Simpson 03 412 8783.

Starting 20 Jan: Clutha Country Summer Series – Tri Athlon

Holiday Triathlon Series, Contact Tiny Carruthers 027 4367 174

28 Jan: Robbie Burns Scottish Night Hoe Down - Niagara Hall

Look out the tartan and come and celebrate Robbie Burns birthday at Niagara Hall. 8 pm.
Enquiries Janice Broad - 03 2469 566 or Steven Hayes 2468 446

30th Jan: Kaka Point District Picnic

Wilsher Bay Domain – Midday
Donation at gate
3 legged races, egg & spoon races, running races and many more
Judging of Spud Competition for KPSLSC
BBQ, FACE PAINTING, DRINKS, CHOCOLATE WHEEL
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February 2015

6-7 Feb: Bluegrass Music Festival - Niagara Falls Café

The Progress Valley Possum Pickers
For enquiries please contact:
Music - Steven Hayes on (03) 2468 446 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Camping - Steven Hayes on (03) 2468 446 or Alton McDonald (03) 217 5608 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Stalls, entertainment and restaurant bookings please call Niagara Falls Cafe (03) 2468 577 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Click here  to view photos of this event.

15 Feb: The Catlins Great Escape Coastal Walk

Coastal Walk from Otara to Weirs Beach. Brochure.
Contact Kim Dodds, 03 415 8954, 027 533 7876, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

23 Feb: Catlins Wisp Hill Climb Trail Ride

Trail Ride Owaka/Clinton Rd.
Contact Lyndon Clark, 03 415 8834, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

From 22 Feb - 2 Mar: Edge of the World Mixed Media Art Exhibition - Waikawa Hall

Local and outside artists exhibit a vibrant range of works. Small door charge. 9.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.
For more details contact: Janice Broad - 03 2469 566 or Cala Paenga - 03 2468 434

March 2015

8 Mar - Papatowai Challenge

The Papatowai Challenge is a pre-season fun run and walk from a holiday home in the Catlins. It is
signposted at the south end of Tahakopa River Bridge Papatowai. Runners must be 13 years & over.
Papatowai is located approximately two hours from Dunedin and twenty-five minutes south of Owaka.
The Southern Scenic Route is now fully sealed.

The Papatowai Challenge is run over the measured distance of 15.5 km and is over a varied scenic
course of well formed bush tracks, beach running and local roads.

For more information contact Wayne Allen 03 454 4863, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

14-16 Mar: The Catlins Canter - Owaka

An annual two day horse trek hosted by the Owaka Lions Club.
Warren Burgess, Owaka Lions Club, 03 415 8019

April 2015

5 April: Tokanui Big Rock Cougars - Progress Valley

A motorbike trail ride for keen motorbike enthusiasts. Entry Form and Details.
Contact Sarah McLean, Ph 03 2468 781, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

June 2015

16 June: Southland Districts Arts Trust Poetry Day - Tokanui Tavern 2pm

Recitals of poetry including original material.
Contact Steven Hayes, Ph 03 2468 446

July 2015

14 July: Edible Art and Multi Challenge Tokanui Tavern 2pm

Contact Janice Broad, Ph 03 2469 566

August 2015

Aug: The Catlins Coast Rally - An exciting car rally tackling many country roads.

Roger Laird, Ph/Fax 03 208 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 

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Catlins Coast Newsletter January 2014
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