Coast Events

The West Coast – Events Capital of NZ!

There were so many stunning events taking place on the Coast over Labour Weekend that one would have to give serious thought to branding this magic strip of land the ‘Events Capital of New Zealand’!  Such were the number of visitors, locals  and participants who turned out, that there was not a spare bed to be found anywhere.

On the following pages we bring you a pictorial round-up of these events. Through these videos and pics you will see the community in action, relive some history and take in some breathless action!

Westport whitebait festival

Time to celebrate an iconic West Coast pursuit.


Cave Creek memorial

A tragic event is remembered.

Motorhome gathering in Reefton

The New Zealand Motorhome gathering in Reefton over Labour Weekend get was a beauty. 473 caravan and mobile homes arrived in the town for this event.

View the photos here.

Reefton’s 150th anniversary

It was time to dress for the occasion and call up the years.


Bruce Bay sports day

A pic from 1942 and another of this year’s event highlights shows just how long the Bruce Bay Community Sports Day has been going.