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Find events happening in and around the Stratford District.

Upcoming Events

Here's the upcoming events for the next 30 days. For events on a specific day, click a date on the calendar.

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01 April 2015 — 01 May 2015

  • Fisher & Paykel Easter Masters

    Date & Time: Thursday 02 April 2015 - Sunday 05 April 2015

    The Easter Masters Surfing Competition will be held for the 24th year by the New Plymouth Surf Riders' Club. Open to all surfers aged from 30 years up who compete in age-group division of 5 years. e.g 30 -34, 35- 39 up to the "Immortals" division for those aged 75 plus.

    This year we will ...

  • 17th International Collage Exchange Exhibition

    Date & Time: Thursday 02 April 2015 - Sunday 26 April 2015 10:30am -  4:00pm

    In it's 17th year, the International Collage Exchange, is a fantastic project put together by Dale Copeland. Every year artists from around the world each send a package containing thirteen collage's to Dale's Puniho home studio, Taranaki. 111 artists from 10 different countries are taking part. ...

  • Connections 2015 Exhibition

    Date & Time: Thursday 02 April 2015 - Sunday 26 April 2015 10:30am -  4:00pm

    A seven strong group of Taranaki artist's exhibiting under the name of Connections for the 3rd consecutive year at the Percy Thomson Gallery. This years line up is Jenny Bielawski, Juliet Chell, Viv Davy, Amanda Griffin, Dorothy Andrews, Antonia O'Mahony and Elwyn Stone. All of these artists have ...

  • NBL Basketball: Augusta Mountainairs v Wellington Saints

    Date & Time: Thursday 02 April 2015 6:00pm

    NBL Basketball: Augusta Mountainairs v Wellington Saints
    Tip off at 6pm
    Location: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth
    Adults $17; Children $10; Family $45

    More information available at http://www.basketballtaranaki.org.nz/

    Prices: Adults $17; Children $10; Family $45

  • Hollard Harvest Festival

    Date & Time: Monday 06 April 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Celebrate the harvest spirit with family activities in the gardens. Muisc and entertainment, food for all, competitions and demonstrations. East Monday fun! Prices: Free Entry
    Email: regional.gardens@trc.govt.nz
    Website: http://www.hollardgardens.info


    Date & Time: Tuesday 07 April 2015 - Sunday 19 April 2015

    THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS written by Ken Ludwig;
    Director Joan Ertel
    "An inspired whodunit...a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery".

    It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, ...

  • Rotorangi Gutbuster

    Date & Time: Saturday 11 April 2015 8:30am

    Kayak - Run - Cycle. Enter your team now. Entry is limited to the first 200 paid competitors. No late entries will be accepted on the day. All competitors must be over 14 years of age. Entrants under 16 years must have a parent or guardian signature.

    Race bibs are to be displayed at all t ...

  • Fit for Funding Expo

    Date & Time: Saturday 11 April 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm

    In today's world, voluntary community groups and not for profit organisations have a lot of responsibilities to take into account. It's more likely groups will be considered for grants if they can demonstrate they are 'fit for funding' - aware of their responsibilities as not for profits, and hav ...

  • Stratford Speedway

    Date & Time: Saturday 11 April 2015 7:00pm

    Race Meeting

    Taranaki Modified Champs and Ginge Hayward Memorial, Best in the West Saloon Champs, King of the Mountain Midget Champs, Youth Ministock City of New Plymouth Classic

    Classes Racing:

    SuperstocksMinisprintsMidgetsModifiedsSaloonsYouth Ministocks

    Entry:< ...

  • Dirty Dusting

    Date & Time: Saturday 11 April 2015 - Saturday 18 April 2015 7:30pm

    Stratford on Stage present Dirty Dusting. A sex chat line that really cleans up. Directed by Tracey Blake. Coffee and Cake Show. Warning: Content may offend - contains adult themes. $25 per person. No show Monday the 13th.

  • War Years at Taranaki Pioneer Village

    Date & Time: Sunday 12 April 2015 10:00am

    A day of family fun and entertainment, recreating history.
    Taranaki Military Vehicles will be there, displaying their vehicles and giving rides.
    There will be train rides, music, barbershop singers, BBQ, Gelato, models, children's activities and more.

    Get dressed up in war time ...

  • Biodiversity Of Gardens

    Date & Time: Wednesday 15 April 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    Expert and budding gardeners alike are invited to join legendary Bugman, Ruud Kleinpaste, for a field trip at Hollard Gardens. Take a tour of the gardens and learn about the importance of insects, spiders and other creepy crawlies.  Bring your raincoat and gumboots. Child ...

  • Stratford Speedway

    Date & Time: Saturday 18 April 2015 7:00pm

    Final Meeting

    King of the West StockcarChamps, Taranaki Super Saloon Champs.

    Classes Racing:

    StockcarsMinisprintsMidgetsModifiedsSaloonsSuper Saloons


    Adults - $15Child - $6Family (Two adults & up to four kids) - $32Student/Pensioner (Student must pre ...