The Waimate Folk Music Festival (previously Whitestone Winter Folk Festival) is held every Queen’s Birthday Weekend (to include the first Monday in June) at Gunns Camp, Waimate, North Otago. Although small, the festival has been steadily growing in popularity since it began in 1994. Waimate Folk Festival is a great occasion for performers of all ages and skills, from the beginner to the seasoned professional.
This is a one woman high impact stage performance by British creative, Zoe Philpott that tells the story of Ada Lovelace who wrote the worlds first complex computer program in 1843 and was then written out of history.
This performance compliments (and is for those who have attended) the workshop held prior at Waimate High School for 8 - 18 year old girls.
Book your one-on-one 15 minutes with Tracey by phoning 689 0071.
6.20am - Hakataramea Dawn Service at Hakataramea Cenotaph, Hakataramea Township.
7.00am - Waimate Dawn Service at Victoria Park Memorial Gates.
8.45am - St Andrews Service at St Andrews War Memorial.
10.00am - Waimate Civic Service at Waimate Event Centre.
1.30pm - Ted’s Bottle Service at Waihao Forks Hotel, Waihao Forks.
R16. $20pp gate sales. Smoke and alcohol free event. Gate sales available. This is it! Our last one. Come and try our famous Horror Maze. Clowns will be waiting for you!
Bring a torch.
Venue: 615 Hannaton Road, Studholme, Waimate Contact: http://www.fearnz.com/
Lots of fun for all ages. No booking necessary.
Bouncy castles. Bring a picnic. Net proceeds go to Plunket. Smoke and alcohol free event. Gate sales available. Tickets $20 (family of 4) or $8 pp. Under 3 free.
Venue: 615 Hannaton Road, Studholme, Waimate Contact: http://www.fearnz.com
Fundraising is underway for a life sized brass Ted D'Auvergne sculpture
Christchurch sculptor Donald Paterson has been commissioned, and once finished it will sit out the front of the Waihao Forks Hotel. It will be a memorial to Ted, and also all the other service men and women who lost their lives while serving overseas
If you want to get involved head to the quiz night on Thursday 21st of Feb at the Waihao Forks Hotel.
The longest-running event in Waimate district, the Waimate Caledonian Sports day brings Scottish heritage alive in the heart of Waimate. Pipers can be heard and Scottish dancers fill the stage. Runners, cyclists and speed skaters participate throughout the day, along with piping competitions, and children's and senior athletics.