Events

Supporting the delivery of events across the Southland region

From the ILT Kidzone Festival to Shakespeare in the Park, to the Tour of Southland, Southland is home to a range of vibrant and diverse events. 

To do our part in creating an exciting and action-packed events calendar, we coordinate several of Southland’s iconic events, including:  


ILT Kidzone

Each year, during the term two holidays, we deliver the ILT Kidzone Festival - an exciting day out for children and their families. From face painting to zorbs (water balls), craft to sports, and everything in between, the festival is a highlight for children each year!


More Information about ILT Kidzone 


Southland Arts Festival

Bringing the best of the arts world to the region, the Southland Arts Festival features a variety of genres, comprising two different programmes. While May is focused on music, October is all about theatre and dance. Comedy, literary arts and visual arts also feature in the festival’s programmes.


Burt Munro Challenge

Since 2006 when the inaugural Burt Munro Challenge was held, we have been supporting the Southland Motorcycle Club to deliver what is now recognised at the largest motorcycle rally in the southern hemisphere. With up to six racing disciplines on offer, the challenge has a strong local & national following, and rapidly growing international interest. 

Burt Munro Challenge


Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is a popular summertime event, held in February each year, presenting outdoor Shakespearean performances as either full plays or “promenade” style shows that feature a smorgasbord of scenes. We support The Shakespeare in the Park Charitable Trust to deliver this event and celebrate the Bard's brilliance! 

Shakespeare in the park


For more information on the events we are involved with, contact one of the team members below: 

Angela Newell
Angela Newell
Creative Projects Manager
angela@greatsouth.nz
Karen Witham
Karen Witham
Major Events Coordinator
karen@greatsouth.nz
Shanaye Jenkins
Shanaye Jenkins
Events Support Coordinator
shanaye@greatsouth.nz

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