Event Calendar

Tradies Breakfast

11th June, 2024

Join us for a free breakfast, guest speaker, and access to health checks - because your health matters! Everyone welcome. Fun & light-hearted event. 6.45am-7.45am, Te Matapihi, Bulls

Wear-A-Bull Arts

4th July, 2024

Art 4 Arts Sake Exhibition

8th July, 2024 to 14th July, 2024

Providing our creative community with an opportunity to display their work. The Art 4 Arts Sake Exhibition is a fantastic way to encourage all forms of artist expression and develops a space for art to thrive within and around the Rangitikei.

The Mudder

14th September, 2024

Held on Makuhou Road, Marton. So what makes The Mudder unique? If you ask the entrants from previous years they will all tell you different things but one thing they all agree on is that this course is up there with the best. This is no flat, dawdle around some obstacle course on the edge of suburbia. The rugged hill country of the southern Rangitikei makes for plenty of lung burning and calf aching even before you throw in the obstacles. The course is designed to use the natural assets of the working sheep and beef farm it is hosted on. Many of the obstacles are based on natural springs that see guaranteed mud all year round. There is a dam with a floating island to crawl over, a 100 year old tree with roots straight out of a Hobbit scene and plenty of dams, bogs, and hills. Throw in some man made obstacles and you have a course that guarantees fun, laughter and a great day out. There are new obstacles every year but exactly what they are will be kept secret until closer to the event. With 3km, 5km or 8km course options, The Mudder has something to suit both elite athletes and complete novices. Enter as a business or family for great team building or as a single if you are looking for a personal challenge. Costumes are welcome and encouraged and there will be some great prizes for the best dressed teams and individuals.

Hunterville Shemozzle

26th October, 2024

Held in the main streets of Hunterville. This iconic event features the 24th annual "Shepherds' Shemozzle" - a grueling race for Shepherds and their Huntaway dogs - along with many other competitions, events, activities and entertainment for all ages. A fun day not to be missed!

Up The Garden Path

17th November, 2024

“Up the Garden Path” is a one-day self-guided garden tour showcasing a selection of beautiful gardens in the northern Rangitikei area, taking place on SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2024. Fundraising for St Jospehs School, Taihape Tickets on sale 1st June 2024.

Marton Market Day

23rd November, 2024

Held at Follet St Park and the Main Streets of Marton. Marton Market Day is Rangitikei’s largest event and the most vibrant day in the district's calendar. Market Day takes over the town with over 250 stalls and great entertainment - all day long.Marton Market Day is the very best place for all your Christmas shopping with something on offer to suit everyone. A huge variety of stalls, including garden art, quality children’s toys and clothes, furniture, jewelry, pottery, food, plants, makeup, body products - and even the pets are catered for. Entertainment will have you laughing, singing, and joining in the dance. Be sure to put it in your calendar so you don't forget to join us. Come along, bring your friends and family and make a day of it. Looking forward to having you join us in Marton.

Marton Country Music Festival

18th January, 2025

Held at Sir James Wilson Park, Marton The Marton Country Music festival takes over Marton each year on the 3rd weekend of January. The Marton Country Music Festival Team led by John de Burgh is a group of like-minded people, who have a vision for a gathering of country music enthusiasts to share a weekend listening to and enjoying country music.The Festival is now quite a huge event. Over the last 16 years, it has become an event that is looked forward to by artists and the public alike.

Kiwiburn

22nd January, 2025

Kiwiburn is a regional Burning Man event based in Hunterville, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand celebrating principles such as inclusion, radical self-expression, gifting, participative art and culture.

Turakina Highland Games

25th January, 2025

Held at the Turakina Domain. New Zealand's oldest festival of sports, music & dance. First held in 1864, the Turakina Highland Games is New Zealand's oldest festival of sports, music, and dance. We'd love to see you at this family fun day.

Rangitikei Shearing Sports

1st February, 2025

North Island ChampionshipsHeld at Memorial Hall Marton. RSS-Marton show held on the first Saturday of every February, so come on down and bring the family to witness some of the locals mix it with the worlds best in the North Island Shearing And Woolhandling Championships held here at the Memorial Hall!

Otairi Station MTB & Trail Run

2nd February, 2025

Held at Otairi Station, Turakina Valley Road. Otairi Station is a hill country sheep and beef farm in the Turakina Valley, Hunterville. The Station has been owned and run by generations of the Duncan family since its purchase from local Iwi and subsequent development from bush over 150 years ago.Mountain bike and e-bike options of 30kms and 20kms Trail run options of 30kms, 20kms and 5km hill climb Walk options of 20kms and 5km hill climb The 19km distance from the front gate to the back paddock with formed tracks encompassing the property make it the ideal location to host such an event on private property. The Duncan family look forward to opening the gate for the first time and welcoming participants to share the experience of Otairi Station.

Marton Harvest Festival

6th April, 2025

Held at Sir James Wilson Park, Marton The Marton Harvest Festival is a day to let your hair down, grab your friends and family, enjoy the music and celebrate the harvest season by tasting all the incredible produce from near and far.The Marton Harvest Festival held at Sir James Wilson Park, is a day to let your hair down, grab your friends and family, enjoy the music and celebrate the harvest season by tasting all the incredible produce from near and far.With over 150 quality stalls showcasing everything from cheeses, olive oils, gins and wines to pickles, jams, paintings & pots, plants and garden art to jewellery and food products, you will find all the gifts you need for the family and treats you want for yourself. This year we will have a particular emphasis on food and beverage producers in our area and from the wider region.Marton is the home of Malteurop, a global leader in barley malting for beer, so if you are a home brewer make sure to get your entry into our very competitive home brew competition. We have some great prizes up for grabs this year.With live NZ musicians playing all the tunes youknow and love throughout the day the ambience of the festival will be a positive toe tapping and knee raising event. In addition to the usual festival activities there will be the traditianal giant pumpkin competition and of course the infamous pumpkin pie competition.This is our day to celebrate the incredibly talented artisians from near and far and our day to celebrate our harvest in the myriad forms it takes in our region.So spread the word, grab the family, join your friends and neighbours and enjoy a fantastic day out with good food, great stalls and fantastic entertainment.

Pedal 4 Pleasure

6th April, 2025

Held at Sir James Wilson Park alongside the Harvest Festival. Come join us for a ride... be it a fun flat-ish 18km, or a slightly longer 42km, or go hard with the challenging 80km event. A great training session or a challenging group ride on our scenic, quiet back country roads.Supporters can enjoy the day at the icon Marton Harvest Festival with loads of quality stalls, food, a beer tent, and live entertainment. Marton town turns it on with loads of local support in spot prizes including Wards Furniture major spot prize of a Lazyboy chair!