Keep updated with local events in Wanganui below.
Hoop Nation Posted July 23, 2014 | Tags: hoopnation
Venue: Wanganui Community Sports Centre
Dates: 25 – 27 October 2014
Three days of jam-packed, fist-pumping, fast and furious men’s and women’s basketball in New Zealand’s premier basketball tournament, featuring ex Tall Blacks and Breakers stars.
Venues: Various around the city and district
Dates: 30 January – 8 February 2015
The games will be a 10 day event comprising 55+ different sports and over 2,400 individual events. Minimum qualifying age starts from 20 years of age. The social calendar is as full as the sporting one, with a range of leisure activities available day and night. After a busy day of competition, every night is party night at the Games Village and entertainment centre.
Golfing in Wanganui Posted November 30, 2013
Venues: Three courses within 15 minutes drive from Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge
Wanganui Jockey Club Posted November 5, 2013
Venue: Wanganui Racecourse, Purnell Street, Wanganui
Dates: Sunday 17 August; Saturday 6 September; Thursday 2 October; Saturday 29 November 2014
The club is the oldest racecourse in the country formed in 1848 and is the oldest surviving club still racing at the original venue. It is centrally situated, being only 5 blocks from the city centre and within walking distance from Cooks Gardens Motor Lodge!
Cemetery Circuit Posted November 5, 2013
Venue: Central Wanganui streets
Date: 26 December
The annual Boxing Day motorcycle races on the Cemetery Circuit first ran in 1951. Today the event still runs on exactly the same city streets.
River Traders Market Posted October 9, 2013
Venue: 19 Taupo Quay, Wanganui
Time: Every Saturday, 9.00am – 1 pm
This busy market combines both local food producers, alongside many artistic and entrepreneurial stall holders and is a delightful example of a diverse community captured in one morning, every Saturday.
Visitors and locals are entertained by local musicians as they browse and buy local specialities, such as Rewena bread, goat cheese, flowers, handmade croissants, crafts, garden ornaments, the list is endless.
Following your visit, walk to a local cafe for lunch and shop in our delightful tree-lined Victoria Avenue speciality shops are housed in heritage buildings.
Whanganui Greyhound Racing Posted August 16, 2013
Venue: Hatrick Raceway, 216 Guyton St Wanganui, 4500
Link: Click Here
Greyhound racing is great entertainment and we invite you to come along and join in the fun. Racing is held predominately on Wednesday afternoons (12:00pm-3:30pm) and Friday nights (4:30pm-9:00pm) and includes all grades, running over distances of 305m, 520m, 645m 755m and 520m (h).
Free Entry. A variety of both hot and cold takeaway food and drinks are available at every meeting while additional catering can be arranged for groups.