With social gatherings of large groups of people discouraged in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, there have been many cancellations including:


The Strath Taieri A&P Show, which was due to be held in Middlemarch on Saturday, has been cancelled.

The Careys Bay Community Regatta, which was to be held this Sunday, has been cancelled.

The Southern Cross All Breeds Cat Show in Mosgiel on Sunday has been cancelled.

The Kotahitaka Day celebration, set to take place on Sunday, has been cancelled. Organisers aimed to host the event on Otago Anniversary Day next year.

The Hyde St party, which was due to be held on April 4, has been cancelled.

The South Dunedin Street Festival, to be held on April 4, has been cancelled.

Blueskin A&P Show on April 5 has been cancelled.

Remaining events to celebrate Race Relations Week, held between March 14 and 22, have been cancelled.

Neighbours Day event at Mosgiel Police Station on March 28 has been cancelled.

The Dunedin Relay for Life, set to be held on March 28 and 29, has been postponed until later in the year.

The Bluff Oyster Bash at the Catacombs in the Octagon has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.

The Rotary District 9980 Conference, set for April 17 to 19 in Balclutha, and involving clubs from across the southern region, has been cancelled.

Friends of the Hocken Collections Talk Series, to be held on March 25, has been cancelled.


The Dunedin Fringe Festival has been cancelled. For up to date information, visit

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has suspended all concerts until May, including Saturday’s “Mavericks” concert at Dunedin Town Hall.

The Silverpeaks Country Music Hoe Down in Mosgiel this weekend has been cancelled.

The Around the World in 80 Days storytelling festival, set to be held on March 29, has been cancelled.

The Regent Theatre Anything But Books Sale, set for April 16, has been postponed until later this year.

The Regent Book Collection Day, set for March 29, has been cancelled, but collection bins remain at Port Chalmers Motors and BP Mornington and North End.

The Otago Southland Brass Band Association provincial contest in Mosgiel on April 4 and 5 has been postponed to later in the year.


Last night’s West Harbour Community Board and Waikouaiti Coast Community Board meetings were postponed.

The Wise Response Society Inc “Listen to the Science” public meeting, set for March 26, has been postponed until further notice.

The Te Ao Turoa community hui on the city’s environment strategy, planned for March 28, has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

All meetings of the Taieri Combined Friendship Club are cancelled until further notice. The April 14 bus trip to Owaka is also cancelled. For information, phone Thelma on 742-1112.

The Seniors Tuesday Club, which meets at Caversham Presbyterian Church, have cancelled all meetings until July. Inquiries, phone Doreen on 487-7362.


The public was not allowed to attend the netball match between the Southern Steel and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on Monday night. The game was played at the Edgar Centre without a crowd.

The Football South schools futsal competition was suspended this week. Football South CEO Chris Wright said no decision had been made about the remainder of the competition.

The junior touch competition has been postponed until further notice. The Otago Touch prizegiving, due to be held on March 26, has been cancelled.

The Otago Children’s Athletics 7-11 competition has been cancelled. It was scheduled to be held on Sunday.

Athletics Otago’s modified meet on Saturday has been cancelled.

Beachlands Speedway race meeting on March 28 has been cancelled.

Black Caps vs Australia T20 cricket match at University Oval on Tuesday, March 24 has been cancelled.

Two Highlanders rugby matches in Dunedin March 21 and Crusaders on March 28 cancelled.

Dunedin Archery’s SIDAA youth tournament on Saturday and Sunday has been cancelled. The Easter tournament may still be on.

Dunedin Netball’s pre-season premier games on Tuesday were cancelled. All competitions affiliated with Netball New Zealand have been postponed until May 2.

Social netball at the Edgar Centre on Wednesday and Thursday nights has been cancelled until further notice. The start of the community football season junior, youth, senior, social and regional competitions been postponed until May 2.