$10,000 Cash for Christmas Announcement Night - What you need to know

$10,000 Cash for Christmas Announcement Night - What you need to know

$10,000 Cash for Christmas Announcement Night - What you need to know

Hokonui Brought it Home for Christmas, with your chance to win $10,000 cash! 



  • Road closed between Main St and Regional Ford Yard from 3:30pm. 
  • Festivities kick off 5:30pm. 
  • The RTL Soundstage will be down the west-end, featuring a taste of the Top Paddock Music Festival - performers Gold Guitar winners Arun O'Connor and Jaydin Shingleton. 
  • FREE kids entertainment in bouncy castles. 
  • Great selection of fundraising food stalls. Please bring cash as no EFTPOS is available. 
  • Bring a chair if you want and turn up early to lock in a good spot!
  • Please come prepared for inclement weather. As much as we would love for fine weather, we all know what Southland is like... The street is very exposed with little cover from the rain. Umbrella's can be a hazard in large crowds so please don't be offended if we ask you to refrain from using one. Best to come with a waterproof coat or poncho.  
  • The big announcement will be made around 7:00pm. We can't stress enough the fact you have to be there to win. Note: This means the person who filled out the form. So for instance, if your wife/husband's name is called, and they are not there, you can't claim on their behalf. If not, it will go to someone else (and we don't want that). 
  • Come armed with your bank account details and form of ID. If anything, as a good luck charm. You will need it if you win!
  • The event will wrap up at the conclusion of the grand announcement. 
  • Be sure to wave for our roaming cameras, photos to be published on the Hokonui Southland Facebook page. 
  • Road re-opens 8:00pm. 

Please support the fundraising community groups on the night. They include:

  • La Muse - BBQ and home baking.
  • Gore Wanderers - Bacon Butties BBQ.
  • Gore Chess Club - Lollies, truffles and chocolates.
  • Smiles Denture Clinic - Vegan treats and free coffee and tea.

Also found on/near Irk Street

  • Rustic Cafe and Restaurant - Dine in or enjoy a coffee and nibble to go. 
  • New World Gore - Take away barista coffee and food for the road. 
  • St Mary's School - Selling "Cooking with the Saints Vol 2".  
  • St James Theatre - Cold drinks and ice creams. 
  • Cookie Time Cookies - Selling outside H+J Smith. 
  • Turkish Kebabs on Main Street. 
  • Chinese, Thai and fish and chip takeaways on Main Street. 
  • Howl at the Moon / Thomas Green - Dine in on Main Street before or on your way home. Catch Jaydin and Arun at the TG following our event. 



Due to the high number of people expected for this event, we suggest you car pool where you can. Parking options can be found in the public space around Gore TV and Radio, and also along Fairfield St and Ardwick St. Please refrain from the Smiths City and New World carparks, as these are reserved for their patrons. Our marshals will be monitoring this. 


Find more on how the announcement will be conducted under police supervision here


Tim and the team at Heartland Hotel Croydon for providing accommodation for Arun and Jaydin on the night. Book in now for their delicious Christmas buffets. Also Natwick Photography for helping us capture the night, and Knapdale School for providing the marshals. 

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