Morris Events in NZ
There are a number of annual morris events to which all dancers are invited...
New Zealand Morris Dancing Tour a week long event held in different parts of the country each year.
The 2024 tour will be hosted by the Hanmer Springers 16 - 21 January - in Hanmer Springs
Sat 11 Feb Medieval Market Levin Showgrounds Be there by 10am Usual mix of Maypole and Morris dances.
Sat 25 Feb Bedlam Founder's Day - around the streets of Wellington, Cuba Mall in the morning, Rogue and Vagabond around lunch-time, then dinner somewhere
24-26 March hosted by Bedlam at the Paekakariki campsite celebrating the autumn equinox
Easter Sunday: Pace-egging Ceremony in Wellington
Hanmer Weekend -The annual gathering of morris teams at Hanmer Springs for a weekend of dance. Contact Graham at Nor' West Arch for more details.
May 1st: CAMD celebrate Mayday on the top of Mt Eden
June 16-18 Winter Solstice organised by Rosewood at the Rangi Woods Campsite in Pohangina
?Sep 22-24? Spring Equinox hosted by Phoenix Morris in Taranaki
Boxing Day: Wellington, 2pm at the top of the cable-car
Additionally there are regular folk festivals at which dancers are likely to appear!
Whare Flat, just out of Dunedin over New Year (when the tour is in South Island, it will aim to start following this)
Auckland Folk Festival, Auckland Anniversary weekend
Wellington Folk Festival, Labour Weekend (late October), workshops 2023 Vergin Morris