23 January 2016 – A Day at the Races

Welcome to 2016, and a very happy New Year to all our friends and followers.  We hope to see many more of you at some of our events this year.


We’re beginning the year in style at Trentham Racecourse on Saturday 23 January.  It’s Wellington Cup day, and we think it might be fun to have a few splendidly-attired steampunks in the Fashion in the Field competition.  There are some great prizes on offer, from the use for a year of a nice VW to Westfield shopping vouchers.  Have a look here for full information on Fashion in the Field, and note that registration is essential, either online up to 22 January or at Trentham on the day from 11am to midday.

If you don’t want to enter the competition, come anyway in your best steampunk and just enjoy the day – watch the horses (and people), risk a dollar or two if you feel like a flutter (with much better odds than Lotto), or just enjoy the day out with us.  If you haven’t quite got your steampunk look yet Clockwork Emporium in the Old Bank Building (enter from Hunter Street) will be happy to help, or visit our friends at Creative Showoffs in Thorndon Quay and they’ll help you put something together from their extensive range of costume rentals.

We plan to arrive at the course about 11.30.  You’ll spot us easily enough – some of us will have goggles on our top hats.


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