Meet the team

Trustees - Rangiora Festival Charitable Trust

Karl Horwarth

Nicholette Kilgour

Sarah Broughton

Rangiora and North Canterbury is a great place to work, live and play - I'm looking forward to this years Festival and being one of the team making it a great day! 

I am a registered Bowen Therapist in Rangiora, I have been a part of the Festival since the beginning.  Love being part of this amazing Team.....

Our goal is to create a world class event with small town flavour showcasing everything that Rangiora and the Waimakariri community has to offer.

It’s a joy and a privilege to be a part of the team creating such an incredible event. Thank you to everyone in the local community for your support.

Matt James

 I’m one of the founding members and a Trustee of the Rangiora Winter Festival. I’m involved because I want to see good things happening in our community. I'm also a business coach.

The Committee

Pauline Moore

Phil Anderson

Alun Hassall

Tessa Keeling

Phil is a major supplier of the events marquees, inflatable venues and kids entertainment options though his Event Hire business. 

It is great to see so many people having a fun time together in a relaxed family atmosphere.

Chris Gudsell

Absolutely loving being involved in any community events bringing people together, especially when live music is involved!

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Debs Taylor-Hayhurst

It’s been a most enjoyable experience to be part of such an energetic and committed team of amazing people working together to create such a fantastic event for the Rangiora and Waimakariri community, and to see so many businesses involved in making this event the success it’s been each year.


My business is Success Factor Consultancy & Coaching – working together to make a difference.


I work with new business set-ups and small and medium business owners to help them grow their business, generate income and gain more clients using a creative and customised approach.

The Rangiora Winter Festival represents everything that is good about our North Canterbury community – lots of great fun, food and friends enjoying events in our fantastic town! We are very proud to be sponsoring the Ice Sculptures and the inaugural Friday evening cocktail party!

"This is my first year being part of the committee and am loving being involved in such a fab event. I own local business "Balloonies" and will have a stall at the festival, come down and say hi to see what we're all about!" 

Leah Balloonies

I work for an education consultancy and I also have a number of voluntary roles in the Waimakariri community. This is my second year on the organising team for the Winter Festival.  Last year was a very enjoyable event and this year's is promising to be even better. 

Julia Reeves

With a passion for organizing events, I am very pleased to be part of the collaborative team striving to provide a first class community event for the whole family to enjoy.