The VAR AGM 2021 is being hosted by the

Southland Branch of the VAR NZ.

Gore is approximately 45 minutes from Invercargill,

and 1½ hours from Dunedin and Queenstown.  

We would be able to assist with pickups from Invercargill airport if necessary.

We decided on Gore as it is very central to both Southland and Central Otago.  Now with the restrictions on travel from overseas it could be a great time to see Central Otago or Te Anau and Milford, especially if you are travelling Austin style.  March is an excellent time, weather wise.  Overnight it is starting to cool but we usually get lots of sunshine during the day through till 9.30 at night.  Our sun is hotter at this end of the country and our 16 would be equivalent to your 20!

Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen! 

All accommodation in the Gore township will be only 5-10 minutes from our venue the Heartland Hotel Gore. 
The Heartland Hotel Croydon has accommodation available on site at discounted rates. Standard Room (Queen + single) $155/night Superior Room (King) $190/night. Some rooms can be done up as share twins Suite (KING +fold out) $275/night.

Room price for 2. Additional person $35.
Some other accommodation options are the Esplanade Motel, Oakleigh Motel, Riverlea Motel, and the Charlton Motel.  These all have good off-street parking.  We also have a lot of B&B’s including 'Melody' which has about 10 rooms with ensuites and is great for groups.

Accommodation is the attendee's responsibility.

Our Saturday outing to Croydon Airfield has scenic flights available in Tiger Moths, Fox Moths and Dominie.  Bookings would have to be made in advance so that pilots would be ready and waiting.  Something to think about.  

Gore history revolves around the Hokonui Hills and the Moonshine Brewing when prohibition was in full swing here, we also have a wonderful museum with its own brewery for those who wish to share a tipple.  

All this is just to mention a few things happening in Gore.  And our Vintage Car Club is directly across the road from our venue with a Parts Department!

What more do we need?!


We will endeavour to fit the AGM in as well!  
Most of all we look forward to catching up with all our fellow Austineers.
Watch for more information and an entry form in 2020C. 
Queries can be directed to Raewyn and Keith Dodds.

📞  03 208 6038 

The Vintage Austin Register NZ announces its

2021 AGM

19 - 21 March in Gore

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If interested, phone your Branch Organiser to find out more about the next run in your area.



Contact Claudia Jeffery   📞 (09) 439 7813

Auckland North:

Contact Bruce Adin (secretary)   📞 027 525 7538


Contact Mike Loosemore   📞 021 027 08848 


Contact Andy Hammond   📞 (07) 823 5712


Hawkes Bay:  

Local runs are on the second Sunday of each month.

Contact Ewan Cameron   📞 (06) 877 6081



Contact Andy Dittmer   📞 027 379 6969


Contact Howard Sims   📞 (06) 372 5703



Contact Kim Rose    📞 (04) 3237 9029


Every Wednesday, 4 - 6pm, Squires Pub and Cafe, Stoke.

Every 4th Sunday:

Contact Colin Gregson    📞 (03) 545 0287

Canterbury / Westland:

Contact Ron Percy    📞 (03) 389 3121


Contact John Gertson   📞 (03) 472 8998


Contact Keith Dodds   📞 (03) 208 6038