New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust
Key events organisations – the Gore Country Music Club, NZ Songwriters Trust, NZ Gold Guitar Committee and the Gore District Council - have formed a New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust in July 2019.
“Forming the New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust is an exciting step in building on what is already happening over the week of Queen's Birthday. Since 1976 Gore has been known as the Capital of Country Music, over 100,000 hours of volunteer time each year goes into running the activities and the latest economic survey completed by Gore District attributes approximately 1 million dollars of return to the district. This is a significant event that Gore residents can be proud of” say Trust Chairperson Jeff Rea.
The Trustees of the New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust are: