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"With 94 offices across New Zealand, and 30 agents in Southland, Bayleys is big on regional investment and supporting the communities that support us. We are proud to sponsor this event because the 60+ scheduled events will bring people together and will provide significant economic benefit to the region of Southland”
– David Gubb – Managing Director Bayleys Southern Group


For over 20 years Gore District Council has supported and contributed to district events.  In 2018 the Council developed an event strategy that identified the opportunity for the country music events held over King’s Birthday weekend to become part of a collaborative New Zealand country music festival.


The Gore District Council is a major partner of Bayleys Tussock Country – New Zealand’s Country Music Festival and continues to support the New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust with funding and support from its event co-ordinator.  The Trust is very grateful for the ongoing support.


Community Trust South is a major contributor to Bayleys Tussock Country Music Festival providing funding for a three-year period to assist with establishing the festival. 

Community Trust South is the guardian of a community endowment of over $224 million and helps a wide range of groups and people in the south every year by distributing grants, scholarships and community loans.

The New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust has enjoyed working with Community Trust South. Their financial support has made the development of Bayleys Tussock Country - New Zealand’s Country Music Festival possible.


The Gore RSA has long been a supporter of Gore’s country music scene.  The New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust is extremely grateful for the RSA’s contribution to partner with the Trust to produce street banners for Tussock Country.  During the Festival, the RSA provides country music entertainment and hosts auditions for the MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards.  The Gore RSA has a large membership that is proud of its Club and its facilities.

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Lottery Grants Board distributes the profits made from New Zealand state lotteries, such as Lotto and Instant Kiwi, for the benefit of New Zealand communities. Lottery Community grants are available for not-for-profit organisations with a community or social service focus for ongoing operating costs or projects which help improve the quality of people’s lives in their communities.   New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust is grateful to have received funding to support the volunteer programme for Tussock Country 2021.

Hokonui (previously known as Hokonui Gold) is an Adult Contemporary radio station that first launched in Gore, New Zealand, broadcasting across Southland and now also broadcasts across South Otago and Mid Canterbury.


The Mataura Licensing Trust distributes all profits back to the local community by way of investment into high quality services and much needed facilities, and through financial support of community networks, sports clubs, music events, senior citizens, educational grants and a focus on well-being. Bayleys Tussock Country is extremely fortunate to have the support of the Mataura Licensing Trust and it's quality hospitality venues and services throughout Eastern Southland. 


The Otago Daily Times is a newspaper published by Allied Press Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand. The ODT is one of the country's four main daily newspapers, serving the southern South Island six days per week and 24/7 online at Allied Press is proud to be a media partner of Bayleys Tussock Country. 


GWD Toyota has been fully committed to servicing southern motorists since 1906. If you’re seeking a new car, a used car, a fleet of vehicles, or even servicing and panel work you’ll find GWD Toyota an excellent company to do business with. They're locally owned and operated and the best providers of new and used vehicles in Invercargill, Southland and Central Otago. In this age of gimmicks and promises, service is still a tradition at GWDs. GWDs are proud sponsors of the Tussock Country Ute Muster. 

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Craigs Investment Partners Gore has a team of highly experienced advisers and support staff who specialise in providing bespoke investment advice to individuals, companies, trusts and charities. They have specialists in KiwiSaver, investor basics and superannuation, and proudly run a number of investor education seminars. Their team is committed to a positive client experience, focused on your investment objectives and setting sustainable goals. They combine a wealth of knowledge from our advisers with our firm's research expertise, resources and capabilities.

The Gore Country Music Club was formed in 1972 to promote Country Music. They are proud to host the prestigious MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards on Kings Birthday Weekend every year and are valued event partners of Bayleys Tussock Country Music Festival. 

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Southern Rural Life is a free newspaper delivered weekly on Wednesdays to 21,000 rural mailboxes in Otago and Southland. In addition to spreading the Bayleys Tussock Country word, they're also proud naming rights partners of Rural Life Top Paddock. 

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Little Fire Music Works is the longest established music store in Southland. They stock the biggest selection of instruments and sheet music in the south and their expert team can assist with advice on guitars, drums, digital pianos, accessories and more. They cater for all ages, abilities and genres and are proud to support Bayleys Tussock Country 2023. 

Wish to join the Bayleys Tussock Country partnership family? Please - get in touch today!

Stawberry offers comprehensive audio visual production and hire services for events across the South Island. Their team of AV technicians are extremely knowledgeable across of a full range of sound, lighting, visual and staging equipment, and hold extensive production experience ensuring Bayleys Tussock Country is a success.

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