Vision and Mission

The Committee

Area Map

Our logo

Action Plan


Waste Minimalisation

If you are interested in joining Promote Dunstan or you are interested in assisting with our activities or want further information contact:
The Secretary,
Promote Dunstan
P.O.Box 31,

Phone 03 449 2119

Promote Dunstan is a small group of volunteers promoting the area from Earnscleugh and Clyde to the Manuherikia. It is a non-profit incorporated society with members developing and encouraging various activities and events which promote the area to the benefit of residents, businesses, and visitors.

Within the group’s area of interest are three of the most authentically preserved and significant gold rush settlements in New Zealand – Ophir, St Bathans and Clyde. The Group is becoming more involved in the identification and preservation of heritage sites and is working alongside other agencies to achieve this by promotion, fund-raising, purchase, and management before these sites are lost to future generations.

  Promote Dunstan is responsible for organising the annual Wine and Food Harvest Festival in Clyde, the New Year’s Eve street party in Clyde, and Central Heritage – an event which highlights our past. It published a revised “Walk Around Clyde” brochure and has installed bronze plaques in pavement around the historic precinct to guide visitors. Similar “Walk Around” guides have been produced for St Bathans and Ophir. A brochure on the Manuherikia and Ida Valley is currently in the last stages of production while the Self-Drive brochure listing significant historical sites in our area is just about due for reprinting after an initial print run of 10,000 copies.

   There are other projects in the pipeline including working in partnerships with local groups. One is with the Steam Museum in conjunction with Clyde’s historic railway station, one of only three surviving in Central Otago and the other with the local Bridge Club to preserve a mid-nineteenth century stone building in Clyde. Details are contained in Promote Dunstan’s five year strategic plan as well as its annual action plan and budget.