Gypsy Day

Gypsy Day (June 1) is traditionally the day that farms change hands, and as a result we'll see stock being moved around the district over the next couple of weeks. Please take care and be patient when driving.

Below are some of the known Gypsy Day stock movements in Southland District. This is not a comprehensive list, and there may be other stock movements as well.

Roads include



Morton Mains-Gorge Rd
Seaward Downs
Fortrose-Otara Rd,
Gorge Road township



Friday 27 May, 8am to 4pm

Piano Flat

Riversdale Waikaia Rd
Piano Flat Rd


Friday 27 May from 9am (or if poor weather Sunday 30 from 9am)

Seaward Downs

Rimu Seaward Downs Rd
Seaward Downs–Matarua Island Rd
Titiroa Matarua Island Rd
Fleming Rd


Friday 27 May, 8.30am to 2pm
Sunday 29 May, 8.30am to 2pm

West Dome

Mossburn Lumsden Highway 94
Mossburn Five Rivers Highway
97 Gallagher Rd


Saturday 28 May approximately 9am (rain day Sunday 29)

Grove Bush

North Makarewa  Grove Bush Rd (Just west of Horman Rd)
Crossing SH6
North Makarewa Grove Bush Rd



Saturday 28 from 11am to 2pm


Chewings Rd
Mossburn-Wreys Bush Rd
Dyer Rd
Reid Macauley Rd
Bath Street
SH 94


Monday 30 May from 8am

Centre Bush/Otapiri

Centre Bush Otapiri Rd
Stirling Rd
Otapiri Gorge Rd

Wednesday 1 June,  8am to 2pm


Motu Rimu Rd
Welsh Rd
Longbush South Rd
Massey Tramway Rd
Clearwater Rd
Hanson Rd
Lawson Rd
Caesar Rd



Saturday 4 June, 8am to 2pm