About Us

The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival is produced by Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations, a registered charitable trust based in Dunedin. We believe it is important to celebrate our distinct seasons in a way that is appropriate to our local environment. Each year we produce an event, working with talented local artists and the wider community. We are committed to achieving the highest artistic standards and constantly improving the Midwinter Carnival event.

If you'd like to become a member of the Carnival organising committee, please contact us on the email on this page outlining why you want to be involved and what skills and experience you can bring to support the event.


Current Trustees:

Paul Smith (Chairperson) has extensive event management experience. He was event manager of the 2015 iD Dunedin Fashion Week and director of the Dunedin Fringe Festival from 2000-2014. He currently works as Director of Artsenta in Dunedin.

Courtney Adams (treasurer) is an accountant at Polson Higgs.

Scott Muir has been involved a range of community events including the Dunedin Street Art Trust, Dunedin Fringe Festival, the Vogel Street Party and many others. He is a band manager and widely respected in the Dunedin music community.

Sharon O'Laughlin is the senior communications advisor at Silver Fern Farms

Sophie Barker is the marketing manager of the Otago Peninsula Trust





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 Email: info@midwintercarnival.co.nz

Postal address: Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations, PO Box 5822, Dunedin, New Zealand