Pike River Mine MemorialFormerly the Blackball Hilton hotel hosts the following annual events...


 February: The Blackball Pot Black Pool Competition

This pool competition features 36 players from the East and West coast of the South island, this 2 day tournament has been played on (or around) Waitangi Weekend since 2017. Features a $1,000 prize to first place and some amazing pool players and games!


October: Halloween

We pride ourselves on the spooky! Dress up and enjoy spooky shots and cocktails, prizes for best dressed!


November: 'Tribute 29 Pike River Run'

This event is run by a small but dedicated crew, every year over 100 motorbikes leave from the Blackball Hilton and ride around the coast to the memorial in Atarau. 

Details of this event can be found on the Facebook Page.


New Years Eve

From 9.00pm every year we have a band to bring you into the New Year, accommodation books out fast so get in quick for the best New Years Eve you'll ever have!

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