Foxton Tourist & Development Association

The Foxton Tourist & Development Association (FTDA) is an incorporated society run by a small group of passionate Foxton locals. The goals of FTDA are to promote Foxton as a fabulous place to live and play, through tourism and event initiatives, such as the annual Spring Fling which brings up to 7,000 visitors from far and wide and an annual Quiz Night held in May, in conjunction with Foxton Rotary. The Quiz Night is a fun and entertaining evening which brings young, old, business and townsfolk together in teams to test their general knowledge, with the winning team taking home the Quiz Night Trophy. Contact them by Phone (06) 363 5811 or email

FTDA Management Committee Members

  • Paul Andrews - President (Membership inquiries)
  • Amanda Jackson - Vice President
  • Amanda Morris-Street - Treasurer
  • Joyce Sewell - Secretary
  • Maynard Johnson - Trustee
  • David Roache - Patron

'FTDA After 5pm'ish' Networking Sessions

The Foxton Tourist & Development Association (FTDA) runs a popular business/tourism networking forum from March to November, which gives locals the opportunity to meet, network and collaborate, and hear about new initiatives for the town. New members are always welcome to join these networking sessions. In addition, the Association works closely with the Horowhenua District Council, the Foxton Community Board and other interested groups to enhance and promote fabulous Foxton and Foxton Beach as the perfect Horowhenua location.

Host an After 5pm'ish event

If you or your business is interested in hosting an After 5pm'ish event in 2017, please contact Paul on (06) 363 5811.

FTDA Updates

Dean Stella presented the winning raffle ticket to Trish Metcalf. On Friday 6 April, “Off The Loop Cable Wakeboard Park” owners Glen Butcher, Dean Stella and Angela Cook welcomed FTDA members and public to the newest Tourist Adventure development in the lower north island. Despite the slightly blustery conditions, 27 people attended the evening in Foxton.

Glen kitted up and demonstrated how the cable system operates and threw in a few air tricks as well.

Glen then spoke of how the development of the park came about and the success to date after the first 16 weeks in operation, having approx 1300 riders through of which over 50% have come from outside our district.

Already catering for Corporate functions, school/youth groups, birthdays, stag/hen do’s and team building exercises OTL continues to expand on this exciting new business.

More info can be provided by contacting “Off The loop” on (06) 363 5642 or 027 909 7950

Photo: Dean Stella presented the winning raffle ticket to Trish Metcalf.
We all look forward to seeing Trish fly along the cable in her wetsuit!!