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.

Labour Weekend Sunday

The Foxton Spring Fling is back this year

Are you in Horowhenua for Labour Weekend?  Then you should be at the Foxton Spring Fling, Main Street in Foxton. 

Sunday 21 October 9am – 3pm. $2 at the gate, kids under 5 free. 

FTDA Updates

Thursday 4 October saw the October After 5pm'ish function held at Ocean Beach Eatery at Foxton Beach. The event followed a new format, on a new evening. 26 attendees were given a free 1st drink ticket and enjoyed the finger food provided. This venue has a wonderful outdoor area which enabled guests to sit out and enjoy the early evening sun whilst chatting with fellow business owners. People with new businesses and interests were given the opportunity to tell everyone what they had to offer the community.

Cathy McCartney, with much local council experience, and recently engaged by the FTDA to co-ordinate plans for the future development of Foxton, gave an insight into the FTDA's plans, through its commitment to promoting local events and inter-action with other local interest groups. Foxtons thriving and growing tourism activities are boosting not only the local economy, but putting Foxton firmly on the map. 

One event that continues to generate much interest in Foxton is the upcoming Spring Fling on Sunday 21st October (Labour Weekend), from 9am to 3pm,which this year, is going to be even bigger and better than previous years. A tremendous effort has been put into this, with much behind the scenes planning. The newly upgraded Main St presented some challenges, with local business set to benefit from this event with people coming from far and wide to enjoy the vibe the Spring Fling brings. Families getting together for Labour Weekend will be able to enjoy a huge range of different foods, music and childrens entertainment. See you there.

FTDA October Update - Ocean Beach Eatery catch up.