Our Story


Take a group of friends, throw in a few drinks…

and come up with an idea for a community fundraiser!

Use a bit of old fashioned kiwi attitude “we can do it” and you have the Coastal Classic.

2024 will be our 21st year!

2023 proceeds were distributed to Southern Youth Development, Taieri Mouth First Response, Brighton Surf Life Saving and the Taieri Mouth Amenities Society for projects in the district.

In association with the Taieri Mouth Amenities Society the organizers of  The Coastal Classic have contributed to the following community projects in past years.

  • Donation of $8,400 to Otago Southland Helicopter Trust
  • 2021 Signs for Livingston Green Wetlands Restoration and Livingston Green Bush Track
  • 2020 helped fund Tsunami Warning Siren; First Response shelving units for First Aid Emergency Storage Container and Foul Weather Gear for First Response
  • 2019 tennis court upgrade; First Response Emergency Kits
  • 2018 AED 7000 defibrillator.  With additional funding from the Rotary Club of Milton, we purchased this  defibrillator now located in the kitchen area at the Taieri Mouth Holiday camp ground
  • Taieri Mouth First Response Emergency Care and Workplace First Aid Training (2018)
  • Taieri Beach School and Community Pool – New Roof ( 2017)
  • Community Hall toilet upgrade (2015)
  • Community Hall Upgrade (2014)
  • Community  & Kristina Ashton (NZ Jnr Athletics team) (2013)
  • Community projects (2012)
  • Community Hall Upgrade (2011)
  • Community Hall and First Response Unit (2010)
  • Information Kiosks and School Pool Cover (2009)
  • Livingstonia Park Fence & Entrance (2007-08)
  • Sea Scout Shed (2006)
  • Community Hall (2005)
  • Taieri river Wharf upgrade
  • Support for Otago Hospice