Gopher Race

Dixons Pharmacy Gopher Race

The Dixons Pharmacy Gopher Race is an annual event, held at the Bloomin Tulips Festival.

Together with the Waratah-Wynyard Council, we organise for contestants to race their gophers down the main street of Wynyard. Starting at the traffic lights the contestant’s race down Goldie Street towards the finish line at the bottom roundabout.

Each contestant goes in the draw for a gift voucher from Dixons Pharmacy.

The Stig (Wynyard’s version) has also been known to make a special appearance.
Since 2013, we have two races – one for the men and one for the women

Dixons Gopher Race Hall of Fame:

Results Score Board


2017 Mens

2017 Womens

2016 Mens

2016 Womens

Max King

Lois White

Kirk Dicker

Heather Jones


Graham Jones           

Heather Jones

Kim Haybittle

Lois Whyte
Lucky Draw Winner

Brian Scolyer
2015 Mens

2015 Womens

2014 Mens    
Grahaem Pead

Heather Jones

Grahaem Pead
Max King

Lois Whyte

Hubert Hall

 Viv Hoogendorp
2014 Womens Heather Jones Lois Whyte Leanne Wells
2013 Mens Kym Haybittel Daniel Weiderman  
2013 Womens Ingrid Wooley Heather Jones John Munro
2012 Mens Neil Crisp Bill Hutton  
2012 Womens Ida Morrell   Peter Zeuschner
2011 Peter Mullins Jack Fleming Peter Mullins
2010 Peter Mullins Alick Hope Keith Hutton
2009 Jack Fleming Alick Hope Joy York
2008 Alick Hope Barry Nelson Peter Zeuschner
2007 Alec Hope Jack Flemming Barry Nelson