The Gathering was New Zealand’s biggest and best outdoor dance party, which was held every New Year for six years between 1996 and 2001.

This is the first Gathering documentary which was about the 97/98 event, held at the magical Canaan Downs site on top of Takaka Hill near Nelson.

In this footage you’ll catch a glimpse of me DJing in the House tent (20:45) – but most of the time I was behind the camera.

Depending on demand we’re also considering uploading a high-resolution version or producing a DVD. Let me know if you’re interested.

The documentary includes behind-the-scenes views of the setup and running of the party; the wild and crazy days and nights of the party itself; interviews with the crew, and you – the party animals; and interviews with “grown-ups” like the Mayor of Tasman District and the local police.

We hope you enjoy it and that it brings back some awesome rave memories. Check out the new Gathering website [] for more archives website at Gathering-related goodness!

In the meantime if you feel like joining a discussion or reminiscing about the awesomeness that was The Gathering dance party – check out The Gathering archives blog.

One response to “re-Gathering”

  1. Nick Avatar

    wow – thanks for posting that. I never got a chance to see this when it was screened at the paramount, but sure did bring back some cool memories. Cheers.