Join with us in celebrating Sergeant Dan’s 100th birthday.

When: Saturday 7 March – Monday 22 June

Time: Weekdays: 9:30am to 4:30pm - Weekends: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre 1558 Waimea Highway (Mandeville)

Sergeant Dan was famous throughout the country and beyond extolling the virtues of porridge and locally produced oats for the Flemings company. Explore his development as an icon through the collection of the Gore District Historical Society and discover the advertising story that created one of New Zealand’s longest running branding stories.



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Gore Visitor Centre

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Phone: 03 203 9288 - Email: goreinfo@goredc.govt.nz