Who are we?


Amanda Dykzeul

  Greg Dykzeul   Abbe West  

Graeme West


Averil West



We all have different roles at Nelson Events but are all here to help you. Averil and Graeme have been running events for well over thirty years and are still enjoying the satisfaction of seeing so many people achieving their goals, whether it be completing their first triathlon, running a P.B or completing a tough trail run. Averil also works for the National Heart Foundation as a Health Promotion Co-ordinator and Graeme has recently retired from a successful Insurance Brokering Firm.

Amanda and Greg returned to New Zealand ten years ago, after six years overseas, three in Sydney, Australia and three in London, England where Greg worked on the trading floor of major energy companies, and Amanda as a Biology, Health and PE Teacher. Greg comes to Nelson Events with a degree in Commerce, Amanda with a MSc in Psychology and a Diploma in Sports Studies.  During their time out of NZ they competed in many events overseas and bring a fresh approach and new ideas to Nelson Events.
Abbe is now back from overseas, ensuring her international exposure is added to the brainstorming mix


Our philosophy here at Nelson Events is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Our focus is to make sure everyone involved leaves with a smile on their face and a story to tell. We have traditionally operated on a user pays system where we try to make our events sustainable for 'the long run'. Quality not quantity, and creating a unique experience are words often repeated of our events. Our events are run on some of the most scenic parts of New Zealand and many have historic elements to them - think Captain Cook's Landing (where Captain Cook touched down), or the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic (one of New Zealand's top tourist attractions).

We are not out there to give large amounts of prizemoney to only a few individuals, instead, we aim for every one to have the chance to take away some fantastic mementos. Our prize tables are renowned and many people leave with some awesome prizes.
We are passionate about our events and hope you enjoy what we can offer you.