Waipu in Tartan 2014


waipu in tartan 2014FacebookCo-ordinators:
Nikki Ralph  and
Sarah Archer

facebook  ArtnTartan 2014

It’s back,

Waipu’s fabulous Waipu Museum ArtnTartan Wearable ArtsThe Fire Within (1)

Dates:  27-28 June 2014

Local sales will open on June 3 at the Waipu Museum and general public and Eventfinder tickets will now open on June 4.  More information


twistywillow21 June 6.30pm Commonwealth Ceilidh
at the Coronation Hall Waipu

This promises to be a great night, with Twisty Willow celtic band, the Waipu Pipe band and the Scottish Country Dancers.  only $5 for adults and $2 for children. Bring a plate.  Get a group together.
Contact: Wes & Barb twillow@xtra.co.nz

Sea Witch (1)ArtnTartan  More information  Tickets on sale from June 4

  • 8pm 27th June  Opening Night ArtnTartan
  • 2pm 28th June  Matinee ArtNTartan
  • 8pm 28th June  Awards Show

11am Sat 28th June ‘Tartan at the Races’

Ruakaka Race Course. Join us for exciting gallops action at Ruakaka. Don your tartan & be in to win spot prizes. Free Entry. All day food & refreshments available. Starts approx 11am

Regular race goer Darren Bowness of Whangarei got into the spirit of the Scottish theme at the Ruakaka Races last Saturday. Drams of whisky and pieces of shortbread were supplied to all those wearing the tartan. In between the races Bain McGregor played the bagpipes and there were Highland Dancing displays.

Regular race goer Darren Bowness of Whangarei got into the spirit of the Tartan at the Races

Contact Rebecca 09 432 7249 www.ruakakaracing.co.nz

Sun 29th June

10.15am Kirkin o the Tartan

At the Presbyterian Church – all welcome  Tomwaight@xtra.co.nz

2pm ‘Tartan 9 hole Ambrose Fun Tournament’

Tee off 2pm, $40 per team of 4. Prizes for best Dressed in Tartan, café open all day for meals/bar refreshments, hot Toddy’s etc. Sponsored by Waipu Supermarket – Golf buggies available
Contact: Pro Shop staff to enter your team on 09 432 0259 waipu@golf.co.nz

11am  1st July ‘International Tartan Day’

The Waipu Tartan Pipe Band parade from 11am from the Police Station. Young & old welcome to don their tartan & join in the Parade, prize for best dressed in Tartan.

tartanthumb10am Tue 1st July ‘Tartan Croquet Tournament’

Waipu Croquet Club host their Annual Tournament at their grounds next to the Bowling Green from 10am. Players from Northland clubs don some tartan, are piped onto the greens and hosted in true Scottish style. Prizes for play and for ‘dress’. Spectators welcome.

6pm Tue 1st July ‘Waipu Social at the Razza’

Waipu Highland Band

Waipu Highland Band

Waipu Business and Promotions Group meeting 5.30pm -6.00pm followed by social event come & mingle with the locals. Home cooked food with a tartan flair, raffle, pool, etc. All Welcome!

5.30pm Fri 4th July ‘Social at Sumpter Baughen Waipu Office’

Pop along to their Waipu office to meet the team between 5.30pm-7pm Wear your tartan for this social event. Refreshments & Nibbles, prizes.

Sat 5th July, Saturday Market

At the Presbyterian Hall 9am -12pm

tartan-market11am Sat 5th July ‘The Vet Centre Tartan Parade Pets & People’

This year its pets & people, march behind Waipu’s own Highland Pipe Band. Wear your tartan, waprizes to be won. Gather at the Waipu Pizza Barn.

Sat 5th July  ‘Haggis Tasting At Waipu Butchery’

1pm Sun 6th July ‘Shortbread Making Competition’

tartanatraces1-261x300Have a go to make this Scottish favourite, to be judged at The Fire Station 2pm, entries must be in by 1pm. Contact Trevor for details at Waipu Motors.

Mon 7th July

5.30  ‘Yoga In Tartan’

Come along to the Workshop at Waipu Primary School 5.30pm-6.45pm, wear your tartan & join in for a fun filled yoga class, prize for best dressed.

Tartanweekpromo3007.30? Scottish Country Dancing

Join our Club night at a special Tartan Event – lively music, no partners or experience required!  Contacts Ginny and Brian 09 432 1721

Thursday 10th JulyWaipu Pharmacy Winter Wellness Day’

Join us for a day of Winter pampering and fun; Free mini-manicures, makeovers, nail art, product sampling and information about natural health products to keep you healthy all Winter. Great specials and gifts-with-purchase, yummy nibbles and delicious mulled wine!

tartansheep-1506pm Fri 11th July ‘The Great Waipu Milk Off’

Come along for some fun Your Vet’s new premises. “Test your skills to see if you have what it takes to be the fasted milker in the Shire -old school style. Refreshments will be provided. Kick off at 6pm.

8am – 9.30 Sat 12th July ‘Clansman Highland Breakfast’

midwinter-swimClaire’s famous 3 course (plus a ‘dram’) Highland breakfast from 8am-9.30am Bookings recommended contact Claire, phone 09 4320424.

12pm Sat 12th July ‘Mid Winter Swim’

At Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club 12 noon, don your tartan & brave the cold for a refreshing dip, sausage sizzle & hot soup available.

10.30 12 July Tartan Taniwha Competition  

taniwhaAt Waipu Cove Life Saving Club, Judging around 12.30pm after the MidWinter Swim. Create a tartan themed Taniwha. Can be made from recycled, found, household, farm or any other items. Your creation can be made prior to the day & brought down for judging or made on the day. Ideas such as Loch Ness Monster, highland mythical creature, sand dune banshee, scarecrow etc…
Prizes for best family/group creation, adult & kids creation.

Sat 12th July ‘Haggis Tasting At Waipu Butchery’

img_0074Complimentary Haggis Tasting at Waipu Butchery

Sun 13th July ’Boutique Sunday Market’

Great fresh local produce & NZ made arts & crafts plus café with espresso coffee & gourmet food from 9am-1pm

6pm Wed 16th July Pool Comp at Waipu Hotel

Pool & Darts competition, be there at 6pm for free BBQ, all contestants must wear tartan, FREE entry, prizes raffle, drinks specials. Starts 7pm

mudrun355.30pm Fri 18th July ‘Clansman Scottish Sausage Sizzle’

Happy hour & sausage sizzle from 5.30pm. Haggis Sausages, Lorne Sausage and traditional beef sausages all available. Wear your Scottish hat & come down to the Clansman Motel in Waipu, prize for best hat.

9-1pm Sat 19th July ‘Waipu Wellbeing Event’

A hand on Expo & showcase of the local wellbeing providers around Waipu. At the Coronation Hall 9am -1pm. Come & meet & support local providers of Yoga, Pilates, Hair, Health & Beauty, Massage fitness etc.. Stalls, advise, treatments & refreshments.

mudrun-150x15010am Sat 26th July “Waipu Mud Run in Tartan”

Limited to 100 people. Entry $30, tickets available from Juanita-Waipu Four Square- Sharon- Smart Fitness or email: waipumudrun@gmail.com. Walkers & runners welcome. Spot prizes for best tartan outfit. Course is on South Road, Waipu, 4km & 8km or Teams of 4, must be over 16 years old to enter. 10am start.  facebook


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