Heritage and Culture

Art’n Tartan 2014 – the entry forms are out….

The entry forms for the 2014 Art’ n Tartan Wearable Arts Awards is now available from the Waipu Museum website. The event is planned for 27-28 June in the Waipu Coronation Hall with three shows including the Matinee. A decision was made last year to make the Art’ n Tartan show a bi-annual event because of the…

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Waipu Pageant – doing the numbers

From the latest Bream Bay News – read it on line Settlers from Nova Scotia travel up the Waipu River and step ashore near the place where the Waipu Grand Pageant, a reinactiment of their story was staged last weekend. This photograph of the scene of their arrival was taken at the second performance of…

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Big Tartan Day Celebrations for Small Northland Town

Waipu, 1.5 hours north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, is famous for its proud Scots heritage and the Annual Highland Games held at New Year. When local entrepreneur Rosemary Neave suggested a Winter festival five years ago, Winter@waipu was born. Neave was keen to connect Waipu with other national and international celebrations, so she hit…

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Waipu Scottish Heritage

Waipu is a Northland Town with a strong Scottish heritage Waipu Museum The best small museum in New Zealand – Discover Waipu’s rich heritage and Scottish/Nova Scotian origins. Waipu Heritage Trail Established in 2002, this trail will take you back to the early Scottish settlement of Waipu, visiting landmarks and buildings marked by distinctive limestone…

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