Waipu Highland Games

2017 Waipu Highland Games

Waipu Highland Games Pipe Band

Waipu Highland Games January 1 2017 Caledonian Park, main street Waipu 9.00 am through to Ceilidh at 7.00 pm in the Celtic Barn $15 Adults FREE for under 17 years Each New Years Day thousands of people come to the Highland Games in Waipu to watch one of the world’s most interesting and daunting sports…

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New Year’s Eve Piping Competition

Helen McGregor Memorial Night Piping Competition Celtic Barn Waipu Main Street New Year’s Eve 7.00pm Entry $10.00 The Helen McGregor Memorial Competition is a very special night indeed… Held in conjunction with the Waipu Highland Games when pipers from all over New Zealand and off shore  come together, it is an opportunity for the crème…

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Waipu Highland Games 2015

A fantastic day this year for the Annual Waipu Highland Games, about 5,500 people enjoyed the sunshine and the huge range of events on offer.  I even had a go at tossing a mini caber and did surprisingly well.  Here are some photos….

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Waipu 144th Highland Games

Waipu Highland Games

1st January Grand March is at 9.00.am Excitement is rising as the Highland Games approaches. The heavy weight contenders will be getting fit and beefy, the highland dancers will be practicing madly as will the pipers and drummers. The host Clan Keith will be getting their stalwarts together for the drive North to Waipu. The…

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Waipu Highland Games 2015

Waipu Highland Games Heavyweight Competition

Waipu Highland Games 1 January 2015 Each New Years Day over 8,000 people come to the Highland Games in Waipu to watch one of the world’s most interesting and daunting sports competitions. Scottish Highland Heavyweight events are the original extreme sports. The feats performed by competitors in these disciplines would leave even the best Olympians…

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Highland Games 2014

It has been hard to get information about the programme for the Games, but a small flyer has come around with the following information: The 143rd Highland Games are once again being held at the Caledonian Park in Waipu on Wednesday 1 January.  The event begins at 9am with the March of the Clans at…

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Tartan in the Park

Waipu Highland Games – 1 January 2014   The Games begin at 9am and there are events throughout the day – from athletics for the family, to piping and dancing competitions.  You can explore the Avenue of Clans, or grab a bit to eat.  $15/person  $35/family pay at the Gate Tartan in the Park  begins…

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Waipu Caledonian Games 2013

I did not make it to the Games this year, but heard good reports as usual. Here is Bream Bay News report “We haven’t added it all up yet but we think the numbers were about the same as last year” said Don Ewen, Chairman of the Waipu Caledonian Society regarding the 142nd Waipu Highland…

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