Waipu Highland Games

Get Tarted up at New Year

Tartan in the Park will be once again a feature of the Waipu Highland Games Tartan in the Park will be held once again at the Waipu Highland Games on 1st January 2013. Put on your creative cap and make an outfit which showcases tartan. The idea of the competition is to demonstrate that tartan…

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2012 Waipu Highland Games

It was touch and go with the weather – many volunteers worked through the rain to set the Caledonian Park up. But by the time 2 January rolled around – fine weather greeted us for another great Highland Games.  There was a great atmosphere – I met some one guy proudly wearing his new kilt,…

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Highland Games on 2 January 2012

Just a reminder that the Waipu Highland Games in 2012 will be on the 2 January 2012 not the 1 January as is usually the case.  As Noel Robinson reminded me: In keeping with Waipu traditions the Games are never held on 1 January when it falls on a Sunday. It is widely belived that…

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Waipu Highland Games 2011

A fantastic summer day for this year’s games in the Caledonian Park.  Thousands turned up to enjoy the day out.  I spent a happy day watching the Fiddling Competition and the Tartan in the Park, only sneaking out to watch the massed pipe bands and highland fling and buy a scottish pie. This year there…

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New Years in Waipu – a few things to watch out for

While most of us will gather on 1 January for the Waipu Highland Games, there are a few special things to watch out for. Ceilidh on New Years Eve at Artform – with world class fiddler Catherine Fraser  $10pp  STOP PRESS – this was to be at the Hall, now at Artform Ceilidh on New…

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Waipu Highland Games – lots of images, lots of fun

Waipu is my home, but most years at New Years I am away camping.  For the first for many years, we came home to check out the 2009 Waipu Highland Games.  It was brilliant weather, and about 6,000 turned up to enjoy the day.  Here some photos of the day:  The Parade of the Clans,…

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Waipu Highland Games – the heavyweights

2009 Waipu Highland Games These photos have been posted on flicker – its a great collection of photos of the heavyweight competition by Kris¬† – Irkstyle on Flicker. Click here to see the photos Here is a report of the Competition and the results from the Caledonian Newsletter: 2010 Waipu Games: New Zealand Highland Games…

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