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 at 2pm sharp

tartan-in the parkThere are lots of great things to do during the day, but one of my favourites is Tartan In The Park, organised by Clan MacLean Association as a fun competition open to men, women, boys and girls all ages to show off their fashion design skills or costumes they have that contain tartan material.

The Clan Maclean Association of New Zealand organise this with Noel Robinson as compere – a fun fashion event to give prominence to tartan in various uses in garments as a means of showing various uses of tartan. Every year since 2008 we have seen a great variety in contestants garments and this is always linked to them being able to describe a little of the tartan itself and where possible, clan origins.

Entries are invited and will invited and will be accepted up to 1.30 p.m. on New Year’s Day

There will be five different categories covering toddlers, boys, girls, men and women – just another wonderful excuse to pay attention to your wardrobe on the day!!  Enter, and come and watch.

fiddleFiddle Competition

This is my other on my personal favourites – sitting under a tree and enjoying young and old compete – from those who can barely hold a fiddle to those who play like an angel.


  1. alan lee on November 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Hi there.
    would sell food is it possible to book a space for the 14 DEC 2013 .Manurewa Christmas in the Park.
    if so can you send me what is required of us to attend. we do have a current food safety certificate.
    mobile: 021-719886.
    email: alan-shirley201@hotmail.com

    • Rosemary Neave on December 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      sorry we have nothing to do with manurewa chistmas in the park

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