Tartan Week 2012 – the second weekend

img_8822What an amazing winter weekend we have just had – stunning clear blue skies

Pets in Tartan  – Tartnrock – Mid winter swim
– Rugby Men in Kilts Rugby and Tarts in Tartan Netball

Pets in Tartan

There was a great turn out for the Pets in Tartan parade, thanks to the Waipu Vet Centre for their support and prizes. And great to have our much loved Rose there handing out the prizes.  Some great Photos from Northern Advocate

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A great party organised as a fundraiser for local Waipu Radio Waves, I was there early for an hour or two of ‘old’ rock – it was great. People had dressed up and the party was on.  Great DJs and lights, good energy.  Could have been a few more people there to enjoy it!

Mid Winter Swim

Waipu Surf Club hosted the annual mid winter swim as part of Tartan week last Sunday.  It could not have been a more perfect winters day – a group of about a dozen braved the waters – with many rugged up to watch and cheer them on.  It was definately colder in than out, and I for one enjoyed it.



Tarts in Tartan Netball

The goal posts seem to be a little hard to find, but lots of energy and turnovers and a great atmosphere.  Each game started with the now traditional dram of Baileys.

  • The over 20s challenged the over 30s – result: over 20s one
  • The over 40s challenged the over 50s – result: a draw



Men in Kilts Rugby

Waipu’s victorious Men in Kilts scored another convincing win in their Tartan Week match against Mania from Parua Bay.  The game began with a wee dram of elixar and the Waipu Kilts being piped in by the Waipu Highland Band, who were also busy playing whenever a try was scored.

Final score anyone? Would love some photos if anyone has good ones!






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