These photos have been posted on flicker – its a great collection of photos of the heavyweight competition by Kris¬† – Irkstyle on Flicker.
Here is a report of the Competition and the results from the Caledonian Newsletter:
2010 Waipu Games: New Zealand Highland Games Championships Read more
The Waipu Highland Games as a host of activities for people during the day on January 1 – Everything from Tartan fashion in the park, heavy weight competition with caber tossing and all the rest, Highland Flings and pipers galore, athletics competitions – there is fun for all the family.¬† You can avoid the crowds and buy your tickets before you come - tickets here
Scottish Fiddle Competition
This year the Waipu Caledonian Society is proud to announce the reintroduction of a fiddling competition that has not been held since early years of the 20th Century. We are confident this will become a vibrant part of the events at the Waipu Games for many years to come.¬† Read more about this here
The last Scottish Fiddling Competition was just before the First World War according to the old minutes, the latest is being sponsored by the Clan Donald Society on behalf of the Caledonian Society.
The Clan Maclean Association of New Zealand is thrilled to have been chosen as the Host Clan for the 139th Highland Games of the Waipu Caledonian Society on New Year’s Day 2010. Read more
is a competition for
“Fun & Fashionable Tartanwear”
We invite you to enter!
We aim to show the public that Tartan is a contemporary fabric that can be worn in a multitude of styles in the 21st century! Set your imagination free & enter your design.
Design¬† -¬† Show¬† - ¬† Model¬† – ¬† Sew
Or just buy an outfit.
Let your imagination soar. It’s all for fun!
Our judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
- Knowledge of Tartan Used
- Style & Originality
- Grooming & Deportment
Entry forms will be available on www.highlandgames.co.nz
Entries will also be taken on the day at the Clan MacLean Association of NZ tent.
Ring 09 4239145/ 09 4377155¬† or email
Held in conjunction with The Waipu Highland Games January 1 2010
Caledonian Park, Waipu
Air New Zealand has this poster advertising the Waipu Highland Games on its billboards in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
“Through to the end of August we’re showcasing some lesser known and varied New Zealand events that kiwis can get out and see,”
said Lara Harrison a media liaison for the airline.