Fiddler Gregor Borland and Accordion player Sandy Brechin will be performing at a Ceilidh Organised by the Waipu Scottish Country Dancing Club.
Monday 31 May 7-10pm $5 entry + supper plate Read more
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, Games Photos, Fiddling Competition, Tartan in the Park.
Below that there is the report of this years games from the organisers, the Caledonian Society. 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.