Entries by mrode

Clan Donald Canterbury Cocktail Party

On Saturday 3 June, Clan Donald Canterbury held a cocktail party which was hosted by, Alan MacDonald with the assistance of Brent and Jill Tomlinson. Drinks were provided by Alan, Brent and Jill and mixed by Phil McLoughlin who did a sterling job as bartender for the evening. Clan members bought a plate for a […]

Clan Donald Canterbury 2023 AGM

Clan Donald Canterbury held their 2023 AGM on Sunday 12 February at 4.00 pm. The AGM is always held on a Sunday near the Glencoe Massacre anniversary (13th February). This year we remembered the occasion with piping by Ann Smith and a talk from Clan Donald member Alan MacDonald on his claim to be recognised […]

Waipu Highland Games 2023

The Waipu Highland Games were back on the 1st of January 2023, after a two year break for the pandemic. Clan Donald Auckland attended with their pavilion. This year the clans pitched their displays either side of a single “Avenue of Clans.’ This is a more friendly way of gathering us together. We were in […]

Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch 2022

On Sunday the 11th of December, despite it being a very wet day, 17 Clan Donald members attended the Clan Donald Auckland annual Pre-Christmas lunch at the Northcote Tavern. A particularly interested attendee was Maria Kinnell, a high school student who is learning to play the bagpipes. She has promised to bring her bagpipes to […]

Hororata Highland Games 2022

                                                                                   The Hororata Highland Games were not held last year due to the Covid restrictions, […]

Clan Donald Canterbury’s 2022 Weekend Away 30th Sept – 2nd October

Having enjoyed our stay in the country town of Amberley last year, we decided to use Amberley as a base again this year so we could visit and enjoy some more of the attractions and hospitality in Amberley and the surrounding North Canterbury area. On Friday 30 September, we commenced our weekend by visiting the […]

Clan Donald Canterbury: The Kirkin of the Tartan 2022

After missing last year’s Kirkin of the Tartan because of Covid 19, this years’ Kirkin of the Tartan was held on Sunday 9 October, by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council at the Village Presbyterian Church, 365a Ilam Road, Christchurch. There was a good attendance of clan representatives. The Kirkin’ was taken by the Moderator of […]

Clan Donald Canterbury: Visit to Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch

On Sunday 3 April, Clan Donald Canterbury members visited the Ferrymead Heritage Park, located in the Heathcote Valley, at the site of New Zealand’s first public railway. Ferrymead features an early 1900s township and has a variety of restored houses, cottages, businesses, a school, post office, stables, church, and railway station. Early Christchurch restored houses […]

Clan Donald Canterbury’s Ohinetahi House and Garden Visit – 6th November 2021

On Saturday morning 6th November, 12 members of Clan Donald Canterbury visited the Ohinetahi House and Gardens at Governors Bay which is just a 20- minute drive over the Port Hills from central Christchurch.   Clan Donald Canterbury members pictured (left to right). Front row. Alan MacDonald, Carolyn Alsop, Gloria Davis Second Row. Gordon McIvor, […]

Clan Donald Canterbury’s Weekend Away 1st – 3rd October 2021

In line with our recent annual weekends away, we again chose to visit one of our local areas. This year we based ourselves in the country town of Amberley which is fifty kms north of Christchurch. While Amberley’s previous focus was on rural services, it has now become a tourism and lifestyle destination. It is […]