Entries by mrode

Announcement of New High Commissioner

The following announcement is from Major Bruce W Macdonald, Ret’d, the Chamberlain to The High Council of Clan Donald, Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that the High Council of Clan Donald has accepted the nomination of Mr Andrew Wilkie of Auckland, New Zealand and has agreed to […]

Patangata Tavern Lunch – Clan Donald Hawke’s Bay

A group of Clan Donald Hawke’s Bay members met for lunch on Saturday the 7th of March at the well known Patangata Tavern in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Tavern is on its own in the countryside and around 12 kilometres towards the east coast from Waipawa, and virtually next to the Tukituki River. The Tukituki […]

Petanque Competition – Clan Donald Hawke’s Bay

A small but very keen group of Clan Donald Hawke’s Bay members gathered for the first event of the year. This was held at Bruce and Halina McGechan’s   residence in Waipawa in Central Hawke’s Bay, on Saturday the 22nd of February. After putting the final touches to the pavilion, it was time for a break, and […]

The 27th Paeroa Highland Games

It was another beautiful Summer’s day for the Paeroa Highland Games on Saturday the 8th of February 2020. As it was such a glorious day the crowds turned up early for the usual programme of piping, Highland Dancing and the many field events which included events for children.   High Commissioner Alan MacDonald and the […]

156th Turakina Highland Games 2020

Saturday the 25th of January was very hot and sunny, but with a blustery breeze, which unfortunately became quite windy in the afternoon. The avenue of clans unfortunately suffered the most from the wind in the afternoon as the avenue was on the south side of the Turakina Domain. There were 18 clans represented including […]

Waipu Highland Games 2020

On a warm and sunny New Years Eve the Clan Donald Auckland team of Murdock McDonald, Jim Murdoch, Anne Marshall, Tom and Lynnette McDonald and Marni MacDonald set up the Pavilion in the Caledonian Grounds ready for the Games the next day. After dinner at the old Clansman Motel, which has been renamed the Lighthouse […]

Sausage Sizzle – Bunnings at Mt Roskill Auckland

A third sausage sizzle was held at the Bunnings Warehouse in Mt Roskill on Saturday the 21st of December. And this was the most successful sausage sizzle so far. As there was a large crowd doing their last-minute pre-Christmas shopping, and of course needing refreshments, everything was sold out by 3pm. The Bunnings policy of […]

Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch 2019

Sunday the 8th of December started off nice and fine. There were a few showers later on but that did not stop the many members from enjoying the day. There were around 30 members and their families in the Highlander Bar of the Northcote Tavern and this year we had some members from Clan Campbell […]