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Hororata Highland Games

The 9th annual Hororata Highland Games were held on Saturday 9th November 2019. Although overcast and windy it was a very warm day.   The pipe band leads the parade of the clans.   More than 500 competitors took part in the various events ranging from Highland Dancing to the “Kilted Mile” where competitors race […]

Clan Donald Canterbury Branch Meeting November 2019

Clan Donald Canterbury held their quarterly meeting on Sunday 3 November. A good turnout of members met at 12.00 pm for a BYO lunch prior to the 1.00 pm meeting. Members welcomed Colin MacDonald, Clan Donald foundation member and former President, who has been unable to attend meetings or functions as regularly as he used […]

Clan Donald Auckland Luncheon and Movie “Her Majesty Mrs Brown”

On Saturday the 12th of October at Ryders Cinema in Avondale 30 members of Clan Donald Auckland enjoyed a great luncheon of roast meats and vegetables cooked in a coal range accompanied by wine, beer and of course a few drams of whisky. The film “Her Majesty Mrs Brown” was excellent with two well known […]

12th Solo Piping Festival

The Auckland Centre of the Piping and Dancing Association held the 12th Solo Piping Festival on Saturday the 31st of August in the Uxbridge Art Centre in Howick Auckland. There were 22 pipers competing in 13 events from the practice chanter and several grades of march, strathspey and reel, hornpipe and jig and piobaireachd. The […]

Tartan Day Lunch – Clan Donald Canterbury

On Sunday 7th July sixteen members of Clan Donald Canterbury joined eight other Clans for the annual Tartan Day lunch organised by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council. The lunch was held at the Lincoln University students’ cafeteria. This proved to be an excellent venue as there was plenty of parking close by, the room was […]