153rd Turakina Highland Games  –  Turakina Domain
Saturday 28th January 2017

The Turakina Highland Games was established in 1864 and is the longest running Highland Games in New Zealand. Clan Donald Wellington will be there to welcome all Clan Donald members and friends for a chat and refreshments. The Games has solo piping and drumming, plus Highland Dancing in the morning and a Pipe Band Contest in the afternoon. There will also be field events for both a children and adults. In the  evening a bar-b-que and a ceilidh  featuring the ceilidh band Bowmore.


Saturday 20th May 2017 6.30pm to Midnight

West Plaza Hotel
110-116 Wakefield Street

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***RSVP by 31st January 2017***

24th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo
Saturday 11th February 2017

The Games and the Avenue of Clans start in the morning. The Clan Donald Pavilion will be on site to provide hospitality and information on the various MacDonald Clans. All members and friends are welcome to have a chat and refreshments. There will be a Clans March to the town centre and back in the morning. The Pipe Band Contest starts at midday followed by a Street March. The Tattoo is in the evening beginning at 6.30pm and concluding around 9.30pm. A special attraction in the evening, are the guest entertainers The Saltire Scottish Duo, straight from Scotland.

Up-Coming Events

There are a number of events being organised. These include Film Evenings, Ceilidhs, Dinners, Lunches and Whisky Tastings, etc. More details will be published when dates have been finalised.

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