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October 2020

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: The long arm of the Law – Scottish variety

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Maybe not exactly the ‘arm’ but certainly the influence of Scots Law is seen in New Zealand. Dr Valerie Wallace, senior lecturer in the VUW School of History, will introduce us to the fascinating uniqueness of Scots Law, much of it coming from a base in Roman law, and the way the jurisdiction is set ... Read more

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

October 30
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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November 2020

The 10th Hororata Highland Games

November 7
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

Celebrating 10 years at Hororata Domain, a full day of Scottish activities for the entire family. NZ's largest Scottish event with Pipe Bands, Scottish Clans, Scottish Dancers, heavy events and more. Info: www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Highland Games

November 21
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Regrettably, due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19, the Auckland Highland Games Association has agreed to postpone the 2020 Highland Games. The next event will be held on the 20th of November 2021, Bigger, Brighter, and Better. Info: www.ahg.org.nz

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

November 27
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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December 2020

ChCh Casino Victoria Square

December 5
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band will be running ChCh Casino Victoria Square on the first Saturday in December 2020. Contact Courtney Williamson for updates: [email protected]

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 12
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

The 41st running of Jenny Mair Highland Square Day, piping event. Info: [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021!

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January 2021

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2021
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 1st January every year, come join the Waipu Highland Games, a great family day out since 1871. The most entertaining way to start every New Year, celebrate the new year in true Scottish style. Info: www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2021
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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The Turakina Highland Games

January 30, 2021
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

New Zealand's longest running Highland Games. Info: www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 30, 2021
Ashburton – New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton's annual music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Info Peter MacLean: [email protected]

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March 2021

2021 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

March 19, 2021 - March 20, 2021
Hawke’s Bay New Zealand

Pipe Bands from around New Zealand will gather to compete in a variety of music and pipe band events. The Champion Band in each grade is decided over two music events while all bands will take part in the stirring Street March. Info: www.nzpbchamps.nz

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