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September 2019

Outlander Ceilidh

September 21
Oamaru New Zealand

Kick up you heels, with the music from Boru in this Scottish Social dance. A rustic Scottish supper shall be served during the evening. Come dressed as your favourite Outlander character be it Claire, Jamie Dougal or Murtagh at Scottish Hall, 10 Tyne Street. Prizes for the best dressed. Info: [email protected] or phone 021 515 ... Read more

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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October 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 4
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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NZ Young Piper of the Year

October 5
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

This exciting one day event consists of two core sections: a standard style competition during the day for ALL AGES and graded events including a full list of Novice, D, C, and B Grade Piobaireachd and light music followed by a concert style event in the evening for those entered in the Under 21 MSR ... Read more

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Mini Pipe Band Contest

October 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

New Zealand's top mini pipe bands will battle it out at Murphys Law Irish Bar. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

October 12
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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New Dancers’ Celebration

October 12
Poriru New Zealand

All dancers in the Wellington Region are invited to join the New Dancers’ Celebration to be held at the Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. Info: Tawa Scottish Country Dance Club 04 478 3077 or [email protected]

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Scottish Country Dancing

October 15
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish dancing is social and energetic – exercise for body and mind, done to toe-tapping music! Have fun and meet new people, while getting fit at Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St. Info: 04 385 8919.

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Billy Connolly – The Sex Life of Bandages

October 18 - October 20
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. Featuring blistering observations of everyday absurdities and a deeply personal interview, The Sex Life of Bandages is a big screen tribute to an iconic funny man who is ... Read more

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Silver Chanter Solo Piping Championships

October 26 - October 27
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Solo piping competitions and events at St Andrews College, Normans Rd. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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November 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 1
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Auckland Biannual Ceilidh

November 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Featuring the talented live band The Chias, be prepared for a wild night full of fun and laughter with ceilidh dancing for all, no matter your age, stage or dancing ability! All dances are called (taught) at 595 Te Atatu Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1376532139161529

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Carterton Annual Dance

November 2
Carterton New Zealand

Scottish country dancing at Carterton Events Centre. Info: www.lowerhuttscd.org.nz

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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The Hororata Highland Games

November 9
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

The event attracts over 300 competitors who compete in Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Tug O’ War and the Oceania Heavyweight Championship (professional Scottish heavy athletics). 100s of stalls from Clans to crafts with thousands of visitors, a great Scottish day out. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

November 9
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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The Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

November 23
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The region's largest celebration of Scottish heritage with pipe bands, Clans, entertainment and more at the Ellerslie Event Centre. Info: www.ahg.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

November 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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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 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Christmas Celebration with a Celtic Spirit

December 14
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Celebrate the holiday's with a Celtic spirit at Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West Coast Road /222 Langdales Rd. Info: 03 342 1033.

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40th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 14
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 Highland Pipe Bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers and solo drummers will converge on The Square, with an extra special element this year in celebrating this milestone. Info:  Brent Le Quesne on 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

December 14
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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2019-20 RSCDS New Zealand Branch Summer School

December 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Cambridge New Zealand

Scottish country dance classes and events at St Peters School. Info: https://ss2019.waibopscd.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

December 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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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 2020!

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January 2020

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2020
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games in the world each year with pipe bands, Scottish dance, heavy events, Clan tents and more at Caledonian Park, Main Road. Info: www.waipugames.co.nz

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Turakina Highland Games

January 25, 2020
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

The event is a family friendly day at Turakina Domain, including Pipe Bands, solo piping & drumming, Highland and National Dancing, traditional field events, children's events, Clan & market stalls and an evening ceilidh. Free on site parking and camp sites available @ $5. Entry $10 per person, children under 15 free. Info: [email protected] or ... Read more

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
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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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 26, 2020
Ashburton – New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton's annual Pipe band 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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February 2020

Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

February 8, 2020
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

The 27th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Paeroa Domain. What started out as a small Pipe Bands Competition has grown over the years, and today is a fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one ... Read more

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Pipes In The Park 2020

February 15, 2020
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Irish Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind) and Craft Markets. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment from some of the best Pipe Bands in the country. A fun family day out at Waitangi ... Read more

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March 2020

DramFest

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand's largest whisky tasting and education festival and an iconic event in the drinks industry calendar at Christchurch Town Hall. Info: or 03 377 6824 or www.dramfest.co.nz |

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Pipe On In NZ Pipe Band Championships 2020 Invercargill

March 13, 2020
Invercargill New Zealand

A day of celebration as some of the worlds best bands gather for two days at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships 2020. Pipe, drum, eat and drink in true southern style along side bands from NZ, Australia and the USA compete for the NZ title at Queens Park. Info: www.facebook.com/events/329868521068407/

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