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January 2016

Christchurch Balmoral Club Summer Fling 2016

January 21, 2016 - January 24, 2016
Merivale – New Zealand Merivale, Christchurch New Zealand

Presented by the New Zealand Academy of Highland & National Dancing at St Margaret's College,12 Winchester St. Info: Mrs Elizabeth Smith 03 359 9650 or [email protected]

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Waimate Caledonian Games

January 23, 2016
Waimate – New Zealand Waimate, New Zealand

140th running of the Waimate Caledonian Games. Info: Bernie Blackgrove 03 689 7514 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

January 29, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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152nd Turakina Highland Games

January 30, 2016
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

A full day of family fun with events and entertainment for all ages. Pipe Bands, solo piping, solo drumming, Highland & national dancing, traditional field events, children's games, Clan & market stalls, haggis ceremony and free evening Ceilidh with live band - Bowmore. Check our website http://www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz or find us on Facebook for more information. ... Read more

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February 2016

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

February 12, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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23rd Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

February 13, 2016
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

9am to 9pm, at the Paeroa Domain. The only highland games in New Zealand to hold an evening Tattoo. Info: 07 862 7164 or http://www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

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Picnic at Kaitoke

February 14, 2016
Kaitoke – New Zealand Kaitoke, New Zealand

Social event presented by Shetland Society of Wellington. Info: http://www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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Canterbury Centre Piping Contest

February 14, 2016
Canterbury – New Zealand Canterbury, New Zealand

Love the pipes on Valentines Day! Info: Murray Robinson 027 215 1332 or [email protected]

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

February 18, 2016 - February 21, 2016
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

One of the greatest shows on earth at Westpac Stadium as part of the New Zealand Festival. Info: http://www.festival.co.nz

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

February 19, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Howick Tattoo

February 20, 2016
Pakuranga – New Zealand Pakuranga, New Zealand

At Lloyd Elsmore Park. Info:[email protected]

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Octagon Day

February 20, 2016
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand

Piping contest and display at the Octagon. Info: Maureen Hurrell 03 4780676 or [email protected]

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Otago Southland Provincial Contest

February 21, 2016
Otago – New Zealand Otago, New Zealand

Otago region piping contest. Info: Maureen Hurrell 03 4780676 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

February 26, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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DramFest 2016

February 27, 2016 - February 28, 2016
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand's largest whisky festival with more than 10 international guests and 40+ exhibitors for a weekend of whisky education. Info: http://www.dramfest.co.nz

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Deans Bush Day

February 28, 2016
Riccarton – New Zealand Riccarton, New Zealand

Piping event at Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Rd. Info: 03 341 1018 or [email protected]

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6th Canterbury Scottish Cultural Festival

February 28, 2016
Riccarton – New Zealand Riccarton, New Zealand

At Riccarton Bush, Kahu Rd. Info:[email protected]

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March 2016

The James Plays

March 5, 2016 - March 13, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

A National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre of Great Britain and Edinburgh International Festival co-production at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre. Spanning almost 100 years and the turbulent reigns of James I, II and III of Scotland, The James Plays, by Rona Munro, take a little known period of history and turn it into a thrilling ... Read more

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90th NZ Pipe Band Championships

March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Feilding – New Zealand Feilding , New Zealand

Over 50 pipe bands from around NZ compete for the Championship titles over 2 days at Kowhai Park, South St. Plus a Celtic Festival will be held in Palmerston North and Feilding from Thursday to Sunday including a Celtic Market, highland dancing, massed band street march and concert at the Feilding Clock Tower. Info: http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

March 11, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 18, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Shetland Society of Wellington Gathering

March 20, 2016
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

At City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall. Info: http://www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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5th Te Anau Tartan Festival

March 25, 2016 - March 27, 2016
Te Anau – New Zealand Te Anau, New Zealand

At Te Anau Lodge and Te Anau Airport. Info: 027 524 5507 or http://www.fiordlandadvocate.co.nz/tartan

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Ceilidh Club

March 25, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

March 26, 2016 - March 27, 2016
Hastings – New Zealand Hastings, New Zealand

Highland Games Dancing and Solo Piping, including North Island and Hawkes Bay Championships. Inquiries : Gaye Reid 021 737335

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April 2016

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

April 8, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Napier Caledonian Society Ingleside

April 9, 2016
Napier – New Zealand Napier , New Zealand

7:30 pm Baptist Church. Info: The Napier Pipe Band http://www.napierpipeband.nz.

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– Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 15, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

April 29, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Caledonian Tea Dance

April 30, 2016
Mt Albert – New Zealand Mt Albert, Auckland New Zealand

At the Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Rd. Dancing from 2pm to 6.00pm is a mix of Old Time, Sequence and your favourite Virginia, Cumberland and Govendale reels. Home made Afternoon Tea is included with entry. Info: http://www.scottish.org.nz.

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May 2016

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

May 13, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

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2016 Clan Mackenzie Gathering and AGM

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Mosgiel – New Zealand Mosgiel , New Zealand

Hosted by Clan MacKenzie Society of New Zealand at Mosgiel Memorial RSA , Church St. Events include a meet and greet on Friday night, full day of activity and AGM on Saturday and a bus trip to venues related to our early Scottish Settlers on Sunday. Info: http://www.clan-mackenzie.org.nz

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 20, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Clan Davidson Society in New Zealand Annual Clan Gathering

May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

An opportunity to get to know others who have Davidson family connections and history. We welcome both old friends and new Clan members. This year the dates coincide with Davidson Day so why not come and meet your fellow Clansfolk. Info: Maureen MacDonald (04) 577-2225 or [email protected]

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Clan Donald NZ AGM & Gala Dinner

May 21, 2016
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

A day of Clan Donald business and social events at Heartland Hotel Cotswold. Info: Patricia McKechnie 04 293 4290 [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

May 27, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Viking Ball

May 28, 2016
Kilbirnie – New Zealand Kilbirnie, New Zealand

Presented by Shetland Society of Wellington at the Indian Cultural Centre. Info: http://www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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June 2016

105th Annual Queens Birthday Piping and Dancing Championships

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand

Including Under 18 Years PDANZ Highland Dancing Championships. Info: http://www.piping-dancing.org.nz.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

June 10, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 17, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

June 24, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Top of the South Championship

June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Blenheim – New Zealand Blenheim, New Zealand

Highland dance events and competition at ASB Theatre Marlborough. Info: http://www.piping-dancing.org.nz.

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Robert Burns’ Winter Dinner

June 25, 2016
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North, New Zealand

An evening of fine tradition, a full three-course meal, a top range of live entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere at 52 Princess St. Info: Brent Le Quesne 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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July 2016

Tartan Day

July 1, 2016
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Tartan Day in Australia and New Zealand Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage. In 1747, wearing tartan was made an offense punishable in Scotland by the Act of Proscription. The act was repealed on July 1, 1782.

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Live at Lindisfarne

July 2, 2016
Hasting – New Zealand Hasting , New Zealand

Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band & Hasting Pipe Band live in concert at the Lindisfarne Auditorium. Info: [email protected] or http://www.manawatuscottish.co.nz.

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North Shore Tartan Day Tattoo

July 3, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Celebrate Tartan Day with Scottish music, dance and more at North Shore Events Centre. Info: 09 443 8199.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

July 8, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

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NZ Highland Dancing Championships

July 15, 2016 - July 18, 2016
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Highland Dancing Championships for Under 16 years and 18 & over age groups, Come and see New Zealand's top dancers in action over the weekend, culminating on Monday afternoon when the top 10 dancers in age group are announced at Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Ave. Info: (06) 357 9740 or http://www.regent.co.nz

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 15, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards

July 22, 2016 - July 23, 2016
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Showcasing creative endeavour using tartan from around New Zealand at the Celtic Barn, 47 The Centre. Info: http://www.waipumuseum.com.

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Ceilidh Club

July 29, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Caledonian Tea Dance

July 30, 2016
Mt Albert – New Zealand Mt Albert, Auckland New Zealand

At the Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Rd. Dancing from 2pm to 6.00pm is a mix of Old Time, Sequence and your favourite Virginia, Cumberland and Govendale reels. Home made Afternoon Tea is included with entry. Info: http://www.scottish.org.nz.

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Clan Cameron Manawatu Midwinter Dinner

July 30, 2016
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North, New Zealand

At The Coachman, Fitzherbert Ave. Includes a Haggis ceremony, guest speaker and entertainment. Info: 027 232 6664 or [email protected]

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August 2016

Scottish Society of New Zealand Pipe Band Celtic Winter Ball

August 6, 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand

Come and join the band in celebration of winning 2016 Grade 4 NZ Championships and includes a ceilidh band & food. Tickets: www.eventfinda.co.nz

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The Upper Hutt Highlanders Highland Dance Competition

August 6, 2016
Avalon, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Highland dance competitions at Avalon Public Hall, Maybe Rd. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

August 12, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

August 19, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

August 26, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Napier Scottish Country Dance Club-Annual Dance

August 27, 2016
Napier, New Zealand

At St Patricks School Hall, Riverbend Rd, 1:30pm.Info: www.rscdsnzb.org.nz.

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Auckland Centre Festival of Solo Piping

August 27, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand

Solo piping competition at Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz.

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Scottish Society Junior Highland & National Dancing Competition

August 27, 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand

Conducted by the Dancing Class of the Scottish Society of NZ at Scottish Society Hall, Cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Roads, 9am. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz.

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Celtic In the Kirk

August 27, 2016
Blenheim , New Zealand

Top of the South's Champion Pipe Band Celtic Pipe Band presents another concert in the charismatic St Andrews Church, "Kirk" on the corner of Henry and Alfred St. Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring Celtic music. Info: Buy 03 520 8560.

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September 2016

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

September 9, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Horowhenua Scottish Society Debutante Ball

September 10, 2016
Levin, New Zealand

At Levin and District War Memorial Hall, Chamberlain St. Info: 06 368 3295.

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Pipin’ Hot

September 10, 2016
Invercargill , New Zealand

Pipin' Hot will give Southland audiences another taste of what they love and this year Pipin' Hot is showcasing New Zealand and Australian music at Civic Theatre, 88 Tay St. Info: (03) 211 1692.

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 16, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Celtic Pipe Band presents Unloched – Myths and Legends

September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Nelson, New Zealand

Celtic Pipe Band bring to the stage the myths and legends of Scotland in their fourth annual stage show. Celtic’s shows are known for their blend of traditional and modern music, instruments and dance, at Theatre Royal Nelson, 78 Rutherford St. Info: 03 548 3840 or www.theatreroyalnelson.co.nz.

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Shetland Society of Wellington Anniversary Lunch and AGM

September 18, 2016
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

Social event at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall. Info: http://www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Celtic Sessions

September 21, 2016
Hamilton , New Zealand

Find your Celtic roots and get along to listen, sing or jam: all welcome at Nivara Lounge, 266 Victoria St. Info: 07 838 0306.

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Te Awamuti Highland Dancing Competition

September 24, 2016
Tauranga, New Zealand

Held in conjunction with the Te Awamutu Performing Arts. Info: [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

September 30, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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October 2016

Julie Hawke School of Dance- Paris 2017 Fundraising Dinner and Dance

October 8, 2016
Christchurch , New Zealand

30 highland dancers from the ages of 8-15 years are embarking on an opportunity of a lifetime to dance on the world stage in Paris in November next year. This event is to help raise funds to get them there at The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston. Info: 0800 4 TANNERY or www.thetannery.co.nz.

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Clan Campbell and Scottish Clans Society Auckland and Districts Combined Ceilidh and Pot Luck Lunch

October 9, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand

Held at Auckland Irish Society Hall, Fowld's  Park, Morningside, Auckland.   Start 12pm. Haggis, lunch, dancing, items, bagpipes. All welcome. Info: Malcolm Campbell,  Auck.  6342219    or   021 151 6315.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

October 14, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 21, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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Celtic Fyre

October 23, 2016
Waipu, New Zealand

Presented by the Waipu Caledonian Society-a concert featuring a spectacular line up of renowned and award winning Celtic artists - to be held at Waipu's Celtic Barn. Info: Jill 09 4320090 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

October 28, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Caledonian Tea Dance

October 29, 2016
Mt Albert – New Zealand Mt Albert, Auckland New Zealand

At the Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Rd. Dancing from 2pm to 6.00pm is a mix of Old Time, Sequence and your favourite Virginia, Cumberland and Govendale reels. Home made Afternoon Tea is included with entry. Info: http://www.scottish.org.nz.

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November 2016

Hororata Highland Games

November 5, 2016
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

The South Island's biggest Scottish Festival. With pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clan alley,stalls and more at Hororata Domain. Info: http://www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

November 11, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

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13th Upper Hutt Highland Gathering

November 12, 2016
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Annual event with dancing, piping and drumming competitions, clan tents, highland cattle, archery, pipe bands, country dancing and sword fighting demonstrations, and much more. Free entry at Harcourt Park, Akatarawa Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 18, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Monthly on the third Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: John Hawthorn [email protected]

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41st Auckland Highland Games

November 19, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

A full day of Scottish events with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, heavy events and more, a free community event at Three Kings Reserve, Mt Eden. Info: David John Harvey: 021 121 9537 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

November 25, 2016
Hillsborough – New Zealand Hillsborough, Auckland New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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St Andrew’s Day Celebration

November 27, 2016
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with the Shetland Society of Wellington. Info: http://www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2016

Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with food, music & friends. The day celebrates the Feast of Saint Andrew and is National Scotland Day on November 30th!

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December 2016

Robbie Rocks Dunedin 

December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Musicians bring Burns’ classics to a modern stage at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum,, 31 Queens Garden. Info: 03 477 5052 or www.toituosm.com.

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Christchurch Casino Highland Day

December 3, 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Canterbury Caledonian Society Grade One band is holding its 26th annual Pipe Band contest showcasing several bands from all over the South Island including juvenile/youth bands. Info: [email protected]

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Shetland Society of Wellington Children’s Christmas Party and Members’ Afternoon Tea

December 4, 2016
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

Celebrate the festive season at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall. Info: http://www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

December 9, 2016
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

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The Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 10, 2016
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North, New Zealand

Upwards of 20 highland pipe bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers, solo drummers and highland dancers of all ages will converge on The Square. Info: Brent Le Quesne on 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2016

Wishing all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Christmas!

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Ceilidh Club

December 30, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2016

Wishing all our a readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for 2017!

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January 2017

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2017
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Piping, dancing Clans and more at New Zealand's largest Scottish festival. Info: http://www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz.

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Robbie Rocks Dunedin 2017

January 1, 2017 - January 15, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Musicians bring Burns’ classics to a modern stage at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum,, 31 Queens Garden. Info: 03 477 5052 or www.toituosm.com.

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

January 6, 2017
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 Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

January 13, 2017
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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141st Waimate Caledonian Games

January 21, 2017
Waimate, New Zealand

A full day of Scottih fun at Victoria Park, Queen St. Info: www.schoolground.co.nz/waimatecaledonian/114916

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Burns Night

January 25, 2017

Celebrate the bard! January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Burns Night

January 25, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin fans of Robbie Burns have been celebrating the poet’s birthday since 1855. Join Toitū and the Dunedin Burns Club to hear more about the man and his times. Info: [email protected] or 03 477 5052.

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Ceilidh Club

January 27, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

7:30-10:30 pm, monthly on the last Friday at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. Info: [email protected]

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153rd Tuarakina Highland Games

January 28, 2017
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina, New Zealand

New Zealand's oldest highland games at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Full day of Scottish events and family fun. Info: Secretary Heather Calkin 027 6656 238 or http://www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz.

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153rd Turakina Highland Games

January 28, 2017
Turakina, New Zealand

Full day of Scottish events and fun at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. New Zealand's longest running Highland Games. Info: 027 6656 238 or www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz.

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Pipes in the Park

January 29, 2017
Nelson, New Zealand

The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band presents Pipes in the Park, two hours of Scottish music and fun in the Fairfield Meadow, with everything from traditional bagpipes and drums, to singers and other musicians and even haggis. Info: www.facebook.com/events/170108336787460

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February 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

February 3, 2017
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 Tattoo Christchurch

February 4, 2017
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

On stage at the Aurora Centre Burnside High-a salute to the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Tickets $49 and on sale from Ticketek. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

February 10, 2017
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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Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

February 11, 2017
Paeroa, New Zealand

A full day of Scottish events and family fun and includes New Zealand's the only evening tattoo at Paeroa Domain, Willoughby St. Info: P: 021 936 450 or www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz.

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Octagon Day

February 18, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Pipe bands from Otago and Southland compete. Info: Maureen Hurrell 03 4780676 or [email protected]

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Otago Southland Provincial Piping Contest

February 19, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Piping contest. Info: Maureen Hurrell 03 4780676 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

February 24, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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11th Howick Tattoo

February 26, 2017
Pakuranga, New Zealand

Pipes and more at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Info: [email protected]

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March 2017

Scottish Symphony – Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

March 2, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

At Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St. Info: www.apo.co.nz.

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 3, 2017
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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Best of Scottish Comedy Part III

March 9, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Funnymen Bruce Fummey and Vladimir McTavish live at the Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart St. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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2017 NZ Pipe Band Championships

March 10, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Nelson, New Zealand

Pipe bands from across NZ compete at the national championships across all grades at Trafalgar Park. Info: www.nzpipebands.org.nz.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

March 10, 2017
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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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2017
Nationwide, New Zealand

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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A History of Scotland: The Rise of the Ranga

March 17, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Laughter with a kilt on at Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart St. Bruce Fummey is a previous winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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Robert Burns Appreciation

March 18, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

The poems and songs of the great bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, are performed by members, visitors and guests followed by a light afternoon tea at Scottish Masonic Buildings 59 Grey Street, Onehunga. Info: [email protected]

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Shetland Society of Wellington Mystery Afternoon

March 19, 2017
Newtown, New Zealand

At the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, Corner Stoke & Hanson Streets. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Ceilidh Club

March 31, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Canterbury Caledonian Society Highland Dance Classes

March 31, 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand

Highland Dance classes commence at 9:45am. and will be held each Saturday until 12th of August 2017. Info: www.canterburycaledonian.org.nz.

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April 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 7, 2017
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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Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, and Cathal Ó Curráin

April 8, 2017
Lower Hutt, Wellington , New Zealand

Trad fiddle and song at Wellington Bluegrass Society, Peel Place, 54 Richmond St, Petone. Info: www.pirateandqueen.co.nz

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Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Haastings, New Zealand

Highland Games dancing and solo piping, including North Island and Hawkes Bay Championships at Lindisfarne College, 600 Pakowhai Rd. Info: Gaye Reid 021 737 335 or [email protected]

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

April 14, 2017
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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Scottish Concert 

April 19, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

At the Octagon Club, Age Concern, 9 The Octagon, 1.45-2.45 pm. All welcome. The concert will be followed by afternoon tea at 2.45 pm and then the AGM of the Dunedin Burns Club at 3pm. New members welcome. Info: www.dbci.blogtown.co.nz.

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Ceilidh Club

April 28, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Manawatu Tattoo 2017

April 30, 2017
Feilding, New Zealand

A show for all ages with pipe bands, Scottish dance and more at Manfeild, South St. Info: 06-323 3318.

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May 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 5, 2017
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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Shetland Society of Wellington Dance Class

May 5, 2017
Newtown, New Zealand

At the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, Corner Stoke & Hanson Streets. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Lochiel Ball

May 6, 2017
Matangi, New Zealand

Presented by Lochiel Scottish Country Dance Club at Matangi Community Hall. Info: www.waibopscd.org.nz.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

May 12, 2017
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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Robert Burns Appreciation

May 20, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

The poems and songs of the great bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, are performed by members, visitors and guests followed by a light afternoon tea at Scottish Masonic Buildings 59 Grey Street, Onehunga. Info: [email protected]

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Viking Ball

May 20, 2017
Kilbirnie, New Zealand

Celebrate with the Shetland Society of Wellington at the  Indian Cultural Centre. Info:  www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Shetland Society of Wellington Dance Class

May 20, 2017
Newtown, New Zealand

At the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, Corner Stoke & Hanson Streets. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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World Whisky Day

May 20, 2017
Nationwide, New Zealand

Raise a glass and try a dram and celebrate the water of life! Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Celtic Inn Targe and Colin Craig Claidheamh Mòr

May 20, 2017
Palmerston North , New Zealand

Competitions are set to again showcase local and national solo bagpiping talent at the highest level at The Celtic Inn, Regent Arcade, 73-77 Broadway Ave. Info: Brent Le Quesne 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

May 26, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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June 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 2, 2017
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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Queen’s Birthday Weekend and Ball

June 3, 2017 - June 5, 2017
Rotorua, New Zealand

Presented by Rotorua Scottish Country Dance Club. All daytime and evening functions will be held at Western Heights High School, 70 Old Quarry Rd. Info: 021 154 2473 or http://qbwe2017.waibopscd.org.nz

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106th Annual Championship Solo Piping & Highland Dancing Competition

June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

Presented by Piping & Dancing Association of  New Zealand Inc. Otago Centre at University College of Education, Union St. Info: [email protected]  or www.piping-dancing.org.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

June 9, 2017
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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Mid-Winter Highland Dance Competition

June 11, 2017
Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

Presented by the Auckland Highland & National Dancing Society at Maungawhau School. Info: [email protected]

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Whangarei & County Pipe Band Society, Annual General Meeting

June 11, 2017
Whangarei, New Zealand

This is an opportunity for you to become involved and help shape the bands future at 9 Rawhiti St Morningside. Info: www.northcalpipeband.com

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Highlanders vs The British & Irish Lions

June 13, 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand

The fourth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Highlanders taking on The British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Info: www.forsythbarrstadium.co.nz.

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South Island & Otago Championships

June 17, 2017
Oamaru, New Zealand

Presented by North Otago Piping and Dancing at Scottish Hall, Tyne St. Info: [email protected]

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RNZPBA Auckland Centre Bass & Tenor Workshop

June 18, 2017
Glen Innes, New Zealand

From beginners to experienced, BYO drums, mallets, band music  at Sacred Heart College. Info: [email protected]

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Highland Dancing Day

June 25, 2017
Feilding, New Zealand

Presented by the Feilding & Districts Caledonian Society at Caledonian Hall, Weld St. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz

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Ceilidh Club

June 30, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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July 2017

Celtic Concert

July 1, 2017
Massey West, Auckland, New Zealand

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band & The Auckland Police Pipe Band perform Celtic music at Bruce Ritchie Performing Arts Centre, 274 Don Buck Rd. Info: 09 817 7363.

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 7, 2017
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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Hororata Community Trust Ceilidh

July 7, 2017
Hororata, New Zealand

Hororata will once again show's its Scottish colours. Join international Ceilidh Caller, Colin Forsyth and his band for a wonderful night of Scottish dancing, food and fun at Hororata Hall. Info: Tish Ballagh 03 3186 847 or Karen Meares 03 3186 959 or www.hororata.org.

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North Shore Tartan Day Tattoo

July 9, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

Brings all the Scottish pipes and drums, brass bands, Scottish dance and more at the North Shore Events Centre. Free entry. Info: 09 443 8199 or www.nseventscentre.co.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

July 14, 2017
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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Robert Burns Appreciation

July 15, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

The poems and songs of the great bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, are performed by members, visitors and guests followed by a light afternoon tea at Scottish Masonic Buildings 59 Grey Street, Onehunga. Info: [email protected]

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The Auckland Gaelic Society

July 15, 2017
Epsom, New Zealand

Ag ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig/Learning Gaelic at Epsom Community Centre, Gillies Ave, 2pm to 4.30pm. Info: Catherine A. Maclead 09-813 1001 or [email protected]

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Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards

July 21, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Waipu, New Zealand

Showcasing creative endeavour from around New Zealand at the Celtic Barn, 47 The Centre. Info: www.waipumuseum.com.

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Auckland Region Scottish Country Dancing Region Ball

July 22, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

Scottish country dance event. Info: www.aucklandscd.org.nz

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Papakura Pipe Band Ceilidh

July 22, 2017
Karaka, Auckland , New Zealand

Also featuring Pukekohe Pipe Band, Scottish dancers and more at Karaka War Memorial Hall, Cnr Linwood and Blackbridge Rds. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ball 2017

July 22, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

At Brierley Theatre, Wellington College. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Ceilidh Club

July 28, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

July 28, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Daily doings at home in Aberdeen in 1868 at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: https://wellyscots.wordpress.com

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August 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

August 4, 2017
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 Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

August 11, 2017
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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Researching Abroad: Finding British Isles and European Ancestors Roadshow

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Featuring Chris Paton, leading Scottish professional genealogist, author and speaker. Will have a full day British Isles stream, most with a good Scottish focus at Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Rd. Info: [email protected] or www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz

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Winter Whiskey Warmer

August 12, 2017
Ramarama, Auckland New Zealand

Enjoy a night of whiskey tasting, live smooth jazz and a delicious 3-course meal at Tabula Rasa, 1551 Great South Rd.  Info: www.tabularasa.co.nz

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Celtic In the Kirk Concert

August 13, 2017
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand

The Blenheim & Districts Highland Pipe Band presents their annual Celtic in the Kirk concert. Performances by Pipers and Drummers, Marlborough Dance Centre, Marlborough Sounds Barbershop Chorus, Shamrock Touch and others at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 5 Henry St. Info: Info: Phone: 578 9356 or [email protected]

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The Auckland Gaelic Society

August 19, 2017
Epsom, New Zealand

Ag ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig/Learning Gaelic at Epsom Community Centre, Gillies Ave, 2pm to 4.30pm. Info: Catherine A. Maclead 09-813 1001 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

August 25, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Marlborough Highland Dancing Society Contest

August 27, 2017
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand

Conducted under the rules of the Piping & Dancing Association of NZ at Witherlea School Hall. Info: [email protected] or www.piping-dancing.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

August 28, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

A Tipenny Tipple (ale/beer) at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: https://wellyscots.wordpress.com

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September 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 1, 2017
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 Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

September 8, 2017
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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Red Hackle Pipe Band Concert

September 8, 2017
Petone, Lower Hutt

Wee concert providing a variety of entertainment including piping & drums, Ceilidh band pieces & Highland dancing at Petone Working Mens Club, 47 Udy St. Info: 04-568 5404 or www.wellingtonredhackle.co.nz

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Amateur Heavy Training Day

September 9, 2017
Hororata, New Zealand

Train in the unique Scottish Heavy Athletics, which requires a mix of strength, athleticism and sheer willpower. This day will prepare you for competing in the Gough Cat Amateur Heavy Championship at the Hororata Highland Games and other Heavy Events, at Hororata Domain, 10am – 3pm. Info: To register email [email protected]  or 021 366 606. ... Read more

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Horowhenua Scottish Society Debutante Ball

September 9, 2017
Levin, Horowhenua

At Levin and District War Memorial Hall, Chamberlain St. Ball Tickets: $45.00. Info: 06 368 3295.

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Robert Burns Appreciation

September 16, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

The poems and songs of the great bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, are performed by members, visitors and guests followed by a light afternoon tea at Scottish Masonic Buildings 59 Grey Street, Onehunga. Info: [email protected]

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Shetland Society of Wellington Anniversary Lunch & AGM

September 17, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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The Hawera Highland Pipe Band Concert

September 22, 2017
Hawera, South Taranaki

While the main feature will be seeing and hearing the amazing talent from the best of New Zealand young players there will be lots of other fun Scottish entertainment of singing and dancing, so be ready for a fun night at Hawera Memorial Theatre, 70 Albion St. Info: 06 278 8599 or www.hawerapipeband.nz

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Auckland Region Scottish Country Dancing Spring Dance

September 23, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

Scottish country dance event. Info: www.aucklandscd.org.nz

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Kevin Bridges – New Zealand Tour

September 24, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scotland’s biggest stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges will make his way to Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington in support of his highly-anticipated NZ tour. Info: www.abpresents.com.au/current-events/show/kevin-bridges-2

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

September 28, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, alive and thriving in the 21st Century at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: https://wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Ceilidh Club

September 29, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Te Awamutu Competitions Society Highland & National Dancing Competition

September 30, 2017
Te Awamutu, New Zealand

This competition is held in conjunction with the Te Awamutu Performing Arts. Info: [email protected]

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October 2017

Spirit of the Glens

October 1, 2017
Whangarei New Zealand

The Northland Caledonian Pipe Band will be holding its annual concert at the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre at Forum North. With traditional and modern Celtic music from the Northland Caledonian Pipe Band and the Lothian Academy of Highland Dancers. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 6, 2017
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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CAPB – 75th Anniversary Concert & Ceilidh

October 7, 2017
Balmoral, Auckland New Zealand

Join City of Auckland Pipe Band in Celebrating it's 75th Anniversary at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) or www.cityofaucklandpipeband.org.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

October 13, 2017
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 and Solo Showcase

October 14, 2017
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Grade's 1 to 4 , mini band and solos at Murphy's Law Irish Bar, 200 Great South Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Devonport Seasonal Ceilidh

October 14, 2017
Devonport, Auckland New Zealand

A fun community event, featuring live Scots and Irish music from the Gaidhealtachd Band and an appearance from the City of Auckland Pipe Band at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church St. Info: 09 445 3757.

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The Celts A-Stirring

October 15, 2017
Pakuranga, Auckland New Zealand

Celebrate Celtic music with the Auckland Wind Orchestra at Saint Kentigern College, 130 Pakuranga Rd. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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Silver Chanter Solo Piping Championships

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Piping event at St. Andrew’s College Norman’s Rd. Info: www.pipersclub.co.nz.

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Isla Grant Live

October 27, 2017
Ashburton, New Zealand

Scots singer at Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211a Wills St. Info: 03 307 2010 or www.ateventcentre.co.nz.

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Ceilidh Club

October 27, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Isla Grant Live

October 27, 2017 - November 20, 2017
Nationwide, New Zealand

Legendary Scottish singer Isla Grant returns with exciting new songs, plus her extensive repertoire of much loved music. Info: www.grand-concerts.com

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

October 28, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Celtic Jewellery at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: https://wellyscots.wordpress.com

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November 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 3, 2017
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 Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

November 10, 2017
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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Hororata Highland Games

November 11, 2017
Hororata, New Zealand

One of the Southern Hemispheres biggest Scottish festivals with tons of Scottish family events and entertainment at Hororata Domain. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz.

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Robert Burns Appreciation

November 18, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

The poems and songs of the great bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, are performed by members, visitors and guests followed by a light afternoon tea at Scottish Masonic Buildings 59 Grey Street, Onehunga. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Highland Games

November 18, 2017
Remuera, Auckland , New Zealand

A kaleidoscope of activities are on display - Highland and Country dancing, singing and music, the skirl of the pipes in the Pipe Band and Solo Piping competitions. Free family event at Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Ave. Info: www.aucklandhighlandgames.wordpress.com or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

November 24, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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St Andrews Day Celebration

November 26, 2017
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand

The Blenheim & Districts Highland Pipe Band will be celebrating St Andrews Day with Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing and haggis ceremony at Seymour Square, 92 High St. Info: Phone: 578 9356 or [email protected]

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2017
Nationwide, New Zealand

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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December 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 1, 2017
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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Children’s Christmas Party & Members’ Afternoon Tea

December 3, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Presented by the Shetland Society of Wellington. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

December 8, 2017
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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38th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 9, 2017
Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 highland pipe bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers, solo drummers and highland dancers will converge on The Square. Info:  Brent Le Quesne: 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2017
Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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61st RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School

December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Masterton, New Zealand

Scottish country dance classes and events. Info: Elaine Laidlaw: +64-6-377 0322 or [email protected]

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The 61st RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School

December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Masterton New Zealand

The New Zealand Scottish Country Dance Society became a Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society on 1 January 1968.  We will be marking the 50th anniversary at this Summer School with classes & social events. Info: Elaine Laidlaw 06-377 0322 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

December 29, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2017
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 2018!

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January 2018

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2018
Waipu, New Zealand

One of New Zealand's top Scottish events with pipe bands, dancers and more. Presented by the Waipu Caledonian Society at Caledonian Park. Info: +64 21 961 238 or www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

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The Robert Turner Drumming Championship

January 1, 2018
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Held annually at the Waipu Highland Games, is one of New Zealand’s largest solo pipe band drumming contests. The contest features side, tenor, and bass drumming events in all grades, and attracts competitors from across the country. To enter head to http://www.waipugames.co.nz/drums.html or contact event organiser Ryan Marsich on [email protected]

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

January 5, 2018
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 Fiddle Club Night

January 12, 2018
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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Scots Wha Hae!

January 13, 2018
Henderson – New Zealand Henderson, New Zealand

The West Auckland Research Centre invites you to join us in celebrating the 259th anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert (Rabbie) Burns, who was born on the 25 January 1759. Enjoy a reading of Robert Burns’ poetry and learn about the Scottish settlement of Auckland’s north west from Carolyn Skelton. Listen to some ... Read more

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141st Waimate Caledonian Games & Sports Event

January 20, 2018
Waimate – New Zealand Waimate, New Zealand

Celebrate Scotland and athletics at Victoria Park, Queen St.. Info: 03 689 7514 or [email protected]

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Burns Night Ceilidh

January 20, 2018
Parnell, Auckland New Zealand

Come along and experience a true Scottish Burns Night at The Paddington Parnell, 117 St. Georges Bay Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Alan Reid in Concert

January 20, 2018
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Glasgow born Alan Reid has been taking Scottish folk music all over the world since 1975, including with the Battlefield Band at 50 Dundas St. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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Scottish Country Dancing In the Gardens

January 21, 2018
Hamilton – New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand

Dancers from around the region will meet for a picnic and social dancing on the Round Lawn. Come and 'have a go' with us and enjoy the music. Suitable for children to seniors. No experience or special clothing required at Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Dr. Info: [email protected]

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Join Toitū and the Dunedin Burns Club to hear more about the man and his times at 31 Queens Garden. Info: 03 477 5052 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

January 26, 2018
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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154th Turakina Highland Games

January 27, 2018
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

Celebrate Scotland with pipe bands, Clans, heavy events at New Zealand's longest running Highland Games at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Info: Secretary Heather Calkin 027 6656 238 or www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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February 2018

Scottish Celtic Music Group

February 2, 2018
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 Country Dancing In the Gardens

February 4, 2018
Hamilton – New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand

Dancers from around the region will meet for a picnic and social dancing on the Round Lawn. Come and 'have a go' with us and enjoy the music. Suitable for children to seniors. No experience or special clothing required at Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Dr. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

February 9, 2018
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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Pipes In the Park 2018

February 10, 2018
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind), face painting and craft markets at Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St. Info: [email protected]

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The 25th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

February 10, 2018
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

A celebration of Scottish culture at the Paeroa Domain, includes an evening Tattoo performance. Info: 021 936 450 or www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

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Shetland Society of Wellington Society Picnic

February 11, 2018
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Meet with the Shetland Society over food and friendship. Info: [email protected]

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Alistair Brown – A Well Travelled Scottish Singer-Accordion

February 11, 2018
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Scottish folk singer and accordion player live at Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon. Info: www.folkmusic.org.nz

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A Celtic Journey

February 11, 2018
Hamilton – New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand

Hamilton City Brass will take you on ‘A Celtic Journey’ featuring musical favourites from Ireland, Scotland and Wales at Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens. Info: 0800 842 538 or www.hgaf.co.nz

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Boxwood Festival – Celtic Music Workshop

February 15, 2018 - February 20, 2018
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

In beautiful and historic Waipu for five days of musical discovery, immersion in traditional music and fun. Info: www.boxwood.org

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23rd Octagonal Day

February 17, 2018
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Pipes and drums at the Octogon. Info: [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

February 23, 2018
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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March 2018

Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 2, 2018
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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DramFest 2018

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Unique, intimate masterclass tastings are hosted by visiting experts who will share with you some of the most exclusive whiskies at Horncastle Arena, 81 Jack Hinton Drive. Info: 03 377 6824 or www.dramfest.co.nz

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Scottish Country Dancing Beginners Classes

March 6, 2018 - March 27, 2018
Hamilton – New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand

Lochiel Scottish Country Dance Club invites absolute beginners to join us for an evening of dancing and fun. All ages welcome. Come alone or bring the whole family and/or friends. Wear soft soled shoes or bare feet please. Fun, fitness and friendship at St John's Methodist Church, 20 Wellington St. Info: www.lochielscdclub.org.nz

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Scottish Country Dancing

March 7, 2018
Picton New Zealand

Have fun and keep fit at the same time with Scottish Country dancing. Very social, no partner needed, just a pair of soft shoes will do. Not to be confused with highland dancing, Scottish Country dancing is a social activity for all ages at Picton Little Theatre, 9 Dublin St. Info: 217 6442.

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Best of Scottish Comedy

March 8, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

With the undoubted links between Scotland and Otago, the show returns in 2018. This year brings a new line up but the same desire to bring laughter with a kilt from the frozen north to the deepest south. Sideswipes and observations of the world from a Scottish perspective. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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92nd New Zealand Pipe Bands Championships

March 9, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Rotorua – New Zealand Rotorua, New Zealand

Pipe bands across NZ compete in all grades at Rotorua International Stadium, Devon Street West. Info: 07 579-1689 or [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

March 9, 2018
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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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2018
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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Big Country New Zealand Tour

March 21, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scottish rockers Big Country preforming gigs around New Zealand. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

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Clan Donald Forum

March 22, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The Australasian Forum for the Clan Donald societies in New Zealand and Australia with a variety of Clan events and functions. Info: www.clandonaldaustralia.com

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