Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

New Zealand's largest Scottish event at Caledonian Park-a great Scottish way to start the year. Info: http://www.waipugames.co.nz

Auckland Robert Burns Assoc. Social

Onehunga - New Zealand Onehunga, New Zealand

2pm Masonic Hall Lodge, Grey St. The afternoon consists of readings, recitations, songs, music. Info: Secretary: Janet Williamson 09 376 4448.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Ceilidh Club

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]

Manawatu Performing Arts Competition Society

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North, New Zealand

Conducted under the Rules of the P&D Assn. of NZ at Whakarongo Hall, (cnr. Napier Rd. & Stoney Creek Rd.) Includes: PACANZ National Young Performer of the Year Award. Info: http://www.piping-dancing.org.nz

Auckland Robert Burns Assoc. Social

Onehunga - New Zealand Onehunga, New Zealand

2pm Masonic Hall Lodge, Grey St. The afternoon consists of readings, recitations, songs, music. Info: Secretary: Janet Williamson 09 376 4448.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Golf Tournament

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

At Clearwater Golf Club-golf with a Scottish twist. Info: http://www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

Auckland Robert Burns Assoc. Social

Onehunga - New Zealand Onehunga, New Zealand

2pm Masonic Hall Lodge, Grey St. The afternoon consists of readings, recitations, songs, music. Info: Secretary: Janet Williamson 09 376 4448.

The Shetland Society of Wellington Viking Ball

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Celebrate with a group of people with a connection to, or interest in, the Shetland Islands. Info: http://www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

Ceilidh Club

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]

Ceilidh Club

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]

Tartan Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate Tartan Day by wearing some tartan today and display your Scottish pride!

Art n Tartan-Wearable Art Awards 2015

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Presented by the Waipu Museum at the Waipu Celtic Barn. Info: 09 432 0746 or http://www.waipumuseum.com

Auckland Robert Burns Assoc. Social

Onehunga - New Zealand Onehunga, New Zealand

2pm Masonic Hall Lodge, Grey St. The afternoon consists of readings, recitations, songs, music. Info: Secretary: Janet Williamson 09 376 4448.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Ceilidh Club

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]

Canterbury Highland Dancers Fun Day

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Canterbury Caledonian Society Hall 5 Michelle Road, Wigram. Info: http://www.piping-dancing.org.nz

Auckland Robert Burns Assoc. Social

Onehunga - New Zealand Onehunga, New Zealand

2pm Masonic Hall Lodge, Grey St. The afternoon consists of readings, recitations, songs, music. Info: Secretary: Janet Williamson 09 376 4448.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Clan Gathering at Taupiri

Taupiri - New Zealand Taupiri, New Zealand

Pot luck lunch followed by items, pipes, music, dancing. Hosted by Clan Campbell Society Auckland NZ Inc. Held at Soldiers Settlers Hall, Te Putu St. 11am-4pm. Info: Malcolm Campbell 09 634 2219, 021 151 6315, Kath Davies 07 824 6550 or [email protected]

Feilding Highland Dancing Competition

Feilding - New Zealand Feilding, New Zealand

Feilding and Districts Caledonian Society and conducted under the rules of the P & D Assn of NZ Inc. at Caledonian Hall, Weld St. Info: http://www.piping-dancing.org.nz

Kirkin o’ the Tartan

Merivale - New Zealand Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand

Presented by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council at St Andrews at Rangi Ruru, Merivale Lane. Info: [email protected]

Silver Chanter Competitions

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Presented by The Highland Piping Society of Canterbury at St Andrews College, Norman's Rd. Info: http://www.pipersclub.co.nz

Ceilidh Club

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]

The Combined Council of Scottish Societies Tea Dance

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

At the Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert. Dancing from 2pm to 5.30pm with a mix of reels. Info: Allen 09 267 7643 or http://www.scottish.org.nz.

Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

Canterbury's largest Scottish Highland Games. Held annual this event has something for everyone. Highland dancers, pipe bands, heaven events, tug o war, kilted mile, a taste of Scotland, clans alley and stalls for a spot of shopping. Info: http://www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

13th Upper Hutt Highland Gathering

Upper Hutt - New Zealand Upper Hutt, New Zealand

At Harcourt Park, Norbert Rd. Includes competitions for dancing, and piping. Fun for all the family - sword fighting demonstrations, archery, music, games, horses, highland cattle, and more. Info: [email protected]

Auckland Robert Burns Assoc. Social

Onehunga - New Zealand Onehunga, New Zealand

2pm Masonic Hall Lodge, Grey St. The afternoon consists of readings, recitations, songs, music. Info: Secretary: Janet Williamson 09 376 4448.

St Andrew’s Day Celebration

Jervois Quay - New Zealand Jervois Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Hosted by the City of Wellington Pipe Band, the festivities will take place from 12-4pm at Frank Kitt's Park. It is a celebration of all things Scottish, with activities and entertainment for everyone in the family. Info: http://www.cowpb.org.nz

Ceilidh Club

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]

St Andrews Night Gathering of the Clans Ceilidh

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Presented by the Scottish Society of New Zealand at Scottish Society Hall, Edgeware & Caledonian Sts. Info: Charlie 0211 361 334

Ceilidh Club

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]

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Start the year off at New Zealand's largest Scottish event with pipe bands, Clan gathering, Scottish dancers, stalls, heavy events and more. Info: http://www.waipugames.co.nz

RNZPBA Summer School

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Pipers and drummers summer school for pipers and drummers of all levels of ability and experience. Principal Tutors: Jack Lee and Reid Maxwell. Info: [email protected]

Ceilidh Club

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]

152nd Turakina Highland Games

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

23rd Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

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

Picnic at Kaitoke

Kaitoke - New Zealand Kaitoke, New Zealand

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

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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

Octagon Day

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

DramFest 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

The James Plays

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

90th NZ Pipe Band Championships

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

5th Te Anau Tartan Festival

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

Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Hastings - New Zealand Hastings, New Zealand

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Auckland Caledonian Tea Dance

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.

2016 Clan Mackenzie Gathering and AGM

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

Clan Davidson Society in New Zealand Annual Clan Gathering

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].

Ceilidh Club

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]

Viking Ball

Kilbirnie - New Zealand Kilbirnie, New Zealand

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Robert Burns’ Winter Dinner

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].

Top of the South Championship

Blenheim - New Zealand Blenheim, New Zealand

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

Tartan Day

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.

Live at Lindisfarne

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.

North Shore Tartan Day Tattoo

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

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

NZ Highland Dancing Championships

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

Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards

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.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Auckland Caledonian Tea Dance

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.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Celtic In the Kirk

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.

Pipin’ Hot

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.

Celtic Pipe Band presents Unloched – Myths and Legends

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.

Celtic Sessions

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.

Ceilidh Club

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]

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

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.

Celtic Fyre

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].

Ceilidh Club

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]

Auckland Caledonian Tea Dance

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.

Hororata Highland Games

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.

13th Upper Hutt Highland Gathering

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]

41st Auckland Highland Games

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].

Ceilidh Club

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]

St Andrew’s Day Celebration

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

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

Happy St Andrew’s Day

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!

Robbie Rocks Dunedin 

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.

Christchurch Casino Highland Day

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]

The Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

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].

Happy Christmas

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Happy Hogmanay

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

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

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

Robbie Rocks Dunedin 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.

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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]

141st Waimate Caledonian Games

Waimate, New Zealand

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

Burns Night

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

153rd Tuarakina Highland Games

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.

153rd Turakina Highland Games

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.

Pipes in the Park

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Scottish Tattoo Christchurch

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].

Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

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.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Best of Scottish Comedy Part III

Dunedin, New Zealand

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

International Bagpipe Day

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!

2017 NZ Pipe Band Championships

Nelson, New Zealand

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

A History of Scotland: The Rise of the Ranga

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).

Robert Burns Appreciation

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].

Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

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].

Scottish Concert 

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.

Ceilidh Club

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]

Manawatu Tattoo 2017

Feilding, New Zealand

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Lochiel Ball

Matangi, New Zealand

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

Robert Burns Appreciation

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].

Viking Ball

Kilbirnie, New Zealand

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

World Whisky Day

Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Queen’s Birthday Weekend and Ball

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

Highlanders vs The British & Irish Lions

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.

Highland Dancing Day

Feilding, New Zealand

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Celtic Concert

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.

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Hororata Community Trust Ceilidh

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.

North Shore Tartan Day Tattoo

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

Robert Burns Appreciation

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].

Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards

Waipu, New Zealand

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

Papakura Pipe Band Ceilidh

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Winter Whiskey Warmer

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

Celtic In the Kirk Concert

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]

Ceilidh Club

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]

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Red Hackle Pipe Band Concert

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

Amateur Heavy Training Day

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

Robert Burns Appreciation

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].

The Hawera Highland Pipe Band Concert

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

Kevin Bridges – New Zealand Tour

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

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Spirit of the Glens

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]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

CAPB – 75th Anniversary Concert & Ceilidh

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

Devonport Seasonal Ceilidh

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.

The Celts A-Stirring

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).

Silver Chanter Solo Piping Championships

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

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

Isla Grant Live

Ashburton, New Zealand

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Isla Grant Live

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

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

Wellington, New Zealand

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Hororata Highland Games

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.

Robert Burns Appreciation

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].

Auckland Highland Games

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].

Ceilidh Club

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]

St Andrews Day Celebration

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]

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

38th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

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].

Happy Christmas

Nationwide, New Zealand

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

The 61st RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School

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]

Ceilidh Club

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]

Happy Hogmanay

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!

The Robert Turner Drumming Championship

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]

Waipu Highland Games

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

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

Scots Wha Hae!

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

Burns Night Ceilidh

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]

Alan Reid in Concert

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).

Scottish Country Dancing In the Gardens

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]

Happy Burns Night

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.

Burns Night

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]

Ceilidh Club

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]

154th Turakina Highland Games

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

Scottish Country Dancing In the Gardens

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]

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

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

Pipes In the Park 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]

The 25th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

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

A Celtic Journey

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

Boxwood Festival – Celtic Music Workshop

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

Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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].

DramFest 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

Scottish Country Dancing Beginners Classes

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. 

Scottish Country Dancing

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.

Best of Scottish Comedy

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).

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

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

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Big Country New Zealand Tour

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Clan Donald Forum

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand