The Waipu Highland Games are over for another year and what a day it was.
The beautiful weather certainly helped but the lineup of competitors and events made for a fun-filled day. The Northpine Heavyweight Challenge attracted hundreds of eager spectators as Olympian Jacko Gill entered the arena. The crowd was expecting an uneven balance of power but in fact Jacko won the overall competition by only one point which led to an exciting day of drama and tension.
The Scottish dancing was at its usual best as were the Pipers and Drummers.
All results can be found here.
The Ballistic Blondes dropped in again under a fabulous Scottish saltyre parachute. Their support of the Highland Games is much appreciated by the crowd. Waipu Mens Choir sang The Flower of Scotland before MP Shane Reiti officially opened the Games.
Tartan in the Park had a large number of entries from wee bairns to older more mature people. They were interrupted regularly by three troublesome models wearing recent Art N Tartan entries.
Over 5000 people enjoyed a stunning line-up of all things Scottish and Waipu once again reminded itself of its strong Scottish heritage.

The 2017 Photos are now online. You are welcome to add photos. Please email megan@eirim.com if you have photos you are happy to share with us.

Newcomers to Waipu will find helping with the Highland Games is a great way to meet people and to see at first hand how this unique small community works. If you would like to volunteer on the day, please contact us.Volunteer

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Benefits of Membership of the Waipu Caledonian Society Inc:
Receive a discount price if paid by 30th September each year. Single Membership ($10), Family Membership ($30) Car Pass. Free entry for children under 17 years old. Receive regular newsletters and updates online. Priority booking for other events during the year. Plus you help keep a cultural icon alive for generations to come.