Current & Recent Events Calendar

View our current and recent calendar events below. To submit an event to the website please click here.

Solo Drumming Championship

The RNZPBA is delighted to announce the inaugural NZ Solo Drumming Championship is to be held on 1 September 2018 at The Drama Theatre, Scots College, Wellington. The competition is an invitation only one independent of pipe band contests or solo piping events. The RNZPBA plan to live stream the event. The events to determine the overall winner will be: 1. March, Strathspey and Reel (competitiors will submit two sets) 2. Hornipipe and Jig. (competitor’s choice) We are fortunate to have secured the services of Joe Noble from Glasgow, Scotland as the Judge. Everyone is warmly invited to attend so please ensure you mark this date in your calendar and aim to be there to hear this exciting line-up of NZ’s top drumming talent.

Christchurch Casino Highland Day

Annual Highland Day Contest run by the Canterbury Caledonian Society Grade One Pipe Band commences at 11am. To be held in the grounds of the Ilam Homestead. Entries due out in October. Queries to Secretary Kim Robertson at

Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

This is the 39th year of Highland Square Day in Palmerston North. For details of entries, contact

Octagonal Day

Octagonal Day -  Saturday 16th February 2019 being held in the Octagon Dunedin.


Maureen Hurrell


Otago Centre

34 Beaconsfield Road

Portobello, Dunedin 9014


Otago/Southland Contest

Otago/Southland Contest - Sunday 17th February 2019 being held in Dunedin. This Contest is being held the same at it was in 2017. Street March George Street and then to Alhambra Rugby Grounds, also known as the North Ground. Contact: Maureen Hurrell Secretary Otago Centre 34 Beaconsfield Road Portobello, Dunedin 9014 email:

WHBPBC Contest

Entry forms available from Sandra Harry -

WHBPBC Contest

Annual Centre Contest for Wellington-Hawke's Bay is to be held at the Scots College Grounds.
Contact Sandra Harry :

South Canterbury Provincial Contest

South Canterbury Provincal Contest to be held on 17 March 2019 at Oamaru. We would like to see as many bands as possible come and enjoy this contest.
Please contact:
Mrs Janice Hayes 
2 Beal Street Oamaru 

2019 NZ Pipe Band Championships

Contest dates for 2019 NZ Pipeband Championships are Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March.
Details will be posted in due course.  

2020 NZ Pipe Band Championships

The dates for the 2020 RNZPBA National Championships in Invercargill are now confirmed as Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March.
Details of the contest will follow in due course