Current & Recent Events Calendar

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

Hororata Highland Games

The Hororata Highland Games will be held on 07 Nov 2020 at the Hororata Domain in Canterbury, about 45-50min south of Christchurch. A morning of Solos - Piping and Drumming, followed by a Pipe Band Contest. Also available are stalls and lots of other Highland Games events and activities to watch and participate in.
For information, contact Clare Fraser (clare.frase@xtra.co.nz)



ChCh Casino Victoria Square Day

Subject to confirmation, the Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band will be running ChCh Casino Victoria Square on the first Saturday in December 2020.  Contact Courtney Williamson for updates: courtneywilliamson92@gmail.com



Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

Subject to confirmation, the 41st running  of Jenny Mair Highland Square Day in Palmerston North will be held on Saturday 12th December 2020. For details of entries, contact: jennymair@xtra.co.nz



Northcote Invitational

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top solo pipers. No entry charge. Events: Double MSR and Open Medley with a prize for the overall winner (based on medley preference). Judge: Stuart Easton The Bar will be open and food available through the Northcote Tavern Kitchen. With thanks to friends and members of the Auckland & District Pipe Band who sponsor this event. Enquiries: andpipeband@gmail.com



Ashburton's Festival of Pipe Band Music

Ashburton's annual music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Contact Peter MacLean: petermaclean@xtra.co.nz



Turakina Highland Games

The 157th Turakina Highland Games will be held on Saturday 30 January 2021. All the events you've come to expect solo piping, drumming and pipe band competitions. On site parking, camps sites available and the legendary ceilidh in the evening. For more information contact turakinahighlandgames@gmail.com



Octagonal Day

Octagonal Day - Saturday 20th February 2021 being held in the Octagon Dunedin. Contact: Maureen Hurrell Secretary Otago Centre, 34 Beaconsfield Road Portobello Dunedin 9014. email: hurrellm@xtra.co.nz



Otago/Southland

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: hurrellm@xtra.co.nz



Pipes in the Parks

Entry forms available soon. For details, contact: Catherine MacKenzie pipesinthepark@gmail.com



WHBPB Centre Contest

Please note the change of date for this event (updated 25/05/2020). All contacts to Sandra Harry, Contest Supervisor sfharry13@gmail.com. Venue and entry forms will be added when venue is confirmed



Canterbury Centre Contest

Our annual Centre Contest will be held at Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Full music events and a Street March. Queries to Kim Robertson. 0272227330 kim.robertson@outlook.co.nz



CNI Contest

Rex Morpeth Park.
Contact Contest Supervisor Paul Fuller at fullerwhanau@icloud.com



Canterbury Centre Contest

Second day Centre Contest will be held at Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Full music events only. Highland Dancing Competition TBC Queries to Kim Robertson. 0272227330 kim.robertson@outlook.co.nz



2021 NZ Pipe Band Championships

The 2021 NZ Pipe Band Championships is scheduled to be held on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th March in Hastings.  Details will be posted in due course.  Please direct initial inquiry to info@nzpipebands.org.nz



2022 NZ Pipe Band Championships

The 2022 NZ Pipe Band Championships will be held at the Onewa Domain on Auckland's North Shore, on Friday 11th and Sarturday 12th March.
Further information will be posted in due course.  Contact rnzpba.auckland@gmail.com.