games-texture.jpg

Our 150-year celebration Highland Games

On January 1, 2022, we will be proudly celebrating our 150th Waipu Highland Games – a huge milestone in anyone’s history and we approach it with great anticipation. One hundred and fifty years ago the land in the wee village of Waipu was gifted by the Caledonian Society as a green space to be kept in perpetuity for the people of the area to enjoy and to have as a centre for their annual Highland Games. 

These Games went a long way to maintain the culture of the early settlers’ homeland… the piping, drumming and dancing of Scotland have been intrinsic to the Scots where-ever they have travelled. The heavyweight competitions were an important part of this once-a-year celebration.

Highlights of the Waipu Highland Games 1953