Heritage: Hororata Highland Games - a Scottish extravaganza

Heritage: Hororata Highland Games - a Scottish extravaganza

Started in 2011, the event attracts over 300 competitors, and crowd in excess of 9,000. Participants from New Zealand and overseas compete in highland dancing, piping and drumming, tug of war, highland spin, small bore shooting, amateur scottish heavy athleticsand the Oceania Heavyweight Championship. Additionally, there are over 100 stalls offering food and merchandise.

Highland Dancing Competition: six Canterbury West Coast Centre Championships were hosted and the overall winner was awarded the HIghland Dancing Champion Trophy

Highland Dancing Competition: six Canterbury West Coast Centre Championships were hosted and the overall winner was awarded the HIghland Dancing Champion Trophy

Scottish Country and Irish dancing demostrations

Scottish Country and Irish dancing demostrations

Kyle Warren, Chieftain for the Hororata Highland Games 2016, a piping "rock star" and one of the most sought after piping tutors around the world

Kyle Warren, Chieftain for the Hororata Highland Games 2016, a piping "rock star" and one of the most sought after piping tutors around the world

The Mass Bands March Past and Prize Giving concluding ceremony

The Mass Bands March Past and Prize Giving concluding ceremony

There was a Clan Lane for those looking for their Scottish heritage; the Scottish Heritage Council hosted 18 Clans at the Games

There was a Clan Lane for those looking for their Scottish heritage; the Scottish Heritage Council hosted 18 Clans at the Games

Showcasing the medieval times by the Society of Creative Anachronism; medieval objects, weapons, armour, tableware, clothing and furniture was on display; (below) combat demonstrations

Showcasing the medieval times by the Society of Creative Anachronism; medieval objects, weapons, armour, tableware, clothing and furniture was on display; (below) combat demonstrations

Children had a field day

Children had a field day

Various traditional and modern Scottish games were demonstrated too; (anticlockwise from above) Scottish backhold wrestling, Gough CAT Amateur Heavy Championship, bike polo, Tug O' War, and Gough CAT Oceania Heavyweight Championship. Other events included The Kilted Mile race and Hororata Pie Eating competition.

Various traditional and modern Scottish games were demonstrated too; (anticlockwise from above) Scottish backhold wrestling, Gough CAT Amateur Heavy Championship, bike polo, Tug O' War, and Gough CAT Oceania Heavyweight Championship. Other events included The Kilted Mile race and Hororata Pie Eating competition.


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Festivals: Timaru, Ashburton and corporate celebrations

Festivals: Timaru, Ashburton and corporate celebrations

NZ Police rocks Chch Diwali: The Garden City lights up on the occasion

NZ Police rocks Chch Diwali: The Garden City lights up on the occasion