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Highland Games & Tattoo
SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2012
PAEROA DOMAIN, PAEROA 9AM-9PM
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This advertisement is kindly sponsored by
Valley Realty Ltd MREINZ Licenced Agent REAA 2008
121 Normanby Road, Paeroa - Ph 07 862 6292
ADMISSION DAY - including Tattoo
ADULT $15.00 CHILD $2.00
FROM 5.30pm - Tattoo only ADULT $10.00 CHILD $2.00
✠ Solo Piping ✠ Pipe Bands Contest ✠ Tartan in the Park ( Fun & Fashion)
✠ Afternoon Ceilidh Style Entertainment ✠ Highland Cattle
✠ Axemen’s Carnival ✠ Field Events ✠ Caber To ssing ✠ Highland Dancing
✠ Clan Gathering & Genealogy ✠ Scottish Ta sties ✠ Pipe Bands Street March
6.30PM EVENING TATTOO
Featuring guest artist Will Martin
A kaleidoscope of massed bands, music and displays
21⁄2 HOUR FAMILY SPECTACULAR
Paeroa Racing Club has a beautiful country
racecourse in Paeroa, approximately a one
hour drive from the cities of Auckland,
Tauranga and Hamilton.
Races are held at Paeroa Racing Club eight
times a year – in January, February, March,
April, May, July, August and November. See
advertisement below for dates.
The racecourse has an 1825m right
handed track with a 400m home straight and
looks stunning against the backdrop of the
Manager/secretary Jennifer Stewart
boasted “arguably we feel this is the best
steeplechase track in New Zealand with it’s
Twin Hills incorporated in the steeplechase
“No other course in New Zealand has
two hills like our course and it makes for
extremely exciting and spectacular jumps
racing,” she said.
Being a strategic jumps venue the May,
July and August race days include jumps
races. May has one hurdle race and one
steeplechase race with July and August
having two hurdle and two steeplechase
races with high weights and amateur races
also making up the race card of the day.
The club’s feature race is held at its July
race meeting and is known as the Lion Red
The club’s upcoming race day, on Friday,
January 13, is a great family day with free
children’s entertainment included. Bring the
family along and enjoy a great day out at
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience
Paeroa Racing Club’s great country
atmosphere that so many have enjoyed for
more than 130 years.
The club’s Function Centre is very popular
with six function rooms available, as well
as the outside grounds, to hold that special
occasion such as your wedding anniversary
or family reunion. For the corporate or small
business this is the perfect spot for your
meetings as it is centrally located with plenty
of parking. You can choose your own caterer
or the club can provide you with several
contacts to get you started.
Telephone Jennifer Stewart at the club
and she will be happy to help. With bookings
filling fast remember to get in early and
secure your date.
On Saturday, February 11, 2012 the Paeroa
Domain will once again ring with the
sounds and sights of Scotland.
In keeping with the well established
tradition the 19th Paeroa Highland Games
& Tattoo will feature 12-plus hours of all
This community event is organised
by a small team of dedicated volunteers
and brings together all the elements of
a true Scottish Highland Games plus the
excitement of the evening Tattoo. It attracts
visitors and competitors from all over New
Zealand and overseas.
The 2012 event will see internationally
recognised crossover tenor Will Martin
performing during the afternoon Ceilidh
in the village square and at the evening
Tattoo. You may have seen this young man
performing the Welsh and French national
anthems before the Rugby World Cup
semifinal and final.
From 9am the Games start with the
Solo Piping Contest which attracts many
young players who are also competing in
the Piping Tri-series regional competition.
The Highland Dancing and Axemen’s
Carnival also commence at 9am with the
Heavy Weight Field events and Pipe Bands
competition getting underway soon after.
During the day you can spend time in
the Clans Village where numerous Scottish
Clan tents are set up.
A wide range of food and drinks will be
available, including traditional Scottish fare,
in the village throughout the day. It is in the
village that the Ceilidh, a Scottish party, will
take place with dancing and singing and
reciting. Highland cattle will be on display.
The popular Tartan in the Park
competition for the best dressed woman,
man, boy and girl is being held in the main
arena at 5.30pm – so come along ready to
show off your tartan.
The highlight for many will be the
evening Tattoo which is modelled on the
famous Edinburgh Tattoo and staged in
front of the Paeroa Castle from 6.30pm.
This spectacular pageant will feature
the Massed Bands, Pipe Band displays,
Highland dancing, Celtic singers, Ode
to the Haggis, Mace flourishing and the
New Zealand versus Australia Caber Toss
Families and functions
at Paeroa Racing Club
Sights and sounds of
Scotland in Paeroa
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