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The Waipū Highland pipe band

The Waipū Highland pipe band

From 1896, when New Zealand’s first civilian pipe band was founded in Invercargill, pipe bands have been a familiar presence at parades and festive events. Annual competitions pit bands from such widely separated places as Invercargill and Waipū (the band in the picture) against each other.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Scottish culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015