Winter@Waipu, the Waipu Winter Festival
Winter@Waipu is a festival inviting people to join the vibrant Northland community of Waipu in having fun through the winter months – everything from poetry to rugby, birdwatching to caving. Waipu as well as being a summer playground, has lots to offer in the winter too. The locals invite Aucklanders to take a winter break, and overseas visitors to drop in and stay a while.
It aims to showcase what Waipu and the subtropical north has to offer as a winter destination.
Waipu, the Celtic heart of Bream Bay, offers a variety of top quality accommodation – from family cabins to luxury lodges and everything in between.
Events on the Calendar include caving, Scottish Country Dancing, local market days, top golfing tournaments, poetry and drama events, an open day on a local marae.
Waipu has a strong Scottish heritage, and a sign as you enter the village says: Ceud Mile Failte: A hundred thousand welcomes.
Come and visit, a warm welcome awaits you.
Beginning with this June long weekend Market day and Antiques Fair and local rugby game…
WAIPU STREET MARKET Sat 3 June 9-1pm Local arts, crafts and food Contact: Ronnie 09 432 0046
WAIPU MONTHLY MARKET Sat 3 June 9-1pm contact: Rosemary 09 431 8043
at Waipu Coronation Hall More local arts, crafts and food
Waipu Highland Band performs in the main street Saturday mid morning
WAIPU ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES FAIR Sunday 4 June
Waipu Coronation Hall 9.30-4pm $2.50 entry
Dealers from Kerikeri to Napier – something for everyone
Contact: Leigh Butler 09 4320059
Waipu Rugby vs Hikurangi – Caledonian Park Saturday 3 June
The Reserves kick off at 12.30pm
The BBS Timbers Seniors are at 2pm
Entry is free, the Waipu Pipe Band plays at the start of each game, and at half time AND when Waipu scores a try.
Come and watch and cheer the local side.Event Details
Date: Friday, 2 Jun 2006 – Monday, 5 Jun 2006