Every 10 years the village of Waipu holds a Grand Pageant.
First held in 2003 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Waipu, the Pageant celebrates the extraordinary story of a thousand Gaelic-speaking Scottish Highlanders who, forced out of their homes during the notorious 'Highland Clearances', settled for 30 years in Nova Scotia, and later sailed to New Zealand in search of a better life.
Waipu community stages this huge and spectacular show again in 2013. Two evening dates are planned - 11 & 12 January 2013. These dates have been chosen because this is when tides and the moon will be suitable for performances.
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