Waipu’s Annual Community Christmas Carol Service 2015

Directed by Lachie McLean  

This year’s traditional Christmas Carol Service will be held in the Waipu Coronation Hall on Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 8.00pm.  This Waipu Coronation Hall will provide more seating than usual and is the setting for a slightly more theatrical occasion than in the past.

Calling all singers!  We welcome anybody who would like to take part in this

For all those who would like to be in the choir, practices will be held on Thursday 10th, Tuesday 15th andThursday 17th Decemberin the Waipu Coronation Hall at 7.30pm.  Choir are asked to come to as many of these as possible. A final compulsory practise will be at 6.00pm onDecember 20thprior to the service.

Enquiries to: Lachie McLean phone 09 4320530


ART N TARTAN - ENTRY FORMS for 2016 - Now Available

Download Your 2016 Entry Form and Start Creating!

We will be Launching the 2016 Entry form at the Exhibition, but for all of those who cant make it, please download yours today by clicking on the image to the right.


Please take note of the Important Dates on the front Page

We will be having an 'Expressions of Interest' meeting, 3rd of Feburary 2016, 7pm at the Celtic Barn.

Entry Form 2016 << Download Here>>

ART N TARTAN 2015 Winners and Highlights <<Click Here >>  


If you are entering Art n Tartan and would like to ad some Waipu Tartan to your creation - Send us and email to order from our Cotton 'Bolt' of the Waipu Tartan - we are offering a discount per meter to contestants. It will be $20.00 per meter as appose to $30.00 per meter which will remain the price for the general public. (The pure wool Waipu Tartan bolt remains at 90.00 per meter - no discount on this, sorry). So if you would like to order from the Cotton bolt, email us at and we can cut some for you - and have it ready to pick up here at the Waipu Museum.




We are collecting information on descendants, who served in WW1 for the 100 year anniversary.

If you have a connection with any of the men on our list who served in WW1 and have any interesting info/photos or stories of their life, we would love to hear from you. Click on the list to the right.

Please contact Patsy Montgomery

WW1 Story Boards on Facebook >> Click Here

<< WW1 Name List Click Here >>  

Some of our Stories are up in Waipu at the moment, there will be more to come so keep your eyes peeled! More images on our Facebook Page...

WW1 Story Boards on Facebook >> Click Here



We have compiled a document of some of the community events organised by the Museum and our dedicated volunteer team over the last few years,

The document (click on the blue image to the right) outlines some events of significance that we hope, have helped to maintain a long history in our community of pride and identity.

Events like these are all consuming and are mostly run on a shoe string. This being said we all strive to bring to them, our most professional level of execution.

Without the help of our volunteers and supporters, Our unique story, maintenance of descendant's genealogy and events held on behalf of our community would not be possible.

A special thank you has to go out to all those volunteers and supporters that have stood by us over the years. - THANK YOU


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  • We maintain one of the largest genealogical databases of any New Zealand community and present the powerful story of a famous migration whose underlying themes of co-operation, survival, and love of community have relevance for all people.
  • We care for a collection of artefacts that is treasured by descendents and highly regarded within the Museum sector.
  • We organize numerous community arts events which attract people from far and wide.

We regret to inform everyone that there will be no DVD produced of the 2013 Grand Pageant.

The sound was not recorded properly at the performance. Our apologies to all involved.

We have sent out emails and phone calls to all those who had put their names down for a DVD.

Sorry if we have missed anyone out!


WAIPU IN TARTAN - 27 June - 26 July 2015

Since 2005 and the beginnings of Winter@Waipu, Tartan Day has been celebrated in Waipu on 1 July.

It has grown to replace winter@waipu as the town’s main winter focus, and now lasts for a few weeks.

Since 2013 has been renamed Waipu in Tartan

For this small scottish town, its the time to dust off the kilt, the scarves, the pipes – the town is awash with tartan – there is free shortbread in many shops for those sporting a bit of tartan, and often the Butcher offers a taste of Haggis. There is pipers, and parties, and busking and lots of fun – come and join us.

The Events have been organised by the Waipu Business and promotions Group. Check out The Waipu in Tartan Facebook page or for any updates



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Contact: Waipu Museum
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Waipu 0510
New Zealand