Waipu/Bream Bay District High School Reunion

Waipu District High School/Bream Bay College celebrating 75 years of secondary education in the Bream Bay Area. Reuninon 30 May - 1 June.




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 Name List Click Here >>


Get your entry forms in soon folks, 2 May is the cut off date !!! Yikes !!!



CONTESTANTS: Prelim Judging day was Sat, May 31... Has now changed to - Mon, June 2nd. (Queens Birthday Weekend)

This is due to the antiques fair in the Coronation Hall on the same weekend and also the Bream Bay College Reunion. Apologies for any inconvenience.

TICKET SALES: This also pushes forward our Proposed ticket sales dates...

Waipu Local Ticket sales (Walk in Museum only) were Sun June 1. Now... Tues June 3

General Public and Eventfinder Tickets... Were Tues June 3. Now.. Wed June 4

The entry form to the right has the new dates and a printed version is available at the museum. Please change the dates on any old entry form info you may be using. Our Apologies once more!

Ticket Prices...

Opening Night - $30.00 
Matinee - Adult $30.00, Child $12.00 
Awards Show - $35.00


ART N TARTAN SHOW- 27 & 28 June 2014

All top prizes are in cash and in 2014, We will Have a total CASH PRIZE pool of over $6500 to be won!

So start dreaming, imagining, planning, designing NOW... for the next, great, Art n Tartan Wearable Art Awards 27 & 28 June 2014.

CLICK HERE to download an Entry Form...


Award Structure...

Supreme Award (x1) - $2000 (includes top in category)

Top in Category (x5) - 1st - $500, 2nd - $250

Highly Commended (x3) - $150

College Award - 1st - $200, 2nd - $150

First Time Entry (x1) - $150

Masks and other unique prizes - $400 Total


2014 Categories...

Dressed to ‘Kilt’  -  this is our ‘open’ section.  Choose your own theme or concept and create extravagant, completely ‘over the top’ tartan Wearable Art. Create artworks that transcend the every day … indulge your senses with unrestrained excessiveness…. anything goes, so let your fancy take flight.

McKiwi – Explore the synergy, the similarities and the differences between Celtic and Pacific Cultures.

Fireside  - Explore the Celtic Stories of the ‘otherworld’, the rich resource of Celtic mythology and Scottish faerie tales, with its supernatural creatures!

The Celts were tribal warriors who inhabited large areas of Europe but ended up associated with the lands of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. They were poetic, religious and superstitious, with a deep connection to the earth and its mysteries – they adored story telling - explore the people of the ancient ‘Standing Stones’, the Bardic sagas of Beowolf, and inter-tribal rivalry and conquest!

Masks (children’s section) Create a mask inspired by all things Celtic – ghosites, Kelpies, giants, and brownies  -  to proportions only limited to your model’s body size!

Brave Heart  – don’t think of Mel Gibson! The true Brave Heart is the person who brings courage to the challenges of day to day living. A Brave Heart transforms the mundane into the extraordinary.

The Engine Room  -  The Scots were ‘the Engine room’ of the British Empire -  they were the engineers and architects; they were innovators and problem solvers. You could stick your head in any engine room of any ship in the world, call out ‘Jock’ and someone would answer you!

This is our call to all you blokes and blokettes to turn your mind and hand to a wearable construction.


Judging Criteria...

Art n Craft - 60% ... * Creativity and originality of the artwork - 20%. * Clarity of concept or intent. How well does the concept connect to the work and the category? - 20%. * Quality of workmanship and construction- 20%

Use of Materials... 20%... * Innovative use of materials - 10%. * Effective use of Tartan - 10%

Impact on Stage... 20%


CLICK HERE to download an Entry Form...


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.



Entrants in the Waipu Museum Art n Tartan Wearable Art Awards in late June 2014  can also submit their entry to the first ever Wearable Tartan Art Awards to be held during ‘Scottish Week’ in the Roxburgh region of Central Otago in September 2014. 

The Waipu organizing committee were approached by Trudi Marsh, organizer of the event, and have been able to provide advice, assistance and even three entries from previous Waipu shows which were used as inspiration at the Roxburgh launch in September this year.

Over the Summer months designers might like to start planning their entries and possibly incorporating a trip to Otago taking along their entry to the ‘sister’ event in the Teviot valley.

Plan your year to participate in both shows and enjoy a lovely trip to Otago in September!

Inquiries about the Otago event could be directed to

Trudi Marsh  03 4466704

Teresa Bennetts 03 4468158

Toni Birtles 03 4468492



Please contact either Peter Grant or Peter Davies by clicking on the links above, to the Right and contacting them directly.



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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 - 29 June - 31 July 2013

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.

In 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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Waipu 0510
New Zealand