(NZ Pipe Bands)
Central North Island
Centre Inc.
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R.N.Z.P.B.A. Inc.

The Central North Island Centre of the Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Assn. Inc. serves affiliated Pipe bands within the South Auckland, Coromandel, Waikato, King Country, Bay of Plenty, East Cape and Central Plateau regions of the central North Island of New Zealand.

New Zealand

This is the region covered by the Central North Island Centre of the Royal New Zealand Pipebands Assn.. Inc

More pipers and drummers (experienced and learners) are needed by all pipe-bands in the region. Especially the towns and districts outside Hamilton.

Youth Band.
The centre organises inter-pipeband competitions for the region and fosters improvement in the general standard piping and drumming. To this end it runs "school' camps for young pipers and drummers from throughout the region in the form of a "Youth Band". This band is for persons up to the age of 18. Because the Youth Band is made up from members of the regions pipebands it has improved the social interaction between all bands in the region. The band puts on performances in different towns within the region and promotes the pipeband culture very well. Visit the youth band's web-site:

Centre bands visit the township of Te Kuiti

Pipe-bands in the Central North Island region.
Below is a list. Those with an "A" are affiliated with the centre. The number in brackets is the current grading of the band. The other bands generally have too few members and are not competition bands, or are in temporary recess.
Underlined band names have an associated web-page link.

A Cambridge and Districts (4) . South Waikato Districts HPB (4)   6th Hauraki NZIR (Tauranga)
  Canadian Steel Tauranga (4) defunct. . Taumarunui Caledonian Soc.PB(4)   Otorohanga and Districts
A City of Gisborne (4) A Finn MacCuhals Taupo & District HPB(4)   Raglan and Districts
. City of Hamilton HPB (4)2005.Gone into recess. A Te Awamutu and Districts PB(4)   Turangi and Sth. King Country
A City of Rotorua HPB(3) A Te Kuiti and Districts HPB(4)   Waihi and Districts 2005.Gone into recess.
A City of Tauranga HPB(3) A Te Puke HPB(4)    
A Hamilton Caledonian .#1 (2) A Thames Valley, Pipes & Drums of (4)    
A Hamilton Caledonian .#2 (3) . Whakatane Scottish HPB(4)    
Calendar of events for Central North Island centre, RNZPBA.
(page is updated as dates come to hand)
January April
Youth.Band camp.
Last weekend. Hamilton, Waikato A&P Royal Show.
Paeroa Tattoo & Highland Games.
Feb. Centre Contest.
Tauranga Square Day
November Hamilton Gardens Competition 21/11

Tauranga Highland Games.(Bi-annual)


Contact addresses for the Central N.I. Centre RNZPBA.
Malcolm Irving, 277 Matangi Road, R.D.4., Hamilton 3284. Ph. (07) 856 9721. E-mail:
Mrs Carol.Thomson, 5 Torbin Place, Golden sands, Papamoa 3118, Telephone: (07) 542 4247. E-mail:
Youth band Co-ordinator:
Mrs. Maureen Lewis, 1406 Cameron Road, Tauranga. Ph (07) 541-0532

NZ Pipebands in general:

If you're interested in other pipe-bands and piping in New Zealand; on Mitchell Kilt Hire's 2nd link page you will find links to other NZ pipe-band sites that may interest you. Some of these have links to military history and regimental sites. Take a quick look at what's on all the link pages before you leave on another trail. Enjoy your browsing.

Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association Inc
Visit the web-site for the RNZPBA. The postal address is:.
Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association Inc
PO Box 6010
New Zealand
New Zealand Pipe Band Magazine
The RNZPBA publishes a quarterly New Zealand Pipe Band magazine.
Current (Jul.2000) annual subscription rates are NZ$20 within New Zealand; Australia & Pacific Islands NZ$30 (surface mail); other places NZ$40.
Send letters & contributions to:

The Editor, Publications & Communications Group
Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association Inc
PO Box 5501
New Zealand
Advertising Sales & Enquiries -
New Zealand Pipe Band Magazine
, PO Box 5501, Christchurch
Chris Stevens
Phone: (03) 3597806
Fax: (03) 328 7263
Central North Island Academy of Piping and Drumming. A learning programme.  
NZ Pipe Bands associated with RNZPBA accessed from the RNZPBA web-site.  


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