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The RNZPBA is excited to bring the NZ & South Pacific Pipe Band Championships to Christchurch on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March 2023. The event will see 50 pipe bands compete, a street march, and heaps more. Click here for details.

As part of this event the Hororata Community Trust will hold a Heavy Competition on Saturday 11th March.  This will be a casual competition, great for athletes to gain experience. The focus will be on those who have not competed at the open level at the Hororata Highland Games.


  • Caber Toss
  • Stone Putt
  • Farmers Walk
  • Weight for Distance


  • Novice Women
  • Novice Men

Athletes must be over the age of 17 years. Entry fee of $20 (includes entry into the event)


  • Saturday 11th March
  • 11am – 3pm (TBC)
  • Hagley Park
  • Run under the same rules as Hororata Highland Games


  • As this is a fun event there aimed at athletes getting experience there is no prize money. Placegetters will receive a sponsor goodie bag and medal.


Click here to view competition terms and conditions 



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Registration - Women
$ 20.00
24 available
Registration - Men
$ 20.00
24 available


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