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Matariki Contest Hawkes Bay 24th-26th June

It was a golden weekend for Pipe Corporal Callum Carn. Callum won the Comunn na Piobaireachd NZ Gold Medal at the Matariki Contest in Hawkes Bay against a strong field, playing an inspired rendition of the Battle of Auldearn No1. Hearty congrats from all of us Callum. Manawatu pipers had a good weekend overall with Willie Rowe placing 3rd in the Clasp for former winners of the gold medal, Martin McPhee picking up a 4th in the hornpipe and jig, and Callum also picking up a 4th in the 6/8 March and Strathspey and Reel.
The Matariki Contest was a one off contest held in place of the annual Hawkes Bay Easter Highland games which were cancelled due to Covid.