The Northcote invitational sees some of New Zealand’s finest pipers perform in their buildup for the Waipu Highland Games. Competitors compete in a double MSR followed by a medley (medley preference), with a generous prize pool sponsored by friends and members of the Auckland & District Pipe Band. Judging is last years winner, Stuart Easton. Competitors TBA.
A&D compete in the 25th Annual Paeroa Highland Games.
A&D compete against the Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band (current champion), Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band, New Zealand Police Pipe Band and the City of Invercargill Highland Pipe Band in the Grade 1 New Zealand championships, held in Rotorua.