Pipe band get­ting hack­les up


Tawa’s Red Hackle Pipe Band is on the win­ning trail and ‘‘it feels good’’, says pipe ma­jor An­gus Camp­bell.

The band trumped seven bands in their grade to take home the top prize at the Tu­rak­ina High­land Games near Wan­ganui on Jan­uary 29.

Red Hackle won the march, strath­spey and reel (MSR) and the medley sec­tions at the com­pe­ti­tion.

The lat­est tro­phies add to a num­ber of prizes the pipe band has won re­cently, in­clud­ing a first and two sec­ond plac­ings at the na­tion­als in Palmer­ston North in De­cem­ber.

‘‘The band’s in great shape. We re­ally stepped up our game this year and we’re do­ing well.

‘‘In pre­vi­ous years we’d place in the top four, but now we’re com­ing first and sec­ond which is great,’’ says Mr Camp­bell.

An open day at­tracted about 50 peo­ple to the club’s head­quar­ters at Red­wood Sta­tion in Tawa re­cently.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the club con­tact Mr Camp­bell on 234 8514.

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