Cas­tle open af­ter brief re­sis­tance

South Waikato News - - OPINION/ NEWS -

10 years ago Battle waged at Cas­tle

March 28, 2001 The Ti­rau Cas­tle was never go­ing to have an or­di­nary open­ing and, when the speeches were over, there was one last minute ef­fort to over throw it.

The Knights Dra­co­nis, from Auck­land, staged a mock battle on the steps of the cas­tle af­ter one of them de­manded he be made the lord of the cas­tle.

Af­ter sword fights – and some vi­o­lent deaths – the cas­tle was opened.

Hun­dreds gath­ered out­side the cas­tle for the

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