Castle open after brief resistance
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