Sun shines on Hororata Games

by Mike Isle

It’s a tough life being in the Tug Life tug o’ war team at the eighth annual Hororata Highland Games held last Saturday. However, it was all part of the fun and competition that drew a crowd of 9,000 to the Hororata Domain. As well as the fiercely fought Southfuel’s Tug o’ War, Scottish traditional games and dancing and the gathering of the clans, visitors were treated to more local fare such as the traditional pie-eating competition and kapa haka. Some ‘brave souls’ among the visitors even had the chance to toss a caber themselves as well as discovering the best of Celtic culture.

Organisers say the event was an outstanding success and went off without a hitch after rain earlier in the week threatened to spoil the games. For the full story and photos read Sun shine on Hororata Games.

Photo by: David Baird Photography