February 24, 2019

Wellington Hawkes Bay goes to New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police celebrate their win at Wellington Hakes Bay.

Wellington, New Zealand – February 24, 2019 – The New Zealand Police won for the second time in the 2018-19 antipodean summer season, splitting firsts and seconds with Manawatu Scottish, the only other band in the Grade 1 events, at the Wellington Hawkes Bay Centre provincial contest held at Scots College. Canterbury Caledonian Society and Auckland & District did not compete. The next competition on the New Zealand circuit is the New Zealand Championships in Dunedin, March 29-30. It was the fourth straight win of the Wellington Hawkes Bay Centre provincial contest for the New Zealand Police.

Grade 1
1st Manawatu Scottish (2,1,1,2) (ens.pref.)
2nd New Zealand Police (1,2,2,1)

1st New Zealand Police (1,1,1,2)
2nd Manawatu Scottish (2,2,2,1)

Street March
1st New Zealand Police (1,2,2,1)
2nd Manawatu Scottish (2,1,1,2)

Judges for all events: Iain Robertson, Liam Kernaghan (piping); Ross Hanning (ensemble); Ian Mowat, Liam Argyle (drumming).

The New Zealand Police are now led by Pipe-Major Adam Michie, who took over after the departure of Emmett Conway, who moved back to the UK to become pipe-major of Grade 1 Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia. Angus Crowe continues to lead the drum section.


Related coverage

Emmett Conway appointed ninth pipe-major in history of Shotts
September 7, 2018


Conway takes over New Zealand Police in January
October 4, 2014


Perfect scores for New Zealand Police at NZ Champs
March 10, 2018


NZ Police on a roll, secure Champion of Champs
February 17, 2018







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