Officials of the Maryborough Highland Society are this weekend in Dunedin promoting the 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships to New Zealand bands.
Society general manager Malcolm Blandthorn, Nick Weaver and Glenn Hooper are attending the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships as part of the promoter's active plans to stage a successful Australian championships.
The first Australian championships were hosted by the society in 1961 and it will again play host for the Pipe Bands Australia Diamond Jubilee year championships on 4 and 5 April 2020.
Gold Cost Tweed Pipes and Drums is flying the Australian flag in Dunedin along with many Australian pipers and drummers guesting with New Zealand bands in Dunedin.
The New Zealand Championships are being live streamed by Brassbanned which also live streams the Australian championships.
Online entries for the 2020 championships are now open at championship website