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Welcome to the website of the Wellington Red Hackle Pipe Band

The band is a fully incorporated registered charity details of which can be found here

(registration number CC49536).

We are a Grade 2 and Grade 4 Pipe Band based in Tawa, just a few kilometres north of Wellington who practise out of the Tawa Pipe Band Hall at the Redwood Train Station, Tawa every Tuesday night from 6.30pm.

The band is led by P/M Davey Welsh and D/M Trina Berry.

The Band have gone from strength to strength in recent years, moving from Grade 4B to Grade 2 within 5 years. We were Grade 3 National Champions in 2016, Grade 2 runners up in 2018 and Grade 4B Champions that same year. 

We are now a band with a very solid foundation with a continued thirst for success,whilst maintaining a quality learning and development structure. So please don't hesitate to contact us if you want to come and share in this success and play some great music.

We have a learner program for enthusiastic young players and anyone interested in learning should visit the Learning Page, Contact us or email us at

Please also follow us on Facebook for up to the minute news about the band.

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