National MP Amy Adams has a new role

Selwyn MP Amy Adams will wear a new hat soon – she is the chieftain for the Hororata Highland Games.

Hororata Community Trust chairman Richard Land said when selecting a chieftain it looks for people who have served the community or has Scottish connections.

“Ms Adams has always supported the work of the trust and has been to every game.

“She has taken a vested interest in our community and we are thrilled that she accepted our invitation to fill the role of chieftain,” he said.

The games will be held on November 11, and usually attracts between 8000-10,500 people.

Ms Adams will be the first female chieftain of the Hororata Highland Games

Past chieftains have included TVNZ newsreader Simon Dallow, Gerry Brownlee, Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Sir Bob Parker.

In Scottish tradition, there is always a chieftain who is the master of cremonies and a key figure in the day’s activities.

Ms Adams’ duties include brandishing of the chieftain’s sword at the welcoming ceremony and the presentation of trophies to the successful competition winners at the closing ceremony.

“Having attended every Hororata Highland Games since the event began, I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to perform the role of chieftain this year,” Ms Adams said.

Gates open for the Hororata Highland Games at 9am and close 5pm. For more information and to book tickets go to