Fun of solving mysteries

17:00, Apr 06 2014

It was a weekend of exploring Taranaki and solving mysteries for one Otorohanga couple.

A weekend with nothing on led Chris and Lesley Ritchie to Taranaki to take part in the Hearing Dogs and New Plymouth Rodders Fun Run 2.

"We're always doing something every weekend," Lesley said. "So we thought we'd give this one a go."

The Fun Run saw more than 50 vintage cars snaking their way around town looking for clues and answers to go on a question sheet.

New Plymouth's one-way street system did not prove to be a problem for the Ritchies, who barely broke a sweat as they navigated the streets.

New Plymouth Rodders president Mike Topless said numbers were slightly down from its inaugural event last year, which drew 85 cars.

But it was nonetheless a good day and $530 was raised for Hearing Dogs.

Hearing Dogs general manager Clare McLaughlin said the support received was wonderful. "Not only did it raise more than $500 but also gave people enjoyment," she said.

McLaughlin also said the event was one of the major local fundraisers for the organisation.

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