Weekend Pass: March 7-9, 2014

START LINE: Participants line up for the start of the Hadlow to Harbour fun run.
START LINE: Participants line up for the start of the Hadlow to Harbour fun run.

Motorcycles, Victoriana and fundraising for good causes all get a look-in in South Canterbury this weekend.


Step back in time: Waimate's Edwardian Heritage Festival gets under way today and continues throughout the weekend. The festival starts with a high tea tonight followed by an Edwardian Picnic in Knottingly Park tomorrow and the "Out of Africa" dinner tomorrow night. A special church service concludes the weekend on Sunday.


Bikers meet: Two-wheeled transport will be the way to go in Waimate this weekend with the 28th annual Mare Hare rally expected to attract 2200 motorcyclists.

The majority will set up camp at the Waimate A & P showgrounds today.

Coastal action: Seaweek will be celebrated at Caroline Bay from 3-5pm. This free family event will provide information about our local penguins and marine mammals, pesky critters, the bay, dunes, coastal plants and Timaru Yacht Club. There will also be an "environmental hunt" and a chance to help with planting out the dunes. Meet at the grassed area near the viewing platform.

Walk, walk, walk: Relay for Life, the Cancer Society fundraiser, starts at 4pm. A tent city will spring up on Caroline Bay as participants spend the next 18 hours walking to raise funds for the cause.


H2H: It's time to put the walking/running shoes on and run, jog or walk your way through the annual Hadlow to Harbour event. The 10km event starts at Hadlow at 9.30am and the 3km event at Church St Countdown at 9.45am.

The Timaru Herald