Weekend pics: July 12-13, 2014

21:27, Jul 13 2014
pleasant point
It was like stepping back in time at the Pleasant Point Railway Steaming weekend - an event devoted to commemorating World War I - as old machinery and equipment on display were kicked into action.
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Echo Welch, 8, of Timaru at Pleasant Point on Saturday finds out how heavy a M60 machinegun is. The weapon was used in the Vietnam war and is part of the display belonging to Murray Demptser (pictured) who has been collecting them for 40 years.
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Eion McHaffie, of Pleasant Point, looks at one of the traction engines on display at Pleasant Point Railway Steaming Weekend.
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Visitors to the Pleasant Point Railway Steaming Weekend - commemorating World War One - enjoy a ride in the rail car.
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Brian Smith of Winchester starts his 8 Hp stationary engine.
studholme training fire
The Waimate fire brigade had hands on training at Studholme when they burnt down a house donated to them.
studholme training fire
Waimate firefighters participate in training at a Studholme house donated by Fonterra. The house was deliberately burnt, with rooms were set alight, extinguished then reignited so firefighters could practise mutliple times working through smoke.
studholme training fire
Waimate firefighters participate in training at a Studholme house donated by Fonterra. The house was deliberately burnt, with rooms were set alight, extinguished then reignited so firefighters could practise mutliple times working through smoke.
studholme training fire
Firefighter Finley Keen keeps the fire under control as the Waimate Fire Brigade burns down a house in a training exercise in Studholme.
studholme training fire
Twenty-one Waimate firefighters undergo practical training as individual rooms are set alight and then extinguished in a house in Studholme.
hockey
Sally Corry, of Geraldine, and Jaimee Smith, of Hampstead ,play in the Geraldine vs Hampstead hockey game at the Aorangi turf.
rugby
Zane Sanders, left, of Harlequins and Conor Farrell of Waimate at Manchester Park in Waimate.
south canterbury hunt ball 2014
In the kitchen, Annabel Mackenzie, from left, Tessa and Helen Williamson prepare the food for ball-goers at the Hunt Club ball.
south canterbury hunt ball 2014
At the South Canterbury Hunt Club Ball at the Caroline Bay Hall are, from left, Kate White, Malcolm McKeown, Peter Irving and Nicky Atkinson.
south canterbury hunt ball 2014
Belles at the ball, from left, are Ellie Morgan, Anita Denbaars, Lucinda Paterson and Rosie Ulrich.
south canterbury hunt ball 2014
Kayla Stephen, left, and Nicky Dennison at the SC Hunt Club ball in the Caroline Bay Hall.
south canterbury hunt ball 2014
Arriving at the South Canterbury Hunt Club ball at the Caroline Bay hall are, from left, Kirsty Downie, Anna Redmond, Anna Douglass, Angus Taylor, Emma Barker, Ash Beattie, Rosa Douglass, Mark Cooper and Jane Hutchison.
winterlights
A fire show lit up the evening at the Geraldine Winterlights festival market and entertainment evening at Kennedy Park.
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Bailey Davies, 9, of Geraldine swings glowsticks at the Geraldine Winterlights Festival market and entertainment evening at Kennedy Park on Saturday night.
house of the year
Having a good time at the 2014 Mid and South Canterbury House of the Year Awards at Ashburton Hotel, from left, are Grant Hyde, Sue Young, Margerie and Ian Gould, of Timaru.

From a spectacular fire training exercise in Studholme to beautiful lights at night - there was plenty of action to keep people busy in the weekend.

Timaru Herald photographer John Bisset captured some of the events and happenings around South Canterbury.

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