Timaru's dressing up for Christmas

23:43, Nov 29 2012
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HEAD FOR HEIGHTS: John Baxter installs the Christmas lights atop a tree near the Timaru RSA.

In a familiar sign of the season, John Baxter situated the star atop the Christmas tree near the Timaru RSA in Wai-Iti Rd this morning.

The star rests on a pole and is lifted into place by a crane, but must be manually released and bolted into place.

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LIGHTING UP: Ash Turner, of Stan Moore Electrical, makes sure all the lights are working in preparation for the star to be lifted to the top of the tree.

The Timaru Herald