A flock of sheep are hiding in Geraldine.
The knitted sheep figurines have been placed throughout various secret locations as part of a festive competition by the Anglican parish.
There are 16 of the figurines, which all have names. Participants must find all the sheep, write each of their names on a piece of paper and drop it into the Anglican parish office before Sunday. Entrants must also provide their own name and contact details.
Parish council member Hugh McCafferty said one hint was that the sheep are sitting on shop shelves throughout the town.
"The ladies of the Geraldine Parish, and friends, knitted them as a gentle reminder of Christ the good shepherd whose birthday we celebrate later this month. The free entry form is also an invitation to the Christmas crib service, which will be at St Thomas', Woodbury, this year at 5pm on Christmas Eve."
The winner of the knitted sheep competition will be announced after the service.
- The Timaru Herald