Life in pictures: February 20

02:59, Apr 08 2013
CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY: Timaru Mayor Janie Annear, centre, oversees the swearing-in of several New Zealand citizens at a ceremony at the council chambers yesterday. Pictured with the mayor are new citizens, from left, Gim Ng, Gillian Collins, Philip Musther, Richard Eastup, Brent von Melville, Henry Mascarenhas, Joseph Harris, Jan Harris, Karen von Melville, Sam von Melville and Luke von Melville.
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SPORT BLOSSOMING: Cycling Timaru is keen for anyone interested in the sport to have a go. Last night at the Caledonian Grounds they held an opening evening for kids to giv it a try and to watch experienced riders go through their paces. The main attraction was the presence of the two Timaru Olympians - Marc Ryan (standing) and Shane Archbold, who started their careers on the track. Kneeling beside Archbold was the youngest attendee, Kruz Collins, 2 and a half.
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FUN: Teddy bears will make an appearance at the annual Plunket picnic on march 1. Waimate Plunket will host the Teddybears Picnic at the Waimate Stadium - wet or fine. Anyone keen is asked to bring their favourite teddy or stuffed animal to join in the fun. it costs $1 to register a teddy to be in to win lucky prizes. The day will also include numerous activities. Co-ordinator Sheryl Roberts asked people to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at their leisure. "We have loads of exciting activities for everyone, including the ambulance, police car and fire engine, face painting, balloons, music, clowns, bouncy castles, pony rides, ride-on toys, plus a huge variety of games to play." The fun begins at 10am and continues to 2pm. Pictured is Javahna Page, having her face painted by Plunkett volunteer Maggie Robertson at last year's event.
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LINE UP: The odds are with anglers keen to catch a salmon near the new Southern Sockeye Salmon farm near Twizel. There have been plenty caught, with some anglers saying a large number of salmon have escaped into the canal.
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REELED IN: Linda Happer shows off a fish pulled in by husband Alex, at Ohau B.

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