Maze brings in spooks as horror action soars

AL WILLIAMS
Last updated 07:24 27/02/2013
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NASTY SURPRISE: Timaru metallers Omat Makkarat at play in the Maize Maze.

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The Maize Maze at Studholme has raised $500 for charity in its first weekend of operation and the horror kicks off on Friday.

The 1.4 hectares of baffling twists and turns officially opened on the weekend at farmer Rory Foley's property at the end of Hannaton Rd in Studholme.

And it gets spooky on Friday and Saturday when a troupe of actors will make an appearance to scare the pants off punters during an R16 night-time event.

Waimate High School has also pitched in and will supply some nasty surprises.

Mr Foley said one person had already got lost in the maze for an hour.

"We've had a whole lot of people go in one way and come out the same way," he joked.

On March 23, Timaru metal band Omat Makkarat will set up stage and perform during a night event at the maze. Mr Foley said the band's antics will add to the horror theme.

Pre-sale tickets are essential for the night-time events. Anyone keen can contact Mr Foley on 027 747 7263 or check out the Maize Maze Facebook page. All proceeds go to Cancer Society South Canterbury.

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