Targa Rally winds it up

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Af­ter 2014’s South Is­land Targa New Zealand tar­mac mo­tor rally – it’s back. The Targa (Ital­ian for ‘plate’) has two stops in Palmer­ston North next week – the end of the third leg on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 29 and the cer­e­mo­nial fin­ish on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 31.

‘‘Palmer­ston North has al­ways treated us well, and with much of this year’s event fo­cused be­tween New Ply­mouth and Have­lock North, it made sense to make the city and The Square our cen­tral hub and fin­ish­ing point,’’ event di­rec­tor Pe­ter Martin says .

The six-day event starts in

SAN­SON SUN­DAY Mar­ket: 7.30am – 2pm, Main Rd, San­son. Fresh fruit & veges, plants, gar­den items, food, col­lectibles, cloth­ing, books, tools, crafts etc. Mike 027 450 5646. SE­NIORS TEN­NIS: For play­ers over 35yrs. All grades wel­come. Manawatu Vets Ten­nis at Awa­puni Park, New­bury St, 9.30am. In­quiries Roger 027 555 6447. SMALL MIR­A­CLES Play­group: Pre-school chil­dren and their par­ents/care­givers, 9.30-11.30am, yel­low gate, St David’s Church Auck­land on Labour Day with 1035.5kms of closed spe­cial stages and 1431.7kms of tour­ing stages

A two-day Targa NZ Re­gional Rally event-within-the-event starts in Palmer­ston North on the rally’s sec­ond-to-last day and takes in its fi­nal 14 stages.

The field of 60 odd com­pe­ti­tion cars and up to 20 in the con­cur­rent but non-com­pet­i­tive Targa Tour ar­rive for the tra­di­tional char­ity car wash in The Square at around 6.30pm on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 29 with the Kids in Cars fam­ily fun zone from 3pm.

Fri­day’s Po­hang­ina and

op­po­site Me­mo­rial Park on Main St. MOE ap­proved. Koha/do­na­tion. En­quiries 358 3246. FEILD­ING SPIR­I­TUAL & Aware­ness Cen­tre: 10.30am, Feild­ing & Dis­trict Cale­do­nian So­ci­ety Hall, 55 Weld St, Feild­ing. MANAWATU MI­CRO­LIGHT Club: Fly­ing lessons, Taonui Air­field, Feild­ing. Con­tact 323 9861 (Sun­days). CLAIR­VOY­ANCE and Heal­ing: Manawatu Spir­i­tual & Heal­ing Cen­tre, Mil­son Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Kim­bolton stages start at 8.45am be­fore the rally heads to Hawke’s Bay and an overnight stop there on Fri­day night.

The cars re­turn for the fi­nal event stage over the Pahiatua Track and cer­e­mo­nial fin­ish back at The Square on Satur­day.

The first cars are ex­pected at The Square’s parc ferme at just af­ter 5pm with the of­fi­cial fin­ish at 6pm. Kids in Cars will again op­er­ate the fam­ily fun zone and lo­cal clubs will have cars on dis­play.

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PHOTO: OWEN DE MOOY/PROSHOTZ PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Opiki rally driver Be­van Claridge, who won the clas­sic sec­tion of the Targa Bam­bina rally at Ro­torua ear­lier this year in his 1992 Com­modore, re­turns with co-driver Camp­bell Tannock for the Targa New Zealand tar­mac mo­tor rally in town next week.

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