Flames, fizz, fun and fuzzy bun­nies

The Tribune (NZ) - - VIEWS -

There was plenty on in the lead-up to Easter, as well as over the four-day holiday break. Pho­tog­ra­phers War­wick Smith and David

Un­win cap­tured a range of ac­tiv­i­ties as the weather largely con­tin­ued to smile on our lit­tle patch of Palmy-dice.

Noth­ing beats a good lolly scram­ble, as these kids, among the thou­sands who turned out for Sun­day’s Fox­ton Easter Fair, well know.

A fire­fighter sil­hou­et­ted against the flames of the con­trolled house burn on Ngata St last Wed­nes­day evening. The fire was set to demon­strate how quickly a fire can take hold for the TV3 Story team of Heather Du Plessis-Allen and Dun­can Gar­ner.

Get­ting the Easter rabbit habit, the Easter Bun was at the Es­planade Scenic Rail­way over the week­end, hand­ing out eggs to pas­sen­gers board­ing the iconic train ride.

The 100th an­niver­sary of the 1916 Easter Ir­ish Up­ris­ing against Bri­tish rule was com­mem­o­rated in City Li­brary on Satur­day with danc­ing, food and mu­sic. Aimee Goga and Kate Scot­son per­form a jig.

The Manawatu Car Club’ held its Club­sport Grass Au­to­course event at Pryces Line Hal­combe on Good Fri­day. Jar­rod Hig­gins drives his stock­car mod­i­fied Chysler Charger dur­ing the event.

Hun­dreds of Palmer­ston North chil­dren, a record num­ber, par­tic­i­pated in the an­nual Weet-Bix Try­athlon held at On­g­ley Park last Thurs­day, with par­tic­i­pa­tory medals handed out by for­mer Sil­ver Ferns net­ball player, Irene van Dyke. Boys in the 11-15 age bracket wait their turn for the swim leg.

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