Speedy Santas do bit for charity
Hundreds of Santas swarmed through Whanga¯rei’s Town Basin and Kerikeri Domain on Wednesday night. The Santas — and a few, elves, reindeer and angels — completed a fun run or walk of almost 3km in length, all in the name of charity. It was part of The Great Santa Run, which took place at 6.30pm in locations around New Zealand to raise money for the Graeme Dingle Foundation. Northern Advocate photographer John Stone headed along in Whanga¯rei to capture some of the fun.
Tamsin Jordan, Daisy Murphy, Caitlin Guest and Amaya Jordan pose in front of the giant Christmas tree before their run.
The fleet footed Santas set off from the Canopy Bridge.
Inthia Lindberg has a skip in her step on the final stretch.
Ben Winder gets a high-five on his way to being the first Santa home.