Alexandra Thyme Festival


A feast of events has been on offer this week for the Alexandra Thyme Festival, including a soggy doggy splash at the Molyneaux Aquatic Centre and the Combined Churches Light Party at Pioneer Park.

A new feature this year was the Buskers Festival, which was opened with a performance by Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan.

“It is great to see people wandering along the streets, stopping, everyone having a smile and maybe even a laugh, but people seem to be enjoying themselves,” Mr Cadogan said.

Allied Press reporter Pam Jones photographed some of the fun.


Light fantastic . . .
Alexandra friends (from left) James Bromby, Cooper Lerew, Chase Weir and Luke Grant (all 9) have fun at the Alexandra Combined Churches Light Party in Alexandra’s Pioneer Park on Saturday.
From left: Lara, Boston (8) and Dani (10) Dowling, with their dog Kenya, at the Soggy Doggy Splash at the Molyneux Aquatic Centre, October 27 2018, Alexandra. PHOTO: PAM JONES


Scenic course . .. Spectators watch some of the 500 ducks that travelled the Manuherikia River for Saturday’s inaugural Great Duck Race, which was organised by the Alexandra Parent Centre.
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