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Small enough to explore in less than a day but enough to do on a longer stay
COLD! Winter temps as low as -5 degrees C.
In a nutshell
famous NZ Legends where born in Timaru.
The Festival of Roses is one of the big annual events in town. It takes place on eight days each November. The dates for 2009 are 20 to 29 November. The theme for the 2009 is: The Four Corners of the Earth.
It is held to celebrate the arrival of summer and the city’s special love for the rose. Timaru’s pride is the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden in Caroline Bay, just off the city centre. And there is also a nice Rose Garden in the Botanical Gardens.
During the Festival of Roses you can get into a lot of activities, like organised walks, talks, tours, exhibitions and displays, art, theatre, as well as competitions, shows and family fun. Please note that you need tickets for some of the events.
The highlight of the Festival is the Roses on the Bay Market Day with 150 stalls, all day entertainment, and food. A small fee for tickets applies, children free.
Written Jun 1, 2009
Phone: (03) 688 5531
Aorangi (North Island Moari for Mout Cook) park is the centrepiece for sport in Timaru. The location has a combo cricket (summer) & soccer (winter) filed with a bank going all the way around it for good spectator seating. I've played both sports here over the year travelling from Christchurch for the couple of hours each way. There is also a large Netball complex and very big gym for indoor sport - basketball etc
Written May 7, 2007