Stuck in the past

Miscreants Angus Percival (8), of Waitahuna, and Oliver Alden (9), of Lawrence, pay their dues in the Lawrence stocks during the town’s annual heritage day on Sunday. The boys — who protested their innocence — were among hundreds helping the town celebrate its rich gold rush history during the weekend. Among activities on offer were eel feeding, model boats, live music and horse-and-cart rides. There was also live displays of model steam engines, wool spinning and felting, horse shoeing, wood chopping, sheep shearing, grain milling, a chaff cutter and a traction engine. Tuapeka Vintage Club president Rodger Anderson said organisers were delighted with the turnout, after several years disrupted by Covid-19. REPORT & PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON