New Christmas lights are lighting up the summer nights in Temuka this year.
New motif brackets and bubbles have been installed along King St, connected to the street light circuit and illuminated when street lights are on.
The project is being jointly undertaken by the Timaru District Council, Temuka Community Board and Temuka District Lions Club.
Councillor Paddy O’Reilly said the project was initiated by the Lions Club, which approached the community board with the aim of brightening up Temuka during the festive season.
“Our communities have also expressed their interests of having some brighter and fancier lights in the Temuka CBD during the festive season”, Cr O’Reilly said.
“It took us some time to finalise a design that reflected the festive season and what it means to Temuka.
“The lights currently cover half of the main street, and there will be more lights with different design features and colours coming up in future years,” Cr O’Reilly said.
“There was significant enthusiasm from all parties who took part in the project, and feedback indicated that the project was welcomed by our communities.”
The lights will be in operation in the CBD until mid-January.