It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. People get dressed up
and dance and catch beads. They also eat. They might also
travel to the other southern states, where they will also
eat. Debbie Porteous finds they will encounter a mixed bag -
but they won't go hungry.
Piers either side of the Tekapo River are prepared on Tuesday
for the final part of construction of a footbridge that will
span 115m across the river, joining the Lake Tekapo township
to the Church of the Good Shepherd.