Caber toss draws crowd

Caber tossing once again caught the attention of Waimate residents and visitors on Saturday, as the annual Waimate Caledonian Games attracted a good crowd, and some overseas competitors.

This year the event also included speed skating and cycling, alongside the traditional Highland games, piping and dancing competitions.

Games secretary-treasurer Winnie Todd said the involvement of three Slovakian skaters had been a real highlight of the day.

A crowd of about 600 turned out to watch and the caber toss event was popular with many, she said.

''The day was excellent and everybody went away happy.