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Family and friends of Adam Strange embrace during a ceremony at Muriwai Beach, a day after he died in a shark attack.
Crowds turned out in force for the annual Auckland Lantern Festival at Albert Park.
Current queen of rap Azealia Banks (who will be filling Vector Arena with adoring fans on Friday night) touched down in Auckland and the kiwi Twitterverse exploded. Here she is at Auckland Zoo!
Lucky ticket-holders enjoying the world's longest waterslide, plus two other hillside slides, at Waimauku last weekend.
Spectators during 2013 BMW New Zealand Polo Open final.
Oscar Graham, Kazik Swain, Lukasz Swain and Lritesh Cholluri celebrate the stadium's birthday.
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Exhibition, Waiheke Island.
Mourners at the funeral of Shavin Prasad, who was found dead on a roadside in South Auckland.
A terrible start to the week, weather-wise. Is this Mt Wellington sign being sarcastic? ("Welcome to Auckland, enjoy your day")
Teams battled it out at the Day of Giants Surf Boat competition which was held at Piha Beach.
Flag flying at half-mast over TVNZ, in remembrance of Sir Paul Holmes.
The crowd gathers at the gate.
Fans pack in front of the main stage at St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Auckland.
Ben Buist, from Taranaki, waited 12 hours outside Paper Plus in Newmarket to be the first person to meet Andre Agassi.
Moustache, the milk and cookie bar we love to love, is celebrating Auckland Anniversary day with a delicious Jaffa Cookie. Way to subvert the stereotype!
Cory Jane shares his platter at The Falls Restaurant in Henderson.
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom speaking to invited media at his mansion in Auckland today.
Under 25 winner Claudia Campbell.
Maritime police bring the family's boat Ocean's One ashore in Auckland.
Brooke Howard-Smith and Mondo Travel fashion and shopping ambassador Amber Peebles.
Blues forwards practice some drills ahead of the 2013 Super Rugby season.
Barely anything is left of the house on Red Hills Rd in Massey, Auckland.
The stage lights up fo the Red hot Chili Peppers at Vector Arena in Auckland.
A throng of supporters and media surrounded Kim Dotcom at his Mega launch at Giapo in the CBD. Time for some cool and refreshing gelato, everyone!
David Ferrer reacts to winning the Heineken Tennis Open for a record equaling forth time.
Agnieszka Radwanska with the ASB Classic trophy.
Tiki Taane and Julia-Rose Bisdee.
Will Hall and Steve Price.
Sonny Bill Williams during the captain's run at Eden Park before the All Blacks played the Wallabies the day after Red Nose Day.
Scenes of flood damage from storms in West Auckland's Henderson Valley Rd.
An armed police officer stands guard at the scene of a homicide in Ranui.
Auckland put on a truly amazing sunset for us this week. Unfortunately, the fiery sky was a precursor to some damp and humid weather :(
Joseph Parker lands a series of punches on Richard Tutaki during their short bout, won by Parker by TKO.
Police forensics staff examine the scene outside a Birkenhead house where a man was stabbed.
Kim Dotcom wears his version of a Santa suit in MegaChristmas at Auckland's Basement Theatre.
Kim Dotcom tweeted this pic of him and the cast of MegaChristmas, the play in which he made his theatrical debut as the lovechild of Santa. Apt!
Santa takes to the stage at the Auckland Domain for Christmas in the Park.
Red Cross workers prepare to meet residents affected by the tornado.
A fire rescue crew at a building site near Walingford Way in Hobsonville.
See Ben Watson's slideshow of Reloop's work in Cambodia.
It was especially poignant when bride-to-be Michelle McCartney told partner Craig Rambaud: "I will love you forever in this world and the next.''