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The World of WearableArt event has kicked off in Wellington. Here's a selection of the entries. Bare Southern Belle - Erin Tomlinson, NZ
Sunny and beautiful at one stage, it soon turned into a rubbish day ...
POUTRAGEOUS by Nicki van Asch, New Zealand
VISIBILITY WIZARDRESS, by Sally Blyth, New Zealand
IMITATE TOY, by Ziyuan Wei, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
BUBBLE ARISTOCRATS, by Yun-Chi Liu, Taiwan
SAKANA NO SENSHI, by Mark Dobson, New Zealand
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, by Ann Skelly, New Zealand
PRINCESS OF THE EAST WIND, by Vilte Kazlauskaite, Lithuania
LUCKY DRAW WINNER: You asked for people having fun so here you goes! Me caught mid-laugh by a friend whilst lunching at Charley Nobel for Wellington On a Plate. Laughter with friends and good food is pure happiness, don't you think? By Gilly Nash, Wellington.
Baskets of delicious Dutch goodies a the Wellington On a Plate Pop-Up Dutch Bakkerij (bakery). By Terri van Schooten, Wellington.
Scots College show who's the boss ...
St Pat's Silverstream beat St Pat's Town 20-18.
Co-writers and stars Jemaine Clement, left, and Taika Waititi, who also directed, flank Ben Fransham, who is definitely an actual horrifying vampire. Having him at the premiere is probably some kind of health and safety hazard, but hey we don't make the rules.
Fans celebrate a win for the hosts in the opening match of the World Cup.
WINNERS: Supreme award winner and sportsman of the year Steven Adams, sportswoman of the year Mary Fisher and personality of the year Irene Van Dyk.
Author Eleanor Catton, who is receiving an honorary doctorate.
LEARNING MACHINE: Massey University's Te Ara Hihiko College of Creative Arts.
Author and diver Stephen Journée with a sea horse.
Petone's Sam McNicol gets tackled by Pita Mocevakaca and Cole Stewart.
Officers investigating a shooting place marker cones on Makara Beach.
The view from McFarlane St of a slip that slammed into Oriental Parade apartments overnight.
Oriental-Rongotai's Ardie Savea sidesteps Wellington's Nick Butterworth and Tevita Falekakala.
Firefighters battle a blaze at the Kiwi Self Storage in Wellington.
Tawa lock Pati Gaualofa is taken to ground during their big victory over HOBM, Lyndhurst Park, Tawa.
Opening act Brody Dalle.
Wartime tryst: Robert Wilkinson had a secret affair, sending Gabrielle Tally at least six cards and letters over 18 months.
Three green lights for landing ...
Kent Terrace pedestrian crossing - Existing view
Ballooning pioneer Brian Boland of Vermont, USA inflates his balloon at the launch of the Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta in Masterton today.
An artist's impression of what the Shipwreck Heritage Institute could look like.
Emergency services at the scene of the crash.
The Creekfest crowd.
A police officer directs traffic around the area affected by the bomb threat.
Tama Clemett, 3-and-a-half, plays guitar with his mum Emilly Clemett on trumpet as part of the Balkanhistas band.
Ben Mitchell, 9, became the youngest person ever to complete the Karapoti Classic.
Junior shearing winner Hefin Rowlands.
A prime piece of property
An artist's impression of the proposed stadium in Petone.
A more detailed overview of the proposed routes and alternative options. The two preferred routes involve a new road through the Takapu Valley or a widening of SH 1 at Tawa. Both would result in the acquisition of residential properties.
The Kinder Surprises: Anna Zobel, left, Wiebke Liebich and Laura Benecke.
GRAND WINNER: Curtis Pearson, 5, Bede McCullough, 6, Tobey McCullough, 10, Jude McCullough, 8, and Richard McCullough roast marshmallows at sunset alongside the Rangitikei River. The family had spent the day trout fishing. They set the rocky campfire after dinner, aligning with the sunset. Mrs McCullough was delighted with the shot. "I liked the light, as it was getting into the evening."
These fans got especially pixellated for the occasion.
The English team enjoying themselves.
Many of the dolphins came up close to people out on the water.
2014 Wellington Cup Day Fashion in the Field winner Charlotte Morr, centre, with judges, from left Heather du Plessis-Allan, Julia Lilly, Natalie Chan and Sopheak Seng.
AMANDA: "If I could have my kids, I would easily say I would stay in prison, but my kids suffer and that's what's finally made me realise this has to be it."
Fire fighters battle the Petone blaze.
Shark Bay, among the smoke and the scenery of White Island.