Fairfax Visual Journalists' Best Photos May 2014

02:09, Jul 10 2014
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Katy Allen (12) chained herself up for the 40 hour famine.
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Brian Minto, left, and Joseph Parker at Nelson Airport.
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L-R ManaLeader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Hone Harawira and Internet Party Chief Executive Vikram Kumar announce the outcome of the negotiations between the two parties to form an alliance ahead of the upcoming general election.
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Richard Tyson on opening day of duck shooting season at a Fish & Game pond near Pokeno.
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Maori and Pasifika graduates are honoured with ceremonies to acknowledge the special place the students have at Massey University. Whanau of a graduate perform a haka.
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Berger makes the cut.
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Hospice care. Karen Horan (left) assisted her mother Diane Blackburn.
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Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee Lisa Bazalo at D4 Irish pub.
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Skeptic Gold at the Fork and Brewer.
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Nelson Suburbs keeper, Cameron Thomas.
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Dave Seymour at the church of the Nazaren, Hamilton.
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Sci-fi /zombie author Paul Mannering at the Wrights Hill gun emplacements, Karori, Wellington.
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Protesters outside R18 shop to protest the sale of legal highs and synthetic cannabis. Joining the protest was Jesse Murray (17) who is addicted to synthetic cannabis.
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Christine Julia Booth and Phanton Roy Snow, Phantom of the Opera, Founders Theatre, Hamilton.
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Dave Chaddy Chadfield was selling his business Happy Chaddy's Charters.
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Anton Wanderer on World Goth Day, Hamilton.
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New Building on corner of Victoria St and Salisbury St, Christchurch.
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Hospice - Diane Blackburn attended by her daughter Tania Merrilees (L), nurse Cathy Mills (R) and Karen Horan (back right).
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Hospice - Nurse Cathy Mills (back) assists while Tania Merrilees helps her mother Diane Blackburn sit down.
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Otago Highlander Buxton Popoali'i displayed his heart surgery scars.

Here is a selection of Fairfax visual journalists' best photos for May 2014.</>

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Truman Carrol makes a jump at the second annual FMX event at the Palms shopping mall, Christchurch.
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Orienteering competitors Jodie and Nathan Fa'avae with their children Zephyr, 9, left, Tide, 7 and Jessie,11, taking part in the Metlink City Safari.
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Fraser Dovell, 17 from Sydney heads out for his heat at the ASP Pro junior surfing competition at Fitzroy beach.
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David Nyika preparing for a fight off for a position in the Commonwealth Games boxing team.
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Feilding player Luther Hirini dives over the line to score a try during a Feilding High School vs New Plymouth Boys High rugby game.
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20th Anniversary of Waka ama Regatta, Raglan.
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Selwyn Schools "tough kids" competition involving an urban assault course in Rolleston.
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Craig (R) and Ben Oliver competing in the Oceania Mountain Bike Championships at Mt Hutt.
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Anton Devcich (L), BJ Watling and Trent Boult do sprint training with Chris Doaldson at Porritt Stadium, Hamilton.
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Nelson Suburbs Ryan Stewart, left congratulates Ben Wright on scoring Suburbs first goal in the football game against Ferrymead Bays during the Robbie's Premier Football League game at Saxton Field.
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MSP's Valentine Meachen celebrates during the Swindale rugby shield game - MSP vs Tawa.
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Silvana Lima from Brazil - winner of the Port Taranaki Pro ASP Women's 6-Star qualifying series, NZ Surf Festival at Fitzroy Beach.
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Pulse player Irene van Dyk and Magic player Leana de Bruin in the Central Pulse v WBOP Magic ANZ Championship Netball at Te Rauparaha Arena.
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Tim Nanai-Williams dives in to score a try during the Waikato Chiefs v Auckland Blues at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth.
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Hawaiian Bethany Hamilton signing autographs for fans at Port Taranaki Pro ASP Women's 6-Star qualifying series, NZ Surf Festival at Fitzroy Beach.
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Passangers wait in the Hamilton Airport terminal as fog delayed outbound flights.
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MilkDrop directors Matteo Bordini, left and Raffaello Sirri, with mozzarella and ricotta cheeses they have made.
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Wellington Zoo resident vet Serena Ferguson checks the teeth of a Capuchin monkey in The Nest Te Kohanga animal hospital while St Michaels School pupil Faytra Faafoa, 10, looks on with her classmates.
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Last night of Legal Highs before government action to make them illegal.
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Peg Griffin, left, 110, enjoyed a birthday celebration at the Kapiti Rest Home with Betty Kebbey, 80.
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Adelaide with her mother Laurel Ketel.
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Funeral of Carmen Rogers. Carmen's daughters and husband L to R Nouveau, Che & Teal Rogers.
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Kawai Street resident Bevan King with the Dalek letterbox he made from bits and pieces.
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William the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge while on tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim. William sits in the cockpit of a vintage biplane.
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Royal New Zealand Air Force Flight Lieutenant Simon Isemonger inverted in a RNZAF Airtrainer aircraft over the Waimea Inlet.
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Graeme Mead was fitted with a dodgy hip replacement (it has since been replaced).
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Veteran Bob Jeanes is supported by his youngest son Fread Jeanes during the 70th Anniversary of the battle of Monte Casino held at the Great Hall at Massey.
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This marine survivor was a pleasure to photograph as he did his Happy Feet dance.
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Iain Clark celebrating his climb up Dunedin's Baldwin St - the steepest street in the world - with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.
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A member of the Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao Kapa Haka group.
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Horses reflected in the stream on their way to the Muster yards during the Biennial Kaimanawa Wild Horse Muster.
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Swiss exchange student Michelle Sueess playing the trumpet at the Taranaki secondary schools orchestra day, Spotswood College.
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Jessie Carson aerialist/acrobat with "Circus Aotearoa".
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Victoria University graduation parade.
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Senior Constable Andrew Grylls Thomas with new police dog "Earl".
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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim. Kate posing for Sir Peter Jackson.
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Willie Apiata at the Limited Service Volunteer graduation at Trentham.
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(L-R) Ngaire Lambourne is comforted by Evelyn Richter during a Workers Memorial day which was marked by a funeral procession from the railway station to parliament, Wellington.
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Forensic police officer at a murder scene.
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Firefighter Alana Murphy attending a fire in Stoke, Nelson.
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House fire on Ngamotu Road, New Plymouth.
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A 73-year-old man was taken away from the scene of a fire on Main Rd, Stoke.
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An elderly woman rescued by Emergency services at a house fire, New Plymouth.
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An elderly lady clearing the drains outside her house after flooding in Christchurch.
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A crash scene where a motorcyclist rode into the side of a 4WD.
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A crash scene where a motorcyclist rode into the side of a 4WD.
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Emergency services at a house fire in New Plymouth.
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Children on a school bus overlooking flooding in Christchurch on their way to school.
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Rescue workers assist injured driver Stephen Sowman after a truck accident north of Murchison.
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A train failed to stop and launched up the concrete buffer at Melling Station, Lower Hutt.
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Smoke from a shed on fire in Whalers Gate.
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Youths pulled over for allegedly doing wheelies in a petrol station while the photographer was on a ride along with police.
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Rescue workers assist injured driver Stephen Sowman after a truck accident north of Murchison.

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