Fairfax Visual Journalists' Best Photos May 2014

New Building on corner of Victoria St and Salisbury St, Christchurch.
New Building on corner of Victoria St and Salisbury St, Christchurch.
Anton Wanderer on World Goth Day, Hamilton.
Anton Wanderer on World Goth Day, Hamilton.
Dave Chaddy Chadfield was selling his business Happy Chaddy's Charters.
Dave Chaddy Chadfield was selling his business Happy Chaddy's Charters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee Lisa Bazalo at D4 Irish pub.
Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee Lisa Bazalo at D4 Irish pub.
Skeptic Gold at the Fork and Brewer.
Skeptic Gold at the Fork and Brewer.
Otago Highlander Buxton Popoali'i displayed his heart surgery scars.
Otago Highlander Buxton Popoali'i displayed his heart surgery scars.
Sci-fi /zombie author Paul Mannering at the Wrights Hill gun emplacements, Karori, Wellington.
Sci-fi /zombie author Paul Mannering at the Wrights Hill gun emplacements, Karori, Wellington.
Richard Tyson on opening day of duck shooting season at a Fish & Game pond near Pokeno.
Richard Tyson on opening day of duck shooting season at a Fish & Game pond near Pokeno.
Brian Minto, left, and Joseph Parker at Nelson Airport.
Brian Minto, left, and Joseph Parker at Nelson Airport.
Dave Seymour at the church of the Nazaren, Hamilton.
Dave Seymour at the church of the Nazaren, Hamilton.
Christine Julia Booth and Phanton Roy Snow, Phantom of the Opera, Founders Theatre, Hamilton.
Christine Julia Booth and Phanton Roy Snow, Phantom of the Opera, Founders Theatre, Hamilton.
Hospice - Nurse Cathy Mills (back) assists while Tania Merrilees helps her mother  Diane Blackburn sit down.
Hospice - Nurse Cathy Mills (back) assists while Tania Merrilees helps her mother Diane Blackburn sit down.
Hospice - Diane Blackburn attended by her daughter Tania Merrilees (L),
nurse Cathy Mills (R) and Karen Horan (back right).
Hospice - Diane Blackburn attended by her daughter Tania Merrilees (L), nurse Cathy Mills (R) and Karen Horan (back right).
Hospice care. Karen Horan (left) assisted her mother Diane Blackburn.
Hospice care. Karen Horan (left) assisted her mother Diane Blackburn.
Nelson Suburbs keeper, Cameron Thomas.
Nelson Suburbs keeper, Cameron Thomas.
Berger makes the cut.
Berger makes the cut.
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.
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.
Katy Allen (12) chained herself up for the 40 hour famine.
Katy Allen (12) chained herself up for the 40 hour famine.

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

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

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