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Hundreds of people attended this year's Hokonui Country Music Festival in Gore.
Times' chief photographer Robyn Edie captures the fun at the HMNZS Wellington open day at Bluff.
The mass start in the rain of the 20 and 30km mountain bike section.
Crowds gather as Relay for Life begins.
West Indies players celebrate after catching out Whitefern Sara McGlashan.
The finish-line of the Masters 1 men 10km Scratch race, from left, Michael White first, Brendan Akeroyd second and Craig Domigan third (Mid south canterbury).
SPECIAL HISTORY: Professionals MacPherson Realty real estate salesman Tim Frampton looks over the Russel St property that was renovated in 2007 to raise money for Hospice Southland and is now up for sale again.
POSH PLANS: Organisers of the Kids South Home and Garden Tour, Ray White real estate agent Jack Fraser and office manager Jackie Thomas, at one of the homes that will be part of the tour. One thousand tickets are available with profits from the tour to go to the new Ronald McDonald Family Room at Southland Hospital.
Tai Avatea cooks up Rukau and Pork with a tropical taste at the Southern Wild Food Festival.
Stan Walker performs at the Classic Hits Winery Tour 2014.
UP THE ROAD WITH A PADDLE: French tourist Pierre Basel was hoping for some southern hospitality when, with his worldly possessions, 1 kayak stuffed with what would normally be in a traveller's backpack - he attempted to hitch-hike from Te Anau to Kingston. For the past four months, the ambitious European has been kayaking down New Zealand's pristine waterways, hoping to finally rest up in Glenorchy. However, Mr Basel found himself marooned on dry land after unsuccessfully navigating his way to a river.
SGHS annual sports day, (where the pupils dress up in their house colours), held at Surrey Park grounds, Invercargill.
Student Tharaka Vishvanath tests his skill on the mechanical bull during the Southern Institute of Technology's O Week 2014.
Lynyrd Skynyrd performing at the Gibbston gig.
Times' chief photographer Robyn Edie captures the orca stranding near Tuatapere, Western Southland.
HUMMING ALONG: Gavin Millar, of Leeston, competes in the modified class of the tractor pull on the final day of the Southern Field Days in his John Deere 8130 (V8 Cat engine, 4 speed Allison transmission) tractor.
The action, people and tractors captured on the third and final day of the Southern Field Days near Gore.
Pictured, from left, Kassadee Scott-Jarman, 8, and Marshall Jarman-Scott, 7, from Tuatapere, at the Waiau A&P Show.
Hundreds turned out for the annual Surf to City event in Southland.
Jade Unahi and his daughter, Anahera Unahi, 3, hit the water at the Waka Ama Family Fun Day at Sandy Point.
LEFT: Dot Dot Dot performs an acrobatic trick at the 2014 Southland Buskers Festival. (Photo: Supplied) RIGHT: Mr Wizowski at the Southland Buskers Festival. (Photo: JOHN HAWKINS/Fairfax NZ)
Bradley Watson, 14, (left) and Mark Halsey race on lawnmower karts.
Blogger Alana Dixon at the East Side Gallery in Berlin.
Poppy Dickie, 10, in period costume parades Lucy the 18-year-old donkey at the Winton 100th A&P Show.
Jack, 2, Donna, and Henry, 11 months, and Lindsay enjoying sheeps milk ice cream at the Browns Sports Day on Saturday.
Pauline Wood, left, and her parents, Alex and Yvonne Wood at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
In the Bavarian mountains - this is as close as we got to a White Christmas!
Hunter Gough, 11, wins his two lap race at the Tuatapere Sports Day on Wednesday.
Fireworks light the sky over Lake Te Anau to bring in the new year. Thousands turned out despite the rain to celebrate at the towns Lion Park where a large bonfire and entertainment took place.
Mark and I being cheesy tourists, and getting a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
130 and 132 Gimblett Place.
Devon Williamson, 2, on his scooter at the Christmas parade on Sunday.
Santa meets Beth Dalley, 4, as he travels with Rosco Gaudin in the Te Anau Santa Parade on Saturday.
Troy McAlister, of Winton, finishes second in the 2013 Luxmore Grunt.
Pictured receiving his 28-year clasp is Sergeant Wing-wah Ng with District Commander Superintendent Andrew Coster, left, and Wing-wah Ng's wife Paula.
NZ Hill climb champs held on Bluff Hill on Thursday, pictured riders coming back down the hill between races.
Times' reporter Jamie Searle capture the action and behind-the-scene moments at the Riverside Speedway.
Archie Body, 9, and his Dorper lamb Blackie at the West Otago A&P Show.
Times' photographer Nicole Gourley captures the HMNZS Canterbury while it was stationed in Bluff.
Images from the celebration in Tuatapere mark the Southern Scenic Route's 25 years.