GOING FAST: Kings Fish Market general manager Greg King with some of his frozen oysters. The fresh ones are all gone after another bumper Bluff oyster season.
BUY THE BOOK: You're never too young to start reading three-year-old Kendra Harness, of Gore, is engrossed in a Sesame Street book during the Gore Pakeke Lions Club annual book sale. In its 23rd year, this year the money would go towards a new X-ray machine for Gore Hospital.
EVEN PLASTIC IS FANTASTIC: Daffodil Day collector Pam French pins a flower on Invercargill City Council parking warden Paul Stenton during the Cancer Society's annual appeal.
MUCH APPRECIATED: Volunteers Mary and Simon Stamers-Smith brave chilly and wet weather in downtown Queenstown seeking donations for the Cancer Society's annual daffodil appeal.
INSIDE LOOKING OUT: Artist Narene Lucas, right, shows Kym Lake and Britt Hoffman one of her paintings at an exhibition at the Southland Education building (formerly the WEA building). About 200 people visited the combined two-day exhibition, which included artwork by Lucas, Karen Pringle, Fiona Michels, and Jill Howie.
WEE THREE UNDER THE SEA: Busy Bees playgroup held a special Under the Sea day. Enjoying a special visit from Joy the Jellyfish were, from left, Petra Keith, 2, Rachel Rees, 19 months, and Tyler Kennard, 10 months.
PURRRSONAL ATTENTION: Queenstown Cat Rescue co-founder Julia Milley with her grandson Shane Milley and some of her wild feline friends.
GETTING READY: Cancer survivor Diane Sellwood takes a break from delivering daffodils in the lead-up to Daffodil Day.
MOO MOOS POOS: Central Southland College students Troy McAlister, left, 15, and Hugh Baird, 14, with their entry at the Southland Science and Technology Fair.
UP, UP AND AWAY: A hot air balloon, with Coronet Peak in the background, makes the most of pristine early morning flight conditions in the Wakatipu basin. Piloted by Hugh McLellan, the Sunrise Balloons flight took 11 passengers from Millbrook Resort to Lake Hayes Estate.
STICK WITH ME, KID: Wakatipu Land Search and Rescue dog handler Brent McDonald with rescue dog Ella, left, and rescue-puppy-in-training Honi.
Coronet Peak Skiers riding the Meadows chair lift with the Remarkables and the view to Kingston in the distant back ground.
RARE SIGHT: A rare native white heron (kotuku) visits the Invercargill estuary to fish along the tide near the estuary walkway.
COLOURFUL: Melanie Lange all set to enjoy a perfect day on the Remarkables skifield in her colourful hat.
IT'S JUST NOT CRICKET: Queens Park Croquet Club president Wendy Baker, left, chats with secretary Anne Raynes at the club's green.
PIECE OF CAKE: Margaret Horman, left, and Lynne Cuckow had the job of cutting the cake at a luncheon celebrating the 100th anniversary of District Nursing in the south.
FLYING HIGH: A would-be superman flying with his snow scooter at the Remarkables skifield.
GAME ON: The Remarkables skifield base at Queenstown, site of the freestyle and slopestyle 2009 New Zealand Winter Games
HITCH A RIDE: The Sugar Bowl chairlift at the Remarkables skifield.
SCHOOL SPIRIT: St Joseph's School pupils Daniel Balloch, left, and Alena Saili raise the school's new Southland Spirit of a Nation flag on its new flagpole. The two pupils led the school in raising the funds to buy the flagpole and flag.
A TOUCH OF GLASS: James Hargest College pupils Toyah Binns and Brad Mackay-Chilton with some of the glass bottle drinking glasses they have made as part of the Lions Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme. The pair are among 11 pupils who have formed the company Glass Act, fashioning drinking glasses out of recycled glass bottles. The glasses cost $18 for a set of six and can be ordered through Glass Act.
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: Collegiate goalie Chris Thompson watches on as his team-mate Tony Mennell, right, tries to retain possession during a challenge from Gore High School's Michael Burgess. Collegiate came back from a goal down in the second chance semifinal to win 2-1 and book a place in the final against Phoenix.
NOVICE TO THE FORE: James Hargest College’'s Julia van Eeden competing in the individual female year 9-10 open novice category of the southern regional aerobics and dance championships.
AIRBORNE: Southland Girls' High School's Elise Scott competing at the southern regional aerobics and dance championships.
TAKING AIM: This red-billed seagull finds the perch on top of the anchor chain sculpture at Stirling Point, in Bluff, a little crowded.
KIDS CAN HAVE FUN: Shakayla McDowell, 7, receives a friendly hug from Harry Hippo at The Big Night In Telethon.
PRETTY NICE STUFF: Busy bargain hunters Margaret Dale and her mother-in-law Adrienne Dale, of Wyndham, at the Woodstock Loft store's Monster Garage Sale at the Dacre Hall on Saturday.
BOYS HIGH: Southland Boys' High School student Redcliffe Peseta is lifted into the air as he and his Fob Squad team-mates prepare for the year 9-13 dance discipline of the Southern Regional Aerobics and Dance Championships.
WISE INVESTMENT: New River Primary School pupils led by June Lafoga, front left, and Shayton Anderson-Barrett, right, both 8, test out new high-visibility vests. The school received 250 vests at a discounted price of $3.50 each after a subsidy from the Community Trust of Southland. Teacher Giana Larson said New River was the second primary school in Invercargill to get the vests under an initiative to provide them in all Southland rural schools. The vests were part of a focus on road safety the school was running during the term, she said.
HATS OFF: My Fair Lady director Bryan Aitken fluffs up some of the plumage on the hats worn in the Ascot races scene, which features some of the more spectacular costumes.
OUT OF THE VAULTS: Invercargill librarians Jill Harper, left, and Lyndsay Tautari with the Play School clock in the library's archive.
AWESOME FOURSOME: Calvary Hospital residents Teresa Riordan, Fay Kimble, Agnes Corkhill and Molly Bradshaw, won an art competition at the diversional therapists national conference in Wanganui. The artists, who all say they are too old to remember their age, won first prize with an entry depicting the heads of four elderly male Calvary residents on the bodies of four young rugby players, sitting around drinking beer after a game.
MODEL ROSE: New Zealand Rose of Tralee Lisa Monaghan, of Invercargill, preparing to model the 21 dresses and eight pairs of shoes she will wear to compete in the International Rose of Tralee competition at the Festival of Kerry, in Ireland, this month.
UNDERSTUDY: Paul Watts, of Speedy Signs in Invercargill, looks to be getting a private peek at Black Stick Honor Dillon’'s new Jockey underwear, with All Black boyfriend Dan Carter looking on oblivious. Actually, he is attaching a billboard to the display window at H & J Smith in Kelvin St. The Jockey campaign titled ‘‘Get Ready’’ will run until December. It is the fifth time the champion first-five has donned his Jockeys for the camera.
ON HIS BEAT: Police Senior Constable and youth education officer Fenton Herrick talking with Katie Cameron, in blue, as Olivia Horton, left, and a group of five-year-olds at Myross Bush School look on. Mr Herricks image will represent police youth education in the New Zealand Police Museum in Porirua.
DOING THE DIRTY WORK: Southsweep Chimney Services owner Scott Sisson hard at work.
FUNNY LOT: Clowns, from left, Mackenzie Flannery, 9, Katie Forde, 9, and Katie Bowman, 11, at the Repertory House Youth Play Ernie's Incredible Illucinations.
DOGGONE: Year 8 James Hargest College students Peter Hamilton and Alan Cloake testing the remote control duck retriever they entered in a science fair at the school.
CHANGE OF FOCUS: Colin Winter, finally putting his feet up after 50 years with SBS.
DIG THIS: Peter Robson guides his team of morgan horses into second place in the horse teams section of the Waimea Plains Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club ploughing match.
SMOKIN’' JOE: Giant Stags lock Joe Tuineau has a surge with the ball as Waikato first five-eighth Sam Christie tries his best to stop him during their Air New Zealand Cup game in Invercargill.
HOWDY AUDI: Alexandra driver Andrew Hawkeswood in action in his Audi Quattro replica at the Catlins Coast Rally.
QUICK BITE: Clinton's Derek Ayson, left, and his navigator Greg Scott grab some lunch between stages in the Catlins Coast Rally.
TRY!: Edendale centre Daniel Webber gets cheered on as he scores his team's only try in the division two rugby championship win over Star at Edendale.
GUARD OF HONOUR: Pallbearers carry the casket of former Queens Piper and Southland piping stalwart Lang Morton after his funeral in Invercargill on Saturday. From left, grandson Lachie Morton, obscured, Russell Cooper, brother
Stewart Morton, grandson Ben Morton, Len Diack and nephew Peter Morton.
SHOW OF SUPPORT: Spikers Club members show off the banners they made up to spur the Stags to a gutsy 16-6 win over Waikato during the opening round of the Air New Zealand Cup rugby competition in Invercargill.
ONBOARD: Senator Boats national sales manager Murray Thomson positions one of four boats his company exhibited at the Southland Boat Show, in Invercargill.
ONE OF A KIND: Stags centre Kendrick Lynn with his own Spikers Club playing card in the leadup to the first Air New Zealand Cup rugby game in Invercargill against Waikato.
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