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SWEET RIDE: Brothers (from left) Matthew Harris, 12, Samuel, 9, and Luke, 7, admire a 1946 Chevrolet 15 CWT Pickup at the All American Car day held at the Ascot Park racecourse in Invercargill.
CANTEEN CUT: Aaron Sanson, 13, gets his hair shaved by Tanya Dobson, 12, during a shaveoff for CanTeen at the James Hargest campus market day.
PIE IN THE EYE: Teacher Carla Wilson and pupil Bradley Birse, 12, covered in cream pie at the James Hargest College campus market day.
I CAN SEE MYSELF IN THIS: Caige Clark, 5, of Invercargill, looks at himself in a shiny chrome bumper at the Street Machines Southland all-American day at Ascot Park Raceway. Club committee member Chris Burke said about 165 cars were on display from throughout Southland and as far away as Ashburton. He estimated the day raised about $4000, with all funds raised to go towards the cost of hosting the street rod nationals in Invercargill at Easter.
TRIBUTE TO GOD OF SPEED: Three of Burt Munro's children, John Munro, Gwen Henderson and Margaret Popenhagen, hold a copy of Roger Donaldson's long-awaited book The World's Fastest Indian. The book, which chronicles Munro's achievements, was launched at a function at the Ascot Park Hotel, in Invercargill.
ANNIVERSARY VENUE: Shakespeare in the Park Charitable Trust member Angela Newell checks out Lazerland, where Shakespeare in the Dark will be held next year. The show is one of two being performed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the highly successful Shakespeare in the Park.
MOBILISED FOR CHARITY: Frank Carter and his wife Ruth pulled in to Wachner Place on November 26 after travelling the country by motorbike to raise money for charity. The trip has taken them two weeks and has raised about $27,000.
PLEASE BEAR WITH ME: Goldilocks and the Three Bears are excited to be taking part in the Southland Santa Parade.
BRING IT ON: Don't mess with me ... juvenile Canada geese face off on a calm Lake Te Anau.
COLOUR ME CLOWN: Southland Christmas clown Jared Gilbertson, 8, gets ready for the Santa Parade in Invercargill on Saturday, November 28. Expected to draw a crowd of thousands, the parade will feature an appearance by Santa Claus and floats of all shapes and sizes. Proceeds will go to Barnados.
MOVEMBER MADNESS: Wicketkeeper Nathan Henderson downs a beer as Michael Diack bats during a fundraiser for prostate cancer in Invercargill.
RIVER OF ADVENTURE: Adventure Southland instructor Jason Holland gives a lesson in river safety to Limehills Primary School year 7 and 8 pupils (from left) Nathan Hammond, Shaun Stodart, Alex Bodle, Brittany McAlister and Michael Goble.
HIGH VOLTAGE: Carrie-Ann Gibson models the World's Fastest Bizarre Bra, which is full beam at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery. The bra was made by Vickie Hearnshaw and Bex Morris, of Christchurch, for the Bizarre Bra section of the 2008 World of Wearable Art show in Wellington and has been given to the Southland Museum and Art Gallery. Inspiration for the design was The World's Fastest Indian movie, with the bra constructed entirely out of motorcycle parts, including spark plugs and a fuel tank.
CAN ONLY TRY: Salvation Army Invercargill community ministries facilitator Maureen Yeates with some of the items that will be handed out in food parcels. The number of food parcels being handed out has increased dramatically throughout the region.
SLIPS ARE SHOWING: Snow melt and rain have added to Milford Sound's many waterfalls, creating picturesque scenery for visitors but also causing minor slips. Department of Conservation said seasonal snow melt had loosened rocks and soil in some parts of Fiordland National Park but were a normal occurrence for this time of year.
HOW DOTH YOUR GARDEN GROW? St Teresa's school held an official opening of their school garden in Bluff. From left are Sebastian Johnson, 6, Georgia Eruera, 6, Maddison Neilson, 10, and Aaliyah Leask, 6.
WHEEE! Children play at the Ngai Tahu Hui-a-Tau, held at Oraka Aparima Runaka Marae in Colac Bay, near Riverton.
SAFETY CHECK: Southland Christmas Parade helper Ivan Baldwin gives bikes to be used in Saturday's Santa Parade a safety check in the lead-up to the big day. Between 25,000 and 30,000 people are expected to turn out for the parade, now in its 10th year. Proceeds from this year's event will go to Barnardo's.
KIDS' CONCERT: Members of the Invercargill Out of School Music Musicianship 1 class performing under the direction of conductor Phil Scowen during the Out of School Music Demonstration Concert at First Church.
FLAXABILITY: Lisa Phillips (front) and ``Blondie'' Lewis (back left), of Te Whanau Arohanui Waitati (Dunedin), weave flax baskets to serve kai in, before lunch at the Ngai Tahu Hui-a-Tau, held at Oraka Aparima Runaka Marae in Colac Bay, near Riverton. They are helped by Winsome Skerrett, of Invercargill, and Tui-Tekauri Bragg, of Bluff.
OFFICIAL BUSINESS: Deputy Prime Minister Bill English greets Southland Boys' High School deputy principal John McKinlay at the official opening of the new Boys' High gymnasium and performing arts centre.
POLISHED ACT: Waimea Plains Railway Trust chairman Colin Smith buffs up the Rogers K92, one of the original Kingston flyers that has returned to its home in Mandeville.
ON A ROLL: Arrowtown Preschool Trolley Derby winner Jason Steed, of Colliers HP Racing, takes the most challenging corner in the event in Arrowtown on Saturday. Hot on his heels is Jason Rapana, of ASB Racing.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HILLSIDE: A cake is enjoyed by the pupils and staff at Hillside Primary School, which celebrated its 10th birthday this month. The children are (left to right) Terri Sinclair, 11, Connor Hamilton, 5, Logan Perkin, 13, and Georgia Cameron, 5.
GOING UP A LEVEL: Southland Boys' High School student Robert Howie, 16, takes a well-deserved break from his exam study as he launches off his home-made ramp at Sandy Point.
SITTING ON THE FENCE: Constable Darren Kidd inspects a car that ended up parked precariously over a fence in Islington St, Invercargill. Mr Kidd said the driver of the car clipped a parked car as she travelled east, veered across the road and crashed into the wall. A section of the concrete wall was levelled.
MINIATURES MAGICIAN: World champion miniature horse trainer Patty Cloke (kneeling) from the United States, holds a training clinic for horses and their owners at the Makarewa Domain. From left are Margaret Lawton and Pazzas; Jessica Lawton, 16, with Wizz (behind); Michael Goodwin (with gig), and Richard Collier, 10, with Great Sensation.
ABOVE THE LAW: The first sheets of roofing iron have been laid on the roof of the Invercargill courthouse. The $10.5 million redevelopment of the courthouse is well under way with a second storey being built to house the family courtroom and hearing room, lawyers' room, justice of the peace room, adjudicators' rooms and public areas. Work began in December and is set to be finished by the end of next year.
KEEP OUT, SUNSHINE: Wyndham School pupils (from left) Rayden Todd, 6, Nadine Martin, 7, Sophie Kingdom, 6, Kendal Wallace, 7, and Abby Bell, 6, pull down the school's new blinds, which were installed to keep the sun off the interactive whiteboards.
CAKE TO GO: Isaac Papps, 3, checks out the cupcakes at the Invercargill Craft Show held at Stadium Southland, in Invercargill.
MINI ADVENTURE: Competitors in the senior youth showmanship section at the Miniature Horse Club of Southland show at the Makarewa Domain, (from left) Jessica Lawton, 16, of Taramoa, with Wizz, Robyn Hall, 15, of Ettrick, with Grace, and Shannon Stark, 13, of Gore, with Matteo.
SHOW TIME: People watch the 2009 fashion show, organised by Sharon Sutherland-Smith of rawblond dzine hair salon, at the Invercargill Masonic Centre.
FOR THE FUN OF IT: Wayne Copeland tries to keep himself on track during the Southland Mountainbike Club's four-hour Funduro at the Sandy Point tracks, near Invercargill.
COOL ... A DAY AT THE BEACH: A lone motorist watches rainstorms passing Oreti Beach, near Invercargill. Weather forecasters predict the cold weather will last for the rest of November.
FINISHING IS A PLUS: NCEA level two students (from left) Holly Sinclair, Belinda Woodward and Rebekah Hensman celebrate the end of their first exam, maths, at Wakatipu High School.
GOOD KAI: Invercargill-born Japanese singing superstar Jay'Ed enjoys muttonbirds with his Japanese film crew during a brief visit to his home town.
THE EYES HAVE IT: Southland Institute of Technology student Lucy Hutton puts the final touches to model Haylee McCallum's makeup at Chrysalis Graduate Platform 2009. The evening featured fashion, music, performing arts, digital media and animation, involving about 70 students.
SAY HI: Taxi driver Miki Thompson with Southland's first hybrid taxi.
THE HAUL: Victorious Hawea man Justin Foster (right) shows off the rainbow trout that won him first overall prize for the heaviest fish in the Lake Hawea Motor Inn annual fishing competition. He is with fishing mates Aldo Spillane (left) and Grant Crotty.
SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT: Two hockey fans try to keep warm during Thursday night's Black Sticks match against China. Atrocious weather conditions during the World Cup qualifier hockey tournament in Invercargill have hindered attendance.
PAWS FOR HELP: Rachael Emington (left) with Billy, Rebecca Pine with Smokey the kitten and Jo Weir with Kujo collect for the SPCA outside Tatler in Queenstown. They were part of a team of volunteers collecting for the SPCA's annual appeal and promoting an SPCA fundraiser, A Pet Is Not Just For Christmas, to be held at Tatler Restaurant and Bar on December 4.
OVERNIGHT HANDIWORK: The outside of Southland Girl's High School in Invercargill, where year 13 students decorated the grounds before their final assembly.
ACT OF PROMOTION: Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts students Elizabeth Murphy as Aunt Daisy, and Stephen Tonkin as Barry Crump, promote Rural Heritage Day in Esk St. Rural Heritage Day takes place between 10am and 4pm on November 21 at Donovan Park in Invercargill, and will feature performances by SIT dramatic art school students.
CELEBRITY SHEEP: Shrek is mobbed by Southland schoolchildren. Shrek has been in Southland to promote Dust to Gold: The Inspirational Story of Bendigo Station, Home of Shrek, a book about the iconic Central Otago station where he was found in 2004, burdened by 27kg of wool.
UNDER THEIR WING: A picture of the old Invercargill Garrison Band is projected on a screen as the Ascot Park Hotel Brass Band plays during the Alex Lithgow Memorial Concert in Invercargill.
SO MUSH TO CHOOSE FROM: Shirley van der Voort chooses her favourite mushroom with the help of stallholder Vauna Turner at the Roxburgh and District Arts Society GardenArtz event in the grounds of the Lake Roxburgh Lodge.
SWEET TREAT: Cake decorator Jean Kirby, of Seaward Downs, admires an icing plaque at the New Zealand Cake Decorators Guild national conference in Invercargill.
HARD RIDE: Artist Wayne Hill with one of the motorbikes that will be on show at an exhibition at the Riverton Art Centre from today.
LOOK THE PART: Rural Heritage Day organiser Cathy Macfie with H&J Smith mannequins promoting the Elvis and Marilyn competitions to be held at the November 21 event.
SEA, MOUNTAINS, SEE CASTLE: Glen Peek and Avis Foote, of Havelock, admiring some of artist Len Castle's pottery at his exhibition Mountain to the Sea at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition runs until November 29 and includes about 60 ceramic pieces inspired by New Zealand's landscape. The artworks are accompanied by poems by some of the country's leading poets including Bluff resident and poet laureate Cilla McQueen.
THESE GUYS ARE FIREWISE: Alexandra Primary School year 1 pupils spent the day making paper fireworks. The youngsters were taught firework safety and some history about Guy Fawkes and the plot to blow up the British Houses of Parliament in London on November 5, 1605. Fireworks were fashioned from cardboard and coloured paper, with staples provided by their teacher Terry Davies. The children provided the sound effects.
AUCKLAND-BOUND: Winton School teacher Julie Mynes with pupils Hannah Burgess, 10 (back left), Fiona Gray, 11, and Taylah Jardine, 11, check out the web page that got them into the finals of a TVNZ multimedia competition.
STOCKED UP: Arrowtown chief fire officer Garry Hall is getting ready for a community fireworks display.
READY TO GO OFF: Tony Wohlers with an armful fireworks to entertain the kids on Guy Fawkes night.
CHOP, AND CHANGE CHANNELS: Southland Times reporter Shane Cowlishaw gets a trim from Modern Men's Barber owner Liza Dermody while watching a Muay Thai match on television. The barbershop is strictly men-only.
FAB FOUR: Year 13 James Hargest College students, from left, Harrison Fellowes, Daniel Redmond, Thomas Halland Ben Cuff, whose collective brainpower won them second prize in the quest to find New Zealand's Next Top Engineering Scientist.
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