Press pictures of the week

00:25, Jun 30 2014
Tai McKenzie
WINNING SMILE: Tai McKenzie, 6, makes the most of the mud at the inaugural Rakahuri Shield Challenge rugby game between Saracens and Ashley at Southbrook Park in Rangiora.
Smith St house fire
UP IN FLAMES: Firefighter battle to control a house fire on Smith St on Tuesday, June 24. The house's occupant managed to flee the fire, while the clouds of smoke set off fire alarms across the city.
Tai McKenzie
MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Homeless Christchurch man "Uncle" and his dog.
Tai McKenzie
TAKING THE PLUNGE: Jacquie Ruth during a swim session held at Jellie Park.
Tai McKenzie
MAKING A SPLASH: Three times Gold Medal winner Darren Liddel gets pushed into the pool by weightlifting Manager Richard Dryde (left) and coach Douglas McConnell.
Tai McKenzie
MY HERO: Spiderman, one of the superheroes that visited the Childrens Ward, abseils down the outside of the hospital past some children in Christchurch Hospital giving a high five to Benjamin Beattie, 2.

A dramatic house fire on Smith St and a group of superheroes making a flying visit to Christchurch Hospital's children's ward are among the photographic highlights of the week.

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