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PROTEST: Sarah Marwich talks to Southern Response chief executive Peter Rose.
Emily Trenberth holds the 'mirror' for Gemma Dudson.
Lukas Mullan, age 5, dives in at Halswell Pool.
A STYLISH PAIR: Peter Grooby & Claire Foley winners of the best dress man and woman at NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
HAPPY TIMES: Emma Frapwell, right, had friends over for a champagne breakfast. Kate Sullivan, left, and Maddy Dickson, centre.
DRESSED UP: Cup Day punters impressed this year.
Ryo Aono from Japan.
Kaia De Gold, 2, has a look at some of the farm animals on display at the Rangiora A & P Show.
The NZ Defence Force helicopter working over the Pike River site.
FINAL ORDERS: Team Femme Fatale ahead of the annual Akaroa French cricket match.
MAYORAL CHAINS: Ex mayor Garry Moore congratulates Lianne Dalziel at her home.
LOOKING BACK: Deans Homestead at Homebush.
CAUSE UNKNOWN: Investigators have begun collecting evidence to determine the cause of the fire.
TREASURED: Precious family photos are pulled from the ashes.
Cilla Penny and Sophie Whelan
Ron Davey during Stage Five of the Rally of Canterbury, in the Ashley Forest.
ADORED: Chris Sutherland with Lachie
PHILLIPSTOWN: With an asking price of $179,000, 1/531 Tuam Street needs a $35,000 deposit.
An Alexandra, Central Otago property with an asking price of $495,000 and a land area of 8.8 hectares. There are four bedrooms, and the earth brick and solid plaster house has underfloor heating.
STICKY: Even walking was difficult in places.
BUDDIES: Bailey Baker, 8, and Sophie Toulson, 7, enoying the weather on Luers Road behind Oxford.
POM POM PICNIC: A table is covered in deep snow in Castle Hill.
SNOW DELIGHTS: Eli Hansen, 5, makes the most of a day off school to play at Victoria Park, Cashmere.
HAMMERED DOWN: Wind lifted part of the roof at the Howzat Indoor Sports Centre today.
THE CLEAN-UP: Warrington Liquor Centre manager Harbaldeep Singh clears sandbags after yesterday's downpour.
THE REMAINS: An inspection of the site was carried out this morning.
A tourist awaiting connecting flights sleeps against a fence by the carpark at Christchurch Airport.
FIRST LIGHT: Dawn breaking over the city.
MOORHOUSE AVE: Police stopped cars gathered in the Countdown carpark in the central city.
FREEZING CONDITIONS: South Westland Alpine Cliff Rescue team leader Marius Bron reaches the injured German climber in the crevasse at 2854 metres near the summit of Glacier Peak yesterday evening.
People line up to get into the Ellerslie Flower Show.
Rene Ranger of the Blues
ON THE RUN: Sheep nearby were frightened by the blaze.
REFRESHING: A chick is given water after it's flight down from the mountains.
WITH LOVE: Nichola Lang, left and Nicky Hawker, in Scott Base
CELEBRATE: Zivian Mrkusich, 11, is stoked Yaldhurst Model School is staying.
Natalie Burrell, 16, left, and Sophie Purdie, 16.