Emanuella de Ruiter
Valerie and John McNaughton
Richie Bocock and Kate Stock
Andrew and Rebecca Osborn
Keith and Pauline Jackson
COOL FUN: Taydin Hill, 20 months, cools off with a splash in the Christchurch Gardens pool on Boxing Day.
Lucas Corcoran, 2, trudges up a sand dune at Oreti Beach, Invercargill.
FRIENDLY: Keo Bouche gets a peck on the cheeck from a friendly cow but warns there are limits to the friendship.
WET AND WILD: Nico Martin and Nathan King cross tracks at the Hokitika River mouth.
WHITEOUT: Mackenzie Norton, 10, and Minty awake to a snowy New Year's Eve at Three Tarn Pass.
HOLD ON TIGHT: Dominic, Kate and Sam hold on for the seabiscuit ride of a lifetime at Kaiteriteri.
BLOW-DRIED: Francesca, Stella and Margaux Hlavac cross Cook Strait, heading back to the Mainland after a North Island holiday.
PURRFECT: Ali enjoys a relaxing cup of tea after a long summer afternoon.
GOT YA: Laylah, 8, gets a faceful.
LONESOME: Nick McGuigan is a lone soul as he takes a dip at Tasman Bay, Motueka.
EYES WIDE SHUT: Simon Anderson carries out a blind tasting of the Mahau Sound water.
BODY BUILDING: Jack pushes the boat out, keeping fit on his holiday at Ligar Bay, Golden Bay.
SAFE: Bruce McLachlan, of Wellington, finds peace and quiet in the children's playpen in Kaiteriteri.
RUB-A-DUB-DUB: Julian Sanderson and Sandra Upston have given up worrying about the West Coast rain, which flooded the creek enough to sail away in a bathtub.
LOOK, I'M FLYING: Jack Williams, 8 months, takes a no-hands approach to trampolining on Boxing Day in Christchurch.
BRAVO: Sam throws a winning shot in a boules match at Paradise Beach.
RACE YOU: Hugh and Lexie Ironside race to the cooling waters at Rabbit Island near Nelson.
TAKING A DIP: Steven and Sophie Dunn at Kaiteriteri Beach.
SPLISH SPLASH: Sophie Cowens, 2, of Rangiora, splashes in a pool of runoff water from a sprinkler.
MUD BROTHERS: James, left, and Thomas Duggan, at Okains Bay.
JUST THE SPOT: Vicki O'Connor finds a relaxing spot with a view.
GOING NOWHERE: Joe Wilson, with passenger Willie, is going nowhere fast at Cable Bay, Nelson.
PEGGED: Hamish MacKay, 12, hangs around at Cooks Beach, Coromandel.
MAKING TRACKS: Holidaymakers enjoy an early-morning walk at Goat Bay in the Abel Tasman.
SPLASHDOWN: Clementina de Ruiter jumps over rock pools at 14 Mile Beach at sunset.
LEARNING PATIENCE: Four-year-old Tom Shaw fishing in te Fraser River near Alexandra in Central Otago.
COOLING OFF: LilidhRuth McDonald loved the water slide at her grandfather's property in Christchurch on Christmas Day.
HOT STUFF: Some overseas tourists enjoy the warmth of a Christmas Down Under at Gillespies Beach, South Westland.
NOT ON MY PATCH: Jayme decides Sumner Beach is no place for seagulls while he is visiting.
CAT NAP: Cali soaks up the summer sun in Nelson.
CAVE MEN: Grandpa Rob and Connot cool off in the Waipara Gorge on New Year's Day.
STARS: At the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia are Anna Lee Anda, JoJo Ting and Laetitia Thullier.
FERN FRIENDS: Niamh and Kayla Webb are tickled by the fronds at Peel Forest.
HOLD ON TIGHT: Lewis Rooney, 4, takes a leap of faith while camping at Omarama.
BEACHED: Nancy Sloane finds a tranquil spot in Abel Tasman National Park.
WET AND WILD: Charlotte Helms, 8, cools off in the sprinkler.
ALL GO: Rachael Phipps enjoys a splash in her own pool in the Ashley River.
OUT TO IT: Rachael Phipps snoozes in the sun at Le Bons Bay on New Year's Day.
HAVING A GO: Great-great nana, 94, gets stuck in as the family play backyard cricket on Christmas day. Using a big ball so she could see it and a runner she scored 17 runs before retiring.
OPEN WIDE: Leo Crawshaw feeds a donkey at Takaka.
CHOOK, CHOOK: Urban chick Harper Brown, 3, meets a rural rooster Russel Crow while on holiday in Hawkes Bay.
SITTING PRETTY: The Kowhai River mouth, south of Kaikoura, proves just the right spot for a picnic. NOTE: This photo has been cropped to fit our gallery. To see the full photo, please see a copy of The Press.
SOLITUDE: Fred Day fishes in peace and quiet at Hakatere, near the mouth of the Ashburton River.
MUDLARK: Tobias McKee, 20 months, loves the feeling of mud squishing between his toes in the Mackenzie Country.
CLEAR AS MUD: Thomas Ludemann of Darfield snorkels in a puddle at Lake Lyndon.
IN THE COOLER: Morgan Liliana Thomas cools off in the ice bucket.
MERMAIDS: Tracy and Jayde photograph themselves underwater.
SPOOKY: Tony, Emily, Nicole, Jono, Steve and Tori have fun making 2010 moon shadows during a camping holiday.
FASTER GRANDDAD: David Rogers tows Kimberly, Jemma and Caitlyn Dickson at Sumner Beach on New Year's Day.
ALL THE RAGE: Every girl loves to accessorise and Tanner Batram looks fab.
POP GOES THE ...: Otis Agnew enjoys his new bubble-making machine in Nelson.
SMILE: Molly Clark, of Lincoln, tries out her new camera on Christmas morning.
SLIM PICKINGS: It's bread and water for little Lucie.
SHOOTING THE BREEZE: Puddling about on the Avon yesterday.
BOYS WILL BE BOYS: Tom Smith, left, and Jackson Wills, both 6, after a mud fight in the sandpit.
WORKING THE WAVES: Tabitha Brown tries out the family's new kayak, Granddad's present, at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson.
BLOWING BUBBLES: Leah Dowling, from Brisbane, has fun in the tub at her grandparents' house in Christchurch on Christmas Day.
UP, UP AND AWAY: Liam Kelly, 8, flies his new glider at Akaroa on New Year's Day.
WAY TO GO: A good book is as relaxing as a dip in the surf at Waikuku Beach.
PROTECTED: Nina Iseli-Adams, 3, has remembered her hat and shoes as she negotiates the shallows of the Thomas River at Castle Hill.
BALANCING ACT: The photographer's wife, Sharne Clarke, does and handstand among the lupins near Lake Alexandrina.
FRAMED: Jahan Pitcorn and a sea kayak guide stroll through Cathedral Cove on a stunningly warm Coromandel summer's day.
MORE THE MERRIER: Nana Dale takes a breather in the hammock on Christmas Day with her grandchildren, Isabella, Jake and Alex.
HOUSE JACK BUILT: Jack and Charlie Stewart camp in their backyard.
HOT BRIDE: Newlywed Amanda Jennings enjoys a cream freeze during the heat at Sumner Beach.
PEEK-A-BOO: Taylor Brown, 9 months, enjoys her first camping trip at Hanmer Springs.
HOSED OFF: Marko Balvan cools down under the sprinkler in Christchurch.
STONE ME: Keira McKaskell, 9, enjoys New Year's Day at Birdlings Flat.
YEE-HA: Morgan Carter, 5, and Tim Murdoch, 15, hurtle along in a sea biscuit in Queen Charlotte Sound.
BIG SPLASH: Shane Faulkner, left, helps his son Grayson Faulkner gather speed on his new water slide.
SKY ON FIRE: A glorious sky rings in the New Year in Hanmer.
BATHING BEAUTIES: Crystal, Hayden and Amy Cowens, all 11, enjoy a soak in the spa in Amberley.
A DOG'S LIFE: Boris, a 13-month-old Siberian husky, grins for the camera.
TAKING A BREATHER: Graeme Palmer found that being Santa is hot work and needed to cool off in the pond at the Miyazu Japanese Gardens in Nelson.
ON A MISSION: Kate and Lucie Vanderpyl pan for gold in the West Coast river.
SUMNERSAULTS: Gerard and Alex Simpson watch after launching Henry Graham into the air at Sumner Beach.
DOUBLE THE FUN: Crystal, left, and Amy Cowens, both 11, enjoy snorkelling at the Waipara River.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: Kelvin Burke enjoys his turn on the water slide on Boxing Day.
NATURE'S GARDEN: Rosa Dunnlogan enjoys the lupins at Klondyke.
JUMP FOR JOY: David Marcijasz, 11, shows his delight at reaching the highest point on the Otago Central Rail Trail.
ENDLESS SANDPIT: Monty Williams relaxes at Waimairi Beach.
RIVER STUDY: Shikha Thakali on a school tramping trip last month.
CHECK THIS OUT: Hannah and Alex Murdoch have fun after a day's tramping.
OTAHUNA TRAIL: Horse trekking on the Port Hills, Christchurch.
PERFECT FIT: Ted Pearson tests his new Christmas scuba gear over breakfast while his wife, Leneke, checks the fit.
WHERE IS IT?: 18-month-old Harrison Gregg, the photographer's grandson cools off on Christmas Day.
BETWEEN OVERS: Alex Bocock finds a good use for the cricket stumps.
TIRING WALK: Meg Rowlands relaxes on the Humpridge Track.
LUXURY: Three abyssinian cats have a lounger each to enjoy the sun.
LUNCH IS READY: The photographer, from Granity, West Coast, writes: "We have many frogs in our pond but this is the first time we have seen one IN a water lily!".
BOMBS AWAY: Di, Rose and John aim to make a big splash a North Beach, on Christmas Day.
JUMP FOR JOY: Ken Pagey ponders about being young again as he watches granddaughter Molly Parker playing dare-devil at North Beach on Boxing Day.
DOWN THE GULLET: While travelling home to Blenheim on Christmas Day Keith and Pauline Jackson stopped to have Christmas dinner. In true Christmas spirit they shared the leftovers with seagulls.
SLAPDASH: Molly Donkin, 4, has a word to say to her Aunty Donna about how to apply sunscreen under the Napier sun.
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