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GOLDEN TRIO: Maddie the golden retriever, Kevin Manchester, and Renault 8 Gordini.
A number of Timaru people caught photos and footage of a dramatic fire at a Sanford coolstore at the Port of Timaru.
SMOKE ON THE WATER: Evidence of fire at a Sanford's cool store can be seen from Caroline Bay.
HOME COMFORTS: A Kyle hut being towed by a tractor was the perfect mode of transport for ball attendees Ethan Andrews, left, Tayla Westaway, Billy Foster, Hannah Vandergeest, Emma Sparks, Bradley Powdrell, Sam Roberts and Nick Carter.
RISING HIGH: Roncalli lock Adam Beck takes the lineout, despite the efforts of Timaru BHS lock Amato Fakatava to stop him.
CELEBRATIONS: Brothers Terry Eathorne, left, and Dave Eathorne, right, travelled from Australia to attend the Waimate Rugby Club's 50th Jubilee. They are pictured here with club president Red Cunningham.
RUN FOR GLORY: Jainash Chandi, of Auckland, competes in the 50m sprint at the New Zealand Independence Games in Timaru.
SOLEMN: Air Cadet Corp member Angus Gallagher stands to attention.
WAREHOUSE FIRE: Firefighters attended a blaze at Andar.
PILING UP: Work has started on the Kurow bridges replacement project.
COMING DOWN: Demolition of Waimate's former auction rooms has started. The building at 105 High St was constructed between 1910 and 1919, and closed in July. A danger notice was placed on the building and the veranda was removed after owner Geoff Wallace and the Waimate District Council identified safety concerns. Waimate District Council chief executive Tony Aldens said a section of road outside the building had been closed since the roof had been removed. A mild earthquake or strong wind would cause the building to fall outward, he said.
FEELING THE BEAT: Geraldine residents got the chance to dance on the streets yesterday thanks to a performance by a Sydney band that was in town. Australian Laurie Lowndes and Jennifer Graham of Peel Forest make the most of the music.
GHOST OF VEHICLES' PAST: John Camberlain's 1915 Rolls Royce gets a few adjustments. Pictured from left are John Chamberlain, and Andrew and Bruce McIlroy of Ashburton.
STRIKING: Doreen King takes aim.
BEST IN SHOW: Caelyn Morrison, 4, takes a closer look at John Elm's entry in the poultry section at the Mackenzie Highland Show. The bird was judged best duck at the show.
2002: Mike Wass, of Montana, caught a 17kg (37.4lbs) rainbow trout.
IN THE NEWSROOM: Chief reporter Paul O'Rourke checks in with the Herald's Facebook page.
THEY'RE OFF: Cyclists push off from the start of the Geraldine Bike Challenge at the Orari Racecourse.
ROUGH AND TUMBLE: Luke Hopkinson pins down Jesse Hewitson in the 10 to 13 age group of the South Island Wrestling and Grappling Championships at Roncalli College. Both competitors are from Rangiora.
PEDAL POWER: Michael Broadhead, of Timaru, battles it out with Brisbane team members, from left, Nic Morrisrey and Rupert Goldsmith during the Bike Polo Champs at the Caroline Bay tennis courts.
GLEE: Kara Merriman takes a swing.
GREY SKIES: Plumes of smoke billow up from the a stubble burn-off at Seadown, as seen from the Port of Timaru.
DOING GOOD: Commonwealth Day is celebrated by the Royal Over-Seas League (Rosl) at a monthly lunch held at Seven Oaks, Timaru. From left, Nessie Home, director Lyn Milne, South Canterbury branch president Len Home, and Keith Milne. The league is a self-funded non-profit Commonwealth organisation that supports New Zealand and overseas artists in the onset of their careers through scholarships and performance opportunities. There are six branches nationally with 800 members.
HARD AND FAST: Teams from around the South Island took part in the final South Canterbury polo tournament for this season.
ROUND WE GO: The start of the 18-hour Relay For Life on Saturday.
THEY'RE Off: About 2000 entries line up at the start of the Hadlow to Harbour Fun Run/Walk.
WOW FACTOR: The Martini bar features an impressive lighting display.
MADDY WILLIS, 12: "No, because you still act like a kid and I don't think I'm ready for adult responsibilities yet. She said 15 was a better age to be considered an adult.
BEING COUNTED: Bryleigh Holland completes her census form over breakfast.
GOT IT ALL: Hat, parasol, gloves and fox fur - everything you need to go with a 1930s Studebaker.
SPLITTING WOOD: Adam Lowe, of Hokitika, competes in the 250 Standing event in the Aorangi Axemen's Club woodchopping competition.
NICE RIDE: Nicky Jackson, of Dunedin, arrives at the March Hare event on her Harley Davidson.
KEEP IN STEP: Judge Rod Miller marks competitors in the New Zealand and South Pacific Pipe Band Street as they march along Stafford St.
SPEED CONTROL: Portable speed humps are being used to slow traffic at road works south of Timaru.
KICKING UP DUST: A flock of 1800 ewes droved from the hills south of Tekapo down to the town's saleyards.
ROWING TRANSPORT: Timaru Herald chief photographer John Bisset didn't waste his energy running up and down the shoreline of the 2km-long lake course. Instead he took along his own transport and even condescended to give Herald reporter Jacob Page a lift.
STEADY HANDS: Boat handler Holly Newman takes a break on her post.
IDYLLIC CRUISE: Hawke’s Bay Rowing Club's Julia Trautvetter heads onto the water to train in the open singles.
ATTITUDE: Getting into the groove at the Timaru Girls' High School swimming sports are, from left, Grace Lusty, Harriet McLeay, Elizabeth Bell and Abbey Jones, dressed in style for the competition at CBay.
EARLY START: A couple of crews were up early as the sunrise hit Lake Ruataniwha on the second day of the New Zealand Rowing Championships at Lake Ruataniwha.
LINE UP: The odds are with anglers keen to catch a salmon near the new Southern Sockeye Salmon farm near Twizel. There have been plenty caught, with some anglers saying a large number of salmon have escaped into the canal.
PLENTY TO DO: Hawkes Bay's Hamish Boult returns the sculls after completing his race.
FUNDS RAISED: Phillipa handing over the US$8000 to Dr Pradhan, the founder of Sewa Kendra Leprosy Relief. The money was raised from a charity ride.
REDDY FOR LOVE: Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki staff dressed up for Valentines Day - including lifeguard Ray Hermens. Other decorations were put up as part of efforts to raise money for the heart Foundation and will remain until Sunday. Donations will be accepted for the Heart Foundation for Heart Week.
CHINESE NEW YEAR: Sophie Stuart, left, and Connor Warburton use chopsticks at Waimataitai Kindergarten which was holding a feast to celebrate Chinese New Year, teaching the children about different cultures and different customs.
FR BRIAN FENNESSY: "I was surprised. I think he has personal insight that he is unable to be as effective as he would want to be. I like Pope Benedict he was very pastoral and gentle though a very strong theologian."
Builder Steven Brooks had some little helpers as he built a shed at Glenview Free Kindergarten. Over several weekends Mr Brooks put up the shed at the early childhood centre. The shed was a donation and would be used to keep the centre's tools locked away, he said. The children were "pretty excited" to see it.
CAR CHASE: Pip Sutherland racing in her 1992 Shadetree Special is followed closely by Chris Read in his 1957 Minstral TR3A in the Vintage and Historics race at Levels raceway.
WAKE UP CALL: This photo was taken at 1.37am on Thursday after a car crashed through Fiona Hislop’s King St house in Waimate.
SKILLS: Ewan Duff, of Dunedin, makes pounamu pendants while Jackson and Robertson Stewart, of Maungati, watch.
ACCOMMODATION REVIEWS: Two websites, booking.com and tripadvisor.com, are helpful when searching for accommodation. Always check out the interior room photos and customer reviews on these sites before booking rooms.
TINY CHURCH: The small site will attract a large gathering when St Anne's Church turns 150.
POPULAR PIER: As the afternoon draws to a close and the evening sets in, Santa Monica Pier still exudes a busting energy.
A GREEK PARADISE: An enticing view of one of the many pools at the El Greco Resort from the hotel room meant Kallia and Alex were soon in the pool.
Spellbinding: A spectacular view of the Acropolis from the restaurant, Strofi. The magical evening view was matched by the exquisite Greek food and atmosphere.
MARBLE MAGNIFICENCE: Kallia and Alex in front of Florence's stunning marble church, the Duomo.
FLOATING CITY: The Grand Canal is Venice's main waterway with many different vessels using the route every day.
SAILING: The cruise ship, Seabourn Odyssey, arrives in Timaru.
MIRROR IMAGE: After many years of wanting to make the visit, Sally finally gets to enjoy the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. The light from the windows on one side of the room reflects into the mirrors on the other side, making the room brighter.
HENRY'S HOME: Hampton Court Palace was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey early in the 16th century. It then passed to King Henry VIII, who extended the building.
CLASSIC CAMPER: Matt Gillespie's 1955 Chev campervan.
ROCKSLIDE: Images reveal the extend of a rockfall on Mt Dixon in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park on January 21.
ON GUARD: The fortress moat is in the foreground.
BLACK WATER: Absorbent material is placed in the water to clean the oil spill at Timaru Harbour.
MADE IT: Ashburton's Phoebe Roberts made it to her X Factor NZ pre-audition despite her car breaking down on the way to Timaru.
VICTORY ASSURED: Waitakere's Te Rina Keenan smiles as she crosses the line in the throwers quadrathon 50m dash which saw her win the overall event.
PLAY OF LIGHT: Lights create eerie shadows among the Postojna caves' stalactites and stalagmites.
CAT SEARCH: Volunteers search for Snowflake the cat.