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FLASH DANCE: Jessica Esler-Attewell, left, Tamaya Connolly, Tyron Scott, Logan Jones and Tim Stevens, of the hip hop dance group Step Up 4 Dance, participate in Saturday's flashmob in Timaru.
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.
HELPING OUT: Helpers Kim Dixon, left, and Sue Connelly at the Mountainview High School garage sale.
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.
YOUNG STARTER: Ball boy Olly George, 6, keeps up with the action in the Hamersley Cup match up between Waimate and Harlequins.
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.
INJURY TIME: Celtic lock Matthew Stewart is carried from the field by team-mates and coach Nigel Walsh after suffering a suspected broken leg in teh Hamersley Cup rugby match against Harliquins at Alpine Energy Stadium on April 6, 2013.
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.
Riding the wind, from left, Josh Armit (Murray's Bay), Jack Twomey, (Middle Harbour, Australia), Airi Kawana (Wakatere), and Clement Masson (Noumea) at the New Zealand Optimist Sailing Championships at Caroline Bay over the weekend.
PLAY IN THE DARK: Jamie and Nic Shearer play Monolopy by candlelight during earthhour on Saturday night. The global effort involves cutting lights and electricity use between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to cut carbon emissions.
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.
IN RHYTHM: Angel Ellerbroek performs for the crowd at the Gleniti School's annual fair.
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.
RIDE WITH ME: Students take a ride with Senior Constable Brent Rissman, who was demonstrating stopping distances on the track while travelling at different speeds.
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.
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.
SEALED WITH A KISS: Newlyweds Russell McIntosh and Julie Wood in Timaru Cemetery where they were married alongside the grave of Mr McIntosh's mother, Avis. The couple also visited two other cemeteries to take photos, lay flowers and have a glass of wine at the graves of Julie's adoptive parents, Judy and Graeme Wood, and her brother, Shane Braddick.
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.
BIKES ON THE BAY: From left, Millie Dickson, 8, and Jack Kemp, 6, practise their roadside indications in a bike skills training session for 5 to 10 year olds at Caroline Bay.
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.
RIDING THE TRAIL: Physio and pilates instructor Hollie Marett takes time out to stretch her legs on the Alps 2 Ocean Trail alongside Lake Pukaki.
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.
APPRECIATIVE: A good audience turned out to watch the finalists in the Caroline Bay Carnival talent quest.
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.
ZOOM: Enjoying the 12th day of the Caroline Bay Carnival are (left) Ingrid Aquino, 5, and Allistyre Palaganas, 7.
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.
A LITTLE SHEEPISH: Oakley and Jonty Seeler wait in line with their pet lamb, Teddy, to be judged in the Pet Parade at the Caroline Bay Carnival.
CAT SEARCH: Volunteers search for Snowflake the cat.
QUICKFIRE: One of the shells fired in the Caroline Bay fireworks display caused surprise when it detonated low to the ground.
WATERCOLOURS: Huanglong Valley is famous for its splendid open-air calcified pools and waterfalls.
SUMMER SKI: Ben Barney, rear, from Oamaru and Paul Nevin from Timaru hiked up the West Valley at Mt Dobson Ski Area, behind Fairlie, last week to make the most of the remaining patches of snow from the 2012 ski season and are likely to be back early in the new year to do the first run of 2013.
WINGS: Elizabeth and Doug Harmide take to the sky in their mini-plane at the Timaru Caroline Bay Carnival.
Busy in the kitchen preparing the Timaru Christmas community dinner are Frances Newton and Janie Tewhata.
BEACH FESTIVITY: In 2007 the official temperature reached (a sunny) 18deg C - enough for Jack Devlin, from left, Clara, Bridget, Alister and Denise Watson of Timaru to enjoy Christmas lunch on Caroline Bay.
POPULAR: The Fairlie Pipe Band as it was first known quickly attracted new members and supporters (circa 1914).
CRASH: Cranes were needed to right this truck and trailer unit which overturned on State Highway 1 near Morven.
CLEAN-UP: Howard Atwill unloads his trailer at the Timaru refuse centre at the same time as Jo Hannah and Roger Jackman (background).
UP TO DATE: Bidwill Hospital now has three modern operating theatres.
MOBILE FIND: This password protected Sony Ericsson mobile phone was found near the intersection of Usk and Lindsay streets.
SOUTH CANTERBURY: A map of the region's pastoral runs around 1870 showed they covered large areas.
COLOUR IN MOTION: Vidya Kohle performs a dance routine with other members of Timaru's Indian community for Roncalli year 9 and 10 pupils.
LOST CAMERA: Do you recognise these photos? Please contact the Timaru Police.
WASHING UP: Laura Sadler, 14, was in charge of cleaning vehicles at Woodleys.
STILL GOING STRONG: Girl guiding South Canterbury continues to attract many members. Awards were made at the weekend to the following members: (front, left) Ella Benson, Natalia Johnson, Jessica Rose, Brooke Halliday, Jorja Johnston and Tia McCallum; row 2, Annette Bray (regional co-ordinator), Kinsley Hawkins, Alex Butler-Baird, Lily Goodwin, Natasha Pannett and Sonia Faulkner (National President, GirlGuiding NZ); row 3, Boudine Brown, Emma Webb, Sian Boase, Emillia Tate and Jessica Hydes; row 4, Vicky Taggart, Alexandra Wilson, Hannah Wightman, Maddy Walker-Ibadulla, Jessica Cowie, Mel Haworth and Toni Butler-Baird. Absent: Savannah Quigley, Anna Wilson and Eilish Pierce.
GROWING CITY: Baku lies on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The blue-domed building beneath the towers is the city's main fire station.
WATER WINGS: Timaru Herald reporter Rhonda Markby tests a jet pack on a recent trip to Los Angeles.
FLARE UP: Port and marine staff participate in a safety drill along Timaru's waterfront.
LIGHT SHOW: Craig Perkins, Roncalli College Digital Technologies Manager, supplied this photo of the eclipse.
MAN MADE: Three supertrees beside the Dragonfly Lake in the Gardens by the Bay. In the background is the Flower Dome.
West Hollywood Halloween Festival 2012
HORROR FIND: Kingsdown farmer Peter Grant believes dogs mauled three lambs on his farm.
South Canterbury's Indian community celebrate the festival of Navratri on Saturday night, November 3.
ON ICE: Bob Mortimer, left, and Paul Manson on top of Castle Rock.
83 Terrapin, driven by Dunedin's Stewart Borland.
Richard Willets of Timaru in the Super Motard open.
SPRING CHILL: Parts of South Canterbury received a dusting of snow during the holiday weekend.
STORMY WEATHER: PrimePort chief executive Jeremy Boys: "Obviously with a lot of trade in the world being quite diminished we tend to get affected by that; we tend to bear the consequence of some very high level international companies."
STICKY PROBLEM: Emergency services are working to clean up a molasses spill after a truck and trailer unit overturned on SH1.
Shun Oishi competed in the Intermediate final of the New Zealand Spring Shears at Waimate.
MASTERS GAMES: Veteran runner Ian Mathieson with his niece Marilyn Sewell-Simmons, left, and granddaughter Jemma Mathieson.
MAKING AN ENTRANCE: Johnny ''Smokin'" Small makes sure his arrival is noticed.
FLAG BEARERS: Who are these men and what is their association with the CBA? UPDATE [08/12/2012]: Commenter Rachael Comer identified these men as, from left, Ian Green, Ted Davidson and Bob McConnochie. "Bob was my grandfather and both Ian and Bob were presidents and life members of the Caroline Bay Association,’’ she wrote. ‘‘I think Ted was a life member but not sure if he was ever a president. The flag was always raised on Boxing Day at 11am to open the carnival for another year."
SPRING BLOOM: Dot Thomas's garden is a winner in the South Canterbury Horticultural Society spring gardening competition.
FUN RUN: Competitors in the annual Lovelock Memorial 10km Run and Walk receive a hosing down from a Virtue Ave resident who set up a sprinkler.
DIANA MUSEUM: Althorp's stables look almost grander than the house, at least on the exterior, and are now used to showcase Diana memorabilia.
Crowds at the Let's Celebrate South Canterbury festival held at the Winchester Showgrounds.
LEFT: Brooke Milmine and Gareth Sheard pretend to be giants in a game at The Academy of Performance & Arts Geraldine RIGHT: Netball team Roncalli gold celebrate the end of the season with a picnic near the new aquatic centre.
Gavin Wills of Omarama puts a Piper Cub through its paces on the lake at the Wings over water show, held at Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel on Saturday.
Sam Chambers, left, and Jordan McCarthy in a Valiant at the Timaru Boys High school Ball.
Roncalli player Leanna Ryan strikes a goal during the football game against Geraldine at Sir Basil Arthur Park.
Kieryn Morris, 9, from Christchurch, throws the ball to Ace, a football-playing border collie.
SPECTACULAR: This is the view we would have had of Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula if it had stopped raining. I took this photo several years ago when I struck it lucky with the weather.
COOL HEADS: Hayden Blades lets Kelly Aspden give him a trim.
SOGGY FUN: Skiers and snowboarders at Fox Peak try out a snow jump pool.
BRIGHT: Pink blossoms are livening up Timaru streets.
TEKAPO SNOW: Snow settles on Lake Tekapo.
UNDERWATER: David Wade's property was badly affected by the massive rainfall in Timaru on August 8.
MUD BATH: Timaru Boys high school First XV player Marcus Wills tackles with Waitaki Boys Hamish Elliot over the ball in the Waitaki exchange rugby game held at Morrison park.
Shawn Miller working at Jesmond Park on Beaconsfield Rd, gets lambs into shelter.
FLOODING: The Showgrounds BP was forced to close when water from the Taiarakihi Creek overran.
WASHOUT: Gordon Chambers, about 20 percent through lambing, is putting all his lambs under cover.
REMOTE ISLES: Little Skellig in the middle distance viewed from a monastery terrace. The stone structures in the foreground are part of an entry gate.
CLEAN-UP: Raincliff Bridge on Raincliff River is closed.
BOVINE RESCUE: A stock truck rolled on its side east of Cave on Wednesday morning. Police, firefighters and vets were on the scene freeing cattle.
The Temuka River running high after a night of heavy rain.
BET ON A GOOD TIME: Logan Lafai, left, and Tegan Andrew.
A young Daisy Barker
CARRIAGE CHAOS: An estimated 250 passengers were on board the train when it derailed at the Timaru port on June4, 1927. The building at the rear of the photo was the Timaru Rowing Club.
FAITHFUL SERVANTS: Line-up of vintage tractors.
DEEP FREEZE: A hoar frost just outside of Twizel.
TRIBUTE: The Alpine Energy Timaru Brass Band perform the premier of '7.1, ' composed by their conductor Dwayne Bloomfield to commemorate the earthquakes that have afflicted Canterbury since September 4, 2010. The piece was accompanied by photos from the September 4, 2010 and February 22, 2011 earthquakes projected on a screen.
ANCIENT TIMES: Patrick O'Neill and Helene Voisen.
SATORIAL STYLE: Short shorts and long socks were commonplace for men in the early 1990s, as seen in this shot of central Stafford St.
CAN YOU HELP? Do you recognise any of these items? Do they belong to you or can you help reunite them with their owners?
Craighead School Ball. Zac Wilkinson, Rosalyn Williams Dylan Hughes and Kayla Morton in the front
Mackenzie College ball-goers Thomas Bennett, Lydia Kinsman, Jayson Binns, Sakkara McLeod, Georgia Urquhart, Bradley Staley, Christie Whitely and Tim Naisbitt.
Zoe Mehrtens and Cam Smith arrive at the Waimate High School ball.
Roncalli vs Timaru Boys High School Rugby.
Timaru Boys vs Roncalli Rugby
2012 Smokefree Rockquest at the Theatre Royal. Titan
SPACING OUT: Caleb Mitchell gathers distance at the starting of the Yr 7&8 boys race for the Timaru South School Cross Country at the Botanical Gardens.
PLACE OF LEARNING: The Rev A McNeur, left, and Mr JC Hay, right, at the March 28, 1953 laying of the foundation stone for a Sunday school hall constructed by Morven Church.
TOWN TALKING: Some Waimate residents like Donna Archbold, left, and Alison Gillespie are concerned about the lack of information on the two bodies found in a forestry plantation behind the town.
LIGHT NIGHT: Kyron Came and Emma Sparks.
UNIQUE: Chris Oliver admires 'There is only one you' by the YMCA at the Youth Alley art exhibition in the Council Chambers.
RIVER RUN: Members of the Waitaki Branch of Jet Boating New Zealand Craig Wilding and Phil Stovell travel up Rakaia Gorge.
LAS VEGAS STYLE: Rebecca Eaton, Emily Wilson and Cory Harnett.
South Island Eight Ball championships
NO QUITTING: Hayley Davidson, left, and Abby Greaves head towards the finish line.
WOOL QUALITY CHECK: David Sutton, of Waitangi Station, listens to feedback about his ewes from the judges at the yards on his station.
CLEARING SKIES: After a misty start the skies cleared for a fine weekend in Timaru.
SC Sports awards at the SBS Stadium
Pre dinner drinks (L-R) Rob Naylor, Fraser Dunbar and Josh South
SC Sports awards at the SBS centre
INVESTIGATION: Police have cordoned off York St after a man's body was found.
Old Boys play Geraldine at Alpine Energy stadium
Challenging role: Solo mother Mel McLean with her daughter Ruby 3.
ACHIEVEMENT: Marilyn McDonald and her husband Paul spent two years building a dream house.
FINALISTS: William Rooney | Samantha Olley
NOMINEES: Natalie Rooney (Clay Target Shooting) | Tom Walsh (Athletics)
MEETING PLACE: The future of Temuka's RSA is uncertain.
COSY: A housebus sets at the Port Loop park on Caroline Bay.
MISTS HOVER: The mist lifts on the Lost City of the Incas, high in the Peruvian Andes.
STAGE SHOW: Carolyn McAtamney Rasch performs at the 2012 New Zealand Hat and Hair Awards at the Theatre Royal in Timaru.
MAGIC RIDE: Kate Marshall, Connoll Henderson, Chelsea Caird and Jess Jacobs catch a lift to the Mountainview High School ball.
FOR SALE: Temuka shops displaying their stock.
DAWN SERVICE: Bob Iles and Peter Martin lay wreaths at the Anzac Day dawn service at the Timaru Cenotaph on Queen Street.
ALL AMERICAN: Onlookers admire the vehicles on display yesterday.
EXPERIMENTING: The laboratory at the Clandeboye Fonterra open day public tour.
ON PARADE: Rosell Winter marshalled teddy bears and their companions to the Bear Essentials teddy bear parade at the Timaru District Library.
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: A Spaceship rental car collides with a roadside rescue vehicle.
SEA READY: Workmen are dwarfed by the massive propellers of the Titanic as she is prepared for launching.
MAJESTIC SIGHT: Machu Picchu is set high above the Urubamba River.
FLASH WHEELS: Steven Bilyard photographing a 2011 AC Cobra on Saturday at the Tornado Rod and Custom Club.
BAKE OFF: Damon Odey's Hydro Grand cake won the prize.
STARTING OFF: The pipe band herald the parade's beginning
HERALDING THE START: The pipe band lead the way in Saturday's parade.
METHODIST CHURCH: St Paul's in Waimate.
GOOD FRIDAY FOR A WALK: 'Walk of Witness' left the top of Wai-iti Rd and walked with a cross to the Caroline Bay Soundshell.
SUN SETTLES IN: The sun soaks the ridges of the mountains that surround Lake Ruataniwha as the fourth morning of action at the Maadi Cup begins.
DAWN RISERS: Rowers at the Maadi Cup national secondary schools' rowing regatta at Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel today.
STEAM POWER: Images from the South Canterbury Traction Engine and Vintage Steam Club country fair last weekend.
WATERSPORTS: Images from the 2012 Maadi Cup being held Lake Ruataniwha.
NEW RULES: If you're turning right, give way. This rule applies at intersections where two vehicles are facing no signs or signals, or the same signs or signals.
BRIGHT SMILES: Koharu Fukozu, Rika Hirano, Kazusa Yamaki, Yuri Nishisaka, Yuki Kamata and Sumika Yamanaka represent Japan at the Aoraki Multicultural Council's international dinner.
MISTY MYSTERY: A ghostly apparition out on Doubtful Sound.
LINING UP: Images from the Hadlow to Harbour fun run and walk, March 11, 2012.
ICE PLANET: Kiri Evans spent four months on the ice in Antarctica working at Scott Base.
LEADERS: Craighead head girl Sarah Ward, left, and deputy head girl Rebecca Mitchell.
CHRISTMAS CHEER: Aaron Mehlhopt with finance April say hello to their friends and family in Timaru.
STEPPING: Helen Lappin runs alongside her collie, Basil, at the South Canterbury Dog Training Club championship agility and jumpers event.
WATER WINGS: Ikawai girl Kirsten Lemmens, 7, above, watches on as ducks in the Diabetes South Canterbury Rubber Duck Race Fundraiser float by the irrigation run along Arowhenua Rd
FINE FORMATION: Timaru Team Cossie Kaos practice for South Island Leisure Marching at the SBS Event Centre.
YOU CHOOSE: Photo 1
QUICK BUILD: Images taken over the weekend throughout South Canterbury.
GOTCHA: Fairlie children Harriette Herlund, left, Sally Laurenson, Johnny Laurenson and Ted Herlund ambush a Herald photographer.
MAGICAL NIGHT: Images from the Waimate High School Ball.
LIGHT SHOW: The Pink Floyd experience at the Theater Royal.
DRESS-UP FUN: Images from Waimate's Edwardian Festival, March 12.
OAR POWER: Images from the New Zealand National Rowing Champs on Lake Ruataniwha.
YUM: A Strawberry Fare-goer seeks shade under a tree to sample some of the delights on a sweltering day in Waimate.
CUTE BUB: William O'Neill eyes up the camera.
MELLOW SOUNDS: The Black Seeds visit Timaru on their national tour.
GOOD CROWD: Kirsty Scott, left, with Kane and Susi Langdon.
HIGH SHOT: Timaru Boys' High First XV player Willy Wright receives a high tackle from Waitaki Boys' High School player George Bell.
SUPPORT: South Canterbury turned out in support of Allan and Jean Hubbard in the form of a March last week.
COLD SHOCK: Swimmers brave Lake Tekapo for a midwinter dip.
GOT SOUL: A contestant serenades to crowd at the Timaru Smokefree Rockquest 2010.
CHILLY RIDE: The Brass Monkey rally at Idaburn Dam, Oturehua takes place in chilly conditions.
BREAK OF DAWN: The Memorial Cenotaph in the early hours of Anzac Day.
READY TO GO: St Paul's Collegiate rowers from Bay of Plenty in the A final of the boy's under-18 eights at the Maadi Cup
POOL PLANS: Plans of what the Caroline Bay aquatic centre should look like. Note, images have been cropped to fit, but can be seen at the Timaru District Council website at www.timaru.govt.nz
BUCKING SADDLES: Wade Seeds of Australia competes in the open saddle bronc at the Waimate Rodeo.
WINSOME: Adam Butler charms the camera.
HAT ART: Occidental Fantasy is Timaru's Meg Parkin's contribution.
HAIR ART: First time entrant Janine Jansen, of Christchurch, won the North hair art section with Journey to the North.
HAIR ART: 'Akemi - bright and beautiful' was designed by Jennie Hasler-Jacobs, of Balclutha.
HAT ART: Jan Osborne's Colourful Culture catches the eye.
FLYING HIGH: Tom Young and Bjarne Frederiksen take to the skies at the New Zealand Motocross Championships, held near Pleasant Point during the weekend.
SPECIAL PLACE: Statue of Our Lady on Apparition Hill (Podbrdo Hill) where she first appeared to the six children in June 24th 1981.
HIGH CLIMBER: Twizel's Shaun Norman takes a look at Aoraki/Mt Cook, a mountain he has climbed - to the highest peak - 39 times.
HEDGE HIDER: Pandyls the cat loves hiding in hedges.
GO TIME: Timaru Boys' High rugby players ready themselves for another attack.
ARRIVING IN STYLE: Roncalli College ball attendees Steven Burt, Renee Taylor, Georgia Griffiths and Daniel McEwan arrive for their evening.
SILENT TRIBUTE: Hundreds of people pay their respects at the dawn service in Timaru.