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|Huntly people came out to remember a mining diaster which claimed 43 lives from thier community 100 years ago. People marched in a procession of sombre black down the town’s main street and guided by a brass band, the community linked hands with relatives of the lost miners, to pay tribute to their tragic past and commemorate North Waikato’s blackest day. Waikato Times photographer Chris Hillock was there.|
IN THE DRINK: Waikato Mens coxswain Caleb Shepherd gets thrown in to the river after his team won the men’s race.
Stan Alder with the canary that is part of the exhibition on the Ralph and Glen Afton mining disasters at Waikato Coalfields Museum in Huntly. Photo: Peter Drury
SCHOOL HUB: An artist’s impression of a proposed plaza linking Hamilton’s new junior and senior high school in Rototuna.
More than 500 people lined the halls of Hamilton airport arrivals lounge on Sunday to see the All Blacks.
DOWNPOUR:: Heavy rain in Tairua left the area flooded this morning.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? All of a Kind frontman Connor White with Antonio Clair and James Te Whare will head to his third Smokefree Rockquest regional final in four attempts.
Homes have been found for almost all the wild Kaimanawa horses rounded up on Tuesday.
Jessica wears red Liam Fleeting gown, $449, and Ruby Imperial Jewel bracelet, $59, and Leilani wears Ruby Electric Light gown, $42
Baby bellbirds are now visible in the aviary at the Hamilton Zoo.
AND THEY'RE OFF: Runners head off at the start of the 21.13km race.
A soldier reflects on the past at Rotorua's dawn service.
Max and Brenna’s perfect Sunday starts at the Farmers’ Market in the River Road carpark. Open 8am to noon every Sunday, Max and Brenna stop by to enjoy their morning coffee in the sunshine before picking up some honey from Pure NZ Honey. Max wears khaki chinos, navy puffer vest and long sleeve shirt from Just Jeans in Centre Place. His shoes are from Overland.
HANG TIME: Sarah Hay of Auckland defies gravity at the National Climbing and Bouldering Championships at the Extreme Edge indoor climbing venue.
PUKANA: Young and old were among the iwi groups involved in the powhiri.
DAY FIVE: Waikato Times videographer went up in a hot-air balloon on Sunday on the final day of Balloons Over Waikato.
PETER DRURY/Fairfax NZ DRESSED TO IMPRESS: Gordon and Claire White and Graham Wiblin dress to suit their 1908 Jackson Dogcart.
FIGHTING FOR FUNDING: Medical Research Foundation patrons Sir William and Lady Judi Gallagher host a fundraising launch at their house, flanked by members of the the trust’s board and fundraising teams. Middle, from left: Russell Mayhew, Andrea Downey, Brian King, Peta Karalus and Dr Noel Karalus. Back: Peter De Luca and Dr Michael Jameson.
NEW VENUE: Competitors at the Avantidrome.
SCOFFING IT: Fourth year accounting student Tim Stewart wins the Meat Pie Mile contest at O-week.