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Horsing around: Reid Lidington and Vaughan Hatton get a kick out of their jockey dress ups.
Photographer Chris Hillock took to the air last week and captured pictures from all over Waikato. The Maraetai Dam is the largest hydroelectric station on the Waikato River.
This weekend's Equidays event at Mystery Creek boasts everything from showjumping to horse derby.
RE-ELECTED: Julie Hardaker has the Hamilton mayoralty.
Mighty mascot: Tony Heuvel brought both his best mates to the show, Benny the miniature Dachshund sits atop his Chevrolet-powered saloon.
Heavens above: Tyler Peters looks skyward as powder is applied to her jawline.
Amping up: Tairoa Morrison challenges the teams during the powhiri yesterday.
Spellbound: Katy White, 13, from Trident High School in Whakatane was crowned champion speller at the regional final of the NZ spelling bee.
Protestors march against the testing of legal highs on animals.
HOUSE OF THE YEAR: Stewart Hanna scooped the Supreme Award with this house, which the judges said displayed stunning workmanship.
Young divas: Duo Page and Amy take to the stage dressed in their best popstar attire.
Dylan Wyattand Lauren Anelay dancing.
David Tua is welcomed with a haka at Hamilton Boys' High School.
Family support: The husband of Diane Stewart (nee Grey), seated, died when flight 441 crashed in the Kaimai Ranges. She was supported yesterday by her daughters Michelle O’Neill, left, and Jacqueline Grey.
One person has escaped a house fire which gutted more than half of their home in the Hamilton suburb of Nawton this morning.
SILVER SHOWGIRLS: Silver Showgirls: Futuristic performers from Ngatea Primary gear up to put on their Time Changes show.
An Angora before, and after, shearing.
Nine-year-old Jeevika Bihari and five-year-old Adhvic Bihari from Auckland make snow angels in Whakapapa.
Tokoroa High School's first XIII went down to the Junior New Zealand Warriors Academy 48-6.