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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.
MANSFIELD GARDEN: Will recreate the famous fictional garden in Katherine Mansfield’s short story The Garden Party and feature a facade of a late 19th century villa, gravel drive, lawn with a lily pond and a tennis court.
SUNNY CONDITIONS: The weather played its part providing an ideal day for festival goers.
The knACCkered team of ACC staff took out the best costume title. Front row from left, Shirley Simpson, Abbie Simpson, team leader Christina Dalgety and Lisa Pledger.
OPEN DAY: People enjoyed visiting the Avantidrome track cycling stadium near Cambridge, where Auckland track cycling squad member Hannah Gumbley, 16, was training.
Competitors in the REV Cycle Festival on Saturday in Cambridge. Waikato Times photographer Bruce Mercer went along and captured the riders in action.
HAMILTON CITY LICENSING SERGEANT JIM KERNOHAN: "They [legal high users] like to be interacting with the public so they can ask for money, so they can beg. They also smoke tobacco so they like to be around where there’s people who throw their butts down."
Hamilton parking fails
Ink about it: Rachel Thomas gets a new adornment on her arm, courtesy of artist Anna Belle.
Hundreds of children took part in the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon in Hamilton on Sunday.
Baker boys: Maurice Mehalski, left, and Lawrenzo Stockholmes discuss the merits of a 1955 v8 Studibaker.
Good ole Mr Whippy keeping all the kids happy on a hot summers day camping at Otautu Bay.
Robert, 12, took this photo of a very cute donkey at Bullswood Farm Park.