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The week in pictures | Photos WOLLONGONG: People swim at North Wollongong beach. Coastal temps of 30 degrees or above were felt on seven days during summer. Photo: ADAM MCLEAN

NURIOOTPA: Teusner Wines vintage crew Bryce Conway, Courtney Neray, Peter Reiters and Simon Both take a break. Photo: CARLA WIESE-SMITH

ANGASTON: Angaston Yalumba Winery viticulturist Brooke Howell was recently labelled Silver Young Organic Leader. Photo: LAURA ECKERT.

ARARAT: Alice Culling has won a swag of medals at national titles. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER.

ARARAT: Kwame Tosuma performing with Sanofka. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER.

ARARAT: Rita Fokio, Mohamed Camara, Kwame Tosuma performing with Sanofka. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER

ARARAT: Ronald Menash performing with Sanofka. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER

BATEMANS BAY: Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council environmental rangers Sherrie Nye and Adam Nye set traps for the European green shore crabs. Photo: JUSTIN GILLIGAN from Marine Parks

BATEMANS BAY: Peter Bashford in his Batehaven workshop where he turns timber into time pieces.

BATEMANS BAY: The Batemans Bay High school staff and students try the new beach chairs in the water.

BEAUDESERT: Local icon Joy Drescher will not fight for a seat at the Scenic Rim Regional Council for the first time since 1979.

BEGA: The Greens’ Senator Lee Rhiannon, Eden-Monaro candidate Tamara Ryan and forestry spokesperson David Shoebridge welcome the new flora reserves.

BEGA: The Somedays’ Alec Mitchell and Mark Maranion take the stage at the Cobargo Folk Festival on Sunday afternoon. Photo: ALBERT MCKNIGHT

BENDIGO: Bendigo seems to have a large number of men’s barber shops. Barber David Chiswell works on Peter Palychronopoulos. Photo: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Fashion Designer, Linda Jackson. Photo: GLENN DANIELS

BENDIGO: John Galliford and Andrea Galliford from Canberra, enjoying some of the sights oof Bendigo during their 3 day stay. Photo: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Marilyn at sunset. Photo: NONI HYETT

BENDIGO: Promo for comic book fair. Kara Harris, Sec Dalek and Darren Hutchesson Photo: GLENN DANIELS

BENDIGO: Teddy Bears Picnic for Grade Preps at Spring Gully Primary School.Maya Dean, Arlie Koburn and Archie Burke. Photo: NONI HYETT

BENDIGO: UPF Anti Mosque Rally, Photo: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Young trainer Mark Giddings has a dog Lioness Lulu in this Saturday’s Australian Cup final. Photo: GLENN DANIELS

BENDIGO: Inside The Brick Lego exhibition. Spiderman, aka Chris Hiddins, examines his lego likeness. Photo: DARREN HOWE

BATHURST: BMX competitors Sierra Ebert, Tykira Yuke and Cody Yuke say they have been very impressed with Bathurst’s new $1.5 million track. They are in town for this week’s BMX national titles. Photo: PHILL MURRAY

BLAYNEY: Carlie Fee on Dirty Deeds and Jazz Johnston on Bob. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

BLAYNEY: Kasey Wallace, 6, at Blayney Show. Photo: PHIL BLATCH.

BLAYNEY: Lola Jennings and Pegasus at Blayney Show. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

BLAYNEY: Matt Fletchers’ Digger in action in yard dog trials at Blayney Show. Photo: PHIL BLATCH.

BLAYNEY: Showgirl winner Annika Brown. Photo: PHIL BLATCH.

BOOBOROWIE: It was almost a slip and a grip from Clare’s Brad Davy at the inaugural Booborowie lawnmower race, with Luke Earle watching on as he flies past.

CESSNOCK: Brokenwood Wines wine club assistant Sophie Ceccato during the staff pick at the vineyard.

CESSNOCK: Millfield truck driver John Bridge has been inducted into the National Transport Hall of Fame for his 46 years’ service to the industry

CESSNOCK: The #letthemstay banner was displayed by Nicola Scaife of Balloon Aloft on February 20

DUBBO: A collection of trained birds of prey has begun nightly patrols of downtown Macquarie Street, which feral starlings in their masses have made their own each autumn. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

DUNGOG: Chook the Dungog magpie has hit social media. Photo: Belinda-Jane Davis

DUBBO: In what she has described as the most exciting time of her life, former Dubbo College student Thalia Smith will take to the stage across Australia in the smash hit musical We Will Rock You, based on the songs of Queen.

HEBEL: Jack Johnston is looking forward to sending his wool to market this year. Photo: ANDREA CROTHERS

HORSHAM: Connor Jones, Nhill College, Black Ranges Division primary school swimming championships at Horsham Aquatic Centre. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER

HORSHAM: Edward Hausler, St Mary’s, Warracknabeal, Black Ranges Division primary school swimming championships. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER.

HORSHAM: Macey, Bart and Robyn Turgoose with a baby eastern brown snake their cat Dixie caught. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER

HORSHAM: Perry Demoltions pulling down Horsham Church of Christ. Photo: PAUL CARRACHER

KIAMA: Kiama-based performers Sean Emmett, Lincoln John Piper and Doug Faulkner. Photo: ADAM MCLEAN

KIAMA: Sharon Sutherland will undertake a gruelling physical challenge to raise funds for charity. Photo: ADAM MCLEAN

LAUNCESTON: Janalli Kaine takes a tumble in Junior Steer Ride at Powranna Rodeo. Photo: GEOFF ROBSON, The Examiner

LAUNCESTON: Prospect pooch Millie made headlines when she gave birth to 20 puppies. Photo: PHILLIP BIGGS, The Examiner

MILTON: John Payne judges some of the wines that have been presented for judging.

MUSWELLBROOK: Sister Dorothy and Matt McLaren revisiting their lessons. This is the same piano from his childhood lessons. Photo: Betina Hughes

NAROOMA: Paul Mayer from Team Jigman caught this 78cm flathead just off the main channel on Sunday morning helping get second place in the 2016 Narooma Flathead Challenge.

NEWCASTLE: The Pacific Aria approaches Nobbys on Tuesday morning. Photo: DAREEN PATEMAN

NEWCASTLE: University of Newcastle student Kali Sunshine Barcala felt the term artist had been ‘cast aside’ as the university abolished its Bachelor of Fine Arts. Photo: SIMONE DE PEAK

NEWCASTLE: Ruby Robinson (centre left, with flower wreath) celebrates her 11th birthday in a stretch Hummer on Saturday. Photo: MARINA NEIL

NOWRA: Fruitbat numbers are down on the South Coast.

NOWRA: Fruitbat numbers are down on the South Coast

NOWRA: The Shoalhaven Hockey under 18 continued its good start to the Illawarra season with another strong win over Kiama.

NURIOOTPA: Peter Reiters went along with the Barossa Herald’s messy plan. Photo: CARLA WIESE-SMITH

NURIOOTPAL: Courtney Neray went along with the Barossa Herald’s messy plan. Photo: CARLA WIESE-SMITH

PENRITH: A member of the Slovakian contingent practices for the Rio Olympics at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Photo: KRYSTYNA POLLARD

SCONE: Golden Fleece Warriors captain Josh Noble and Rouchel’s Nate Atkinson at Bill Rose Sports Complex ahead of Saturday’s A grade decider. Photo: BEN MURPHY

SINGLETON: Singleton Heights Pre-School readying their garden for the annual Tidy Towns Garden Competition. Photo: SHANNON DANN

ULLADULLA: Emily Higgans with Candy after winning first prize in the pony club mount.

WOLLONGONG: A car on fire at Woonona has spread smoke across Memorial Drive.

WOLLONGONG: Riders Against Discrimination Phillip Miller, Peter Holm, Jono Hyratt, Glen Carn, Sharon Parkes, Greg Jenkins and Carla Jenkins. Photo: ADAM MCLEAN.

WOLLONGONG: The recent loss of 500 jobs at BlueScope left a $400 million hole in the regional economy, according to a study commissioned by Wollongong City Council.

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