The first essential services convoy to Milford Sound was cause for celebration, as it passed through the flood damaged highway on Saturday.
Thousands of university and polytechnic students have made their annual pilgrimage back to Dunedin for the start of the tertiary year.
Hundreds of pipers and drummers, as well as lovers of all things Scottish, converged on Dunedin at the weekend.
Saturday saw Dunedin's lower Octagon packed with about 30,000 people, sampling foods and crafts at the annual Thieves Alley market.
Filled with nervous excitement, about 70 graduands of the Ara Institute of Canterbury paraded down Timaru's main street last week.
Two cruise ship passengers from Canada could not believe their luck when they stumbled upon the Thieves Alley market during their visit.
Dunedin was filled with the sound of pipes over the weekend as bands from across the South converged on the city.
About 350 children, aged 2 to 6, took part in the mini-triathlon which involved a run, cycle and waterslide to the finish.
Wayne Baxter, of Alexandra, checks his tyre pressure before heading out for another ride at the Lawrence Lions Club’s annual trail ride on Saturday.
At just 12 years old and with five years of experience, Chloe Ruddle is a rider for rodeo fans to keep an eye on.
Hard work from eight dedicated bell ringers resulted in a three-hour performance in Dunedin at the weekend.
The first of the essential services convoys to Milford Sound was cause for celebration as it passed through the flood damaged highway on Saturday.
After escaping through a cat flap, possibly being washed down a stormwater drain, and ending up in the harbour, Ruby the turtle has made it home to Caversham.
The first day of skip monitoring in the student area did not go quite to plan, as video footage of an altercation between a security guard and a man emerged.
New bollards appeared this week, blocking vehicle access to the front of the historic and much photographed Dunedin Railway Station.