MEGA GALLERY: The week in pictures WAGGA WAGGA: Wagga Diving Club memebers Angus Grigg (12) and his brother Edouard Grigg (11) perform a 1 12 in unison.
MANDURAH: Alex Winwood is hoping for a win at the upcoming Golden Gloves tournament. Photo Francis CurroMandurah Mail.
MURRAY BRIDGE: A young Brinkley man died in a head-on crash near Murray Bridge and another man was taken to hospital.
NARACOORTE: The Naracoorte Showgrounds were a hive of activity as hundreds flocked through the gates to enjoy everything the local show had to offer.
NEWCASTLE: Little French Cafe owner Jodie Morris after a massive week caused by an online debate on Facebook about what ‘child friendly’ means. Picture Dean Osland
NEWCASTLE: National Finalists, Racquel Andrews 22yrs of Maryland and Karenna Andrews 24yrs of Newcastle at Horseshoe Beach, ahead of the Miss V8 Supercars finals at the Gold Coast.
ORANGE: Mandy Emms, Jayne West, Chris Solomon in an Abbot’s buggy that will be on display at the Australian National Field Days. Photo JUDE KEOGH 1020fielddays3
ORANGE: WIRES volunteer Jane Passer hopes she can continue releasing rehabilitated wildlife, like the echidna she is holding, with the support of the Orange community. Photo JUDE KEOGH 1020wirestrivia1
PORT LINCOLN: Tayah Cadd, Mason Macksad, Sachi Vidov and Josh Schmidt will all be participating in Novita’s Let’s All Walk event to raise money for disabled children.
PORT MACQUARIE: James Reyne at the Glasshouse. Pic Port News
SHELLHARBOUR: A call flips on the Illawarra Highway, Albion Park. Picture GEORGIA MATTS
SHELLHARBOUR: Shellharbour Lifeguards Mitch Copas, Ebony Holz and Jess Rosskelly. A drowning risk study is being conducted on beaches in Shelharbour and Kiama. Picture GEORGIA MATTS
TAMWORTH: Stephen Woods and Angela Montgomery are getting married on November 1 after Stephen was diagnosed with terminal cancer this week. Photo Denise Montgomery
TAREE: There was plenty to peruse at the Taree Hub Markets. Photo: Manning River Times
TAREE: Seven-year-old Katie Tisdell with her ribbons and awards won at this year”s Taree Show. Katie has also won at State level. Pic Manning River Times
WAGGA WAGGA: The Garden and Outdoor Festival event organiser John Wood at the Wagga Botanic Gardens.
WAGGA WAGGA: Riverina truck show and kids’ convoy for Camp Quality at Wagga Showground. Brooke Curry and Angus Curry, 10, from Wagga, check out the interior of an older model Chevrolet.
WAGGA WAGGA: Scale Model Club 30th Annual Show at East Wagga Hawks Club rooms Jesse Owens of Boomerang Models Barnawatha.
WELLINGTON: William Carr and William Carr Junior looking back over the years. Elder William Carr is the oldest Wiradjuri man in Wellington, and possibly further afield after he turned 95.
WODONGA: Melanie Nuggen with her children Jy, 9, and Jayden Mizzi, 10, and the car that was broken into, with a laptop which contained all of their family and baby photographs. Picture JOHN RUSSELL
WOLLONGONG: 2013 Young Designer winner Cathy Odri wtih Stockland marketing manager Catherine Nixon at Stockland Shellharbour ahead of Wayne Cooper’s visit on Saturday. Picture ADAM MCLEAN
WOLLONGONG: The new reptile house at Symbio Gardens with many exhibits and species to view behind glass. Picture KIRK GILMOUR
BALLARAT: Douglas Shaw with his sister Natalie who has written an emotional letter urging Prime Minister Tony Abbott to change his stance on same-sex marriage. PICTURE JEREMY BANNISTER
BALLARAT: Gerald Jenzen is concerned about what will happen to the heritage-listed office and weighbridge at the Ballarat Railway Station. PICTURE JUSTIN WHITELOCK
BALLARAT: Stepping down Ballarat Fire Brigade volunteer Barry Brooks, 74, has retired from field duties after 54 years. PICTURE ADAM TRAFFORD
BATHURST: Champion wheelchair athlete Kurt Fearnley has been announced as a new pro chancellor for the northern region of Charles Sturt University.
BATHURST: Professor Brendan Smith, director of ICU at Bathurst Base Hospital, has been named as a NSW finalist for Australian of the Year for medical innovation.
BEGA: NSW Cancer Council Southern Region volunteer Glenn Cotter displays some of the Pink Ribbon Day merchandise.
KATHERINE: The Top Gear support crew makes running repairs to two of the three vehicles – a Bentley Continental and a Nissan GT-R – being driven by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at Knotts Crossing Resort on October 22.
BENDIGO: Sophie Kneller and Cody Bourke at the Bendigo Show.
BENDIGO: Three people died in a shooting in Wedderburn after a suspected neighbourhood dispute.
BLUE MOUNTAINS: Springwood’s Ella Mecham and Winmalee youngster Eve Talbot have a ball on the jumping castle at the Winmalee Family Fun Day.
BOOROWA: Layne Ireland, Isabelle McGrath and Arnica Cavhanar all wearing outfits made and designed by Sam Stolhand from ‘Bush Beautique Young’ during the Woolfest fashion parade. Photo Boorowa News
BOYUP BROOK: Hailstones, some the size of cricket balls, pelted down in Boyup Brook on Wednesday afternoon. Photo Rochelle GearDonnybrook Mail.
BUNBURY: Bunbury’s Cooinda Primary School has got the 2014 Telethon fundraising effort off to a great start, raising more than 94 kilograms of coins to donate on behalf of local telethon child Patrick Majewski.
BURNIE: Willie Simpson’s dedication to the industry was recognised last night when he received the inaugural Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) Services to Australian Craft Beer award.
BUSSELTON: Georgia Brieley, Jessica Fletcher, Cecilia Watts and Felicia Farley enjoyed Duckstein’s Oktoberfest celebrations on October 18. Photo: Tameika Brumby/Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.
CLARE: Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove was in Clare to help celebrate the town’s 150th show.
CLARE VALLEY: A 64-year-old woman died at the scene of a crash on Horrocks Highway, south of Penwortham in the Clare Valley.
MOUNT ISA: Mount Isa State Special School students became scientists for day when Kate Gegg and Melissa Lane from the CSIRO guided the classes in fun experiments using natural materials.
COWRA: Cowra pilot Nick Bolton took the Cowra Guardian inside the cabin of a Nanchang CJ-6 in a flyover during the recent Australian Warbirds Association’s annual general meeting, held in Cowra.
TAREE: Daybreak on the Manning – Redhead, Hallidays Point. Pic Manning River Times
DONNYBROOK: Linda Mueller and Buddy get their balance at Donnybrook’s Dutchfield Dog Survival Trials. Photo Nina SmithDonnybrook Bridgetown Mail.
DUBBO: Police have praised a pilot who performed an emergency landing at Dubbo airport after a mid-air emergency Tuesday afternoon. Photo BELINDA SOOLE
EDEN: Irishman Breifne Earley’s worldwide cycle against suicide passed through Eden on Wednesday. Australia is the 20th of 25 countries on his route, which he expects to complete by June 2015. Photo Supplied.
FORBES: Ian Retallack recently spent time in Forbes as part of his trip around Australia in a wagon with his two horses, Matt and Paddy, and dog Russ.
KANGAROO ISLAND: Executive chefs Hans Hao and David Lin arrived in Adelaide last week to begin their interactive food provenance tour of South Australia, kicking off with a Pilatus Jet flight to Kangaroo Island.
KIAMA: Lilly-Rose Miles, Mikalya Ayres, Sophie Drew, Khalia Ayres, Oliver Miles, Tiger Miles and Mitchell Ayres get in the spirit for Big 4 Gerroa’s charity Camp and sCare event on Halloween Picture GEORGIA MATT
KIAMA: Photographer Georgia Matts surveys the Kiama Emergency Services Expo from a fire truck high above Kiama’s Black Beach
LAUNCESTON: Longford-based trainer Mick Burles and The Cleaner set off for the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Picture PAUL SCAMBLER
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