This weekend a Milton teenager will be aiming for gold.
Ethan Walker is taking his talent for javelin throwing to the South Island clubs championships in Christchurch.
A Balclutha migrant marked her 21st birthday on Monday but there were few celebratory smiles to be seen.
Instead, she and her family spent the day coming to terms with an Immigration New Zealand decision which sees her being deported in August.
For some, their vision of a dream holiday conjures up floating in a pool with cocktails to follow.
But for Christchurch man Rob Hutchings, his latest holiday involved a 240km swim of the Clutha River — from Lake Wanaka to the Pacific Ocean.
Champion woolhandler Joel Henare won his eleventh national title at the Otago Shears in Balclutha at the weekend.
It was the fiftieth anniversary of the New Zealand Open Woolhandling Championships, with a good crowd coming to watch shearing and wool handling experts vie for the top prizes.
Crowds cheered in support while some of the world's best BMX riders launched their bikes into aerial stunts such as the whip, the backflip and the Superman.
Held near Winton, Farm Jam drew a crowd of around three thousand to watch intrepid cyclists get some big air.
Rodeo riders were thrown off their mounts left right and centre at the Lawrence Rodeo on Sunday.
This year's event saw the bulls come out on top over their human counterparts as none of the eleven riders were able to stay on top of the animals for the required eight seconds.