School pupils in Greymouth today got a chance to acquire a taste for sports through a series of fun team building exercises.
Top Team, who were visiting from Canterbury, gave the pupils a number of tasks and challenges to complete through team work.
Armistice Day was celebrated around the South Island and across the world on Sunday.
Among the many many rural towns observing the conclusion of "the war to end all wars" were Greymouth and Milton.
Rainfall is easing in Otago, but some roads remain closed in the South this afternoon as heavy weather continues to lash the country.
Snow has been falling on the Crown Range Road, and while it is open, warnings were issued by police after a spate of crashes yesterday.
The wild weather hammered the West Coast, sweeping a bridge away and trapping dozens of Dunedin high school pupils in a tramping hut.
The Otago Regional Council says rainfall is easing across the region, but warns some rivers are still on the rise following rainfall yesterday and overnight.
A pricey but much needed dredging of Greymouth's harbour is about to get underway with the help of a dredge supplied by neighbouring Westport.
The Government and local body-funded dredging project is estimated to end up costing just under a million dollars.
One of the legs of the twenty eighteen Jet Boat Marathon has been held upriver from Greymouth.
The first two races of the day saw jet boats departing at one minute intervals near the Cobden rail bridge, finishing up about twenty kilometers upstream at Ahaura Bridge
The West Coast town of Reefton has acquired a new tourist attraction in the form of a gin distillery.
The Reefton Distilling Company features a tasting bar, retail store and guided tours of the working distillery, which has been set up in one of the town's historic buildings.
A science show was held at Greymouth's Regent Theatre yesterday as part of the school holiday programme.
Sterling Cathman, who plays the character of Mister Science onstage entertained about 150 children and adults.
Abby Maskill plus string of other young volunteers set alight and shot overhead various fun experiments which also had educational messages about flight and motion.