PHOTOS: The week that was in pictures 

Maggie Power won gold at the NSW Country Diving Championships. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK, The Border Mail
Maggie Power won gold at the NSW Country Diving Championships. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK, The Border Mail
Evie and Jessie Smallacombe and new mates Jasmine and Mia Wilson couldn’t wait to give their school uniforms a run. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL, The Border Mail.

Evie and Jessie Smallacombe and new mates Jasmine and Mia Wilson couldn’t wait to give their school uniforms a run. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL, The Border Mail.

Hay bales burn in this Learmonth fire. Pic: LACHLAN BENCE, The Courier.

Hay bales burn in this Learmonth fire. Pic: LACHLAN BENCE, The Courier.

The Shire of Capel along with 30 volunteer Bush Fire Service fire-fighters from seven brigades are managing a bush fire East of Capel. Pic: Busselton Dunsborough Mail

The Shire of Capel along with 30 volunteer Bush Fire Service fire-fighters from seven brigades are managing a bush fire East of Capel. Pic: Busselton Dunsborough Mail

Associate Vet Dr Rebecca Jennings with Roxy the Labrador, reminds owners of the importance of keeping pets cool during the heatwave. Pic: The Courier

Associate Vet Dr Rebecca Jennings with Roxy the Labrador, reminds owners of the importance of keeping pets cool during the heatwave. Pic: The Courier

Terry Hughes, of the Nook area, is one of the rural people who would be affected by changes to the postal system. Picture: Jason Hollister, The Advocate.

Terry Hughes, of the Nook area, is one of the rural people who would be affected by changes to the postal system. Picture: Jason Hollister, The Advocate.

Artists Vicki Luke and Michael Laubli take their Little Free Libraries for a test drive. Picture: DAVID THORPE, The Border Mail.

Artists Vicki Luke and Michael Laubli take their Little Free Libraries for a test drive. Picture: DAVID THORPE, The Border Mail.

Ruby Adamson, pictured with her baby brother Mack, has been named the Hunter Valley’s entry in the the Miss Galaxy Australia quest. Pic: STUART SCOTT, Maitland Mercury.

Ruby Adamson, pictured with her baby brother Mack, has been named the Hunter Valley’s entry in the the Miss Galaxy Australia quest. Pic: STUART SCOTT, Maitland Mercury.

The State Government's first drum lines were set off Dunsborough. Pic: Augusta-Margaret River Mail

The State Government's first drum lines were set off Dunsborough. Pic: Augusta-Margaret River Mail

School holiday activities come to an end as South Australia's kids head back to school. Pic: Port Pirie Recorder

School holiday activities come to an end as South Australia's kids head back to school. Pic: Port Pirie Recorder

Milly Bradley, 11, at the Pyrenees Shire Australia Day celebration at Beaufort. Pic: LACHLAN BENCE, The Courier.

Milly Bradley, 11, at the Pyrenees Shire Australia Day celebration at Beaufort. Pic: LACHLAN BENCE, The Courier.

Artist Nathan Pye will paint a mural as part of the laneway festivals at Wunta. Pic: VICKY HUGHSON, The Standard.

Artist Nathan Pye will paint a mural as part of the laneway festivals at Wunta. Pic: VICKY HUGHSON, The Standard.

WA women: Artist Jana Vodesil-Baruffi and some of her work. Pic: Augusta-Margaret River Mail

WA women: Artist Jana Vodesil-Baruffi and some of her work. Pic: Augusta-Margaret River Mail

Going horse: Nick Boyd and Tom Innes at the Single Fin Challenge at Surfers Point. Pic: Augusta-Margaret River Mail

Going horse: Nick Boyd and Tom Innes at the Single Fin Challenge at Surfers Point. Pic: Augusta-Margaret River Mail

Crews attend the scene after a girl was struck by a car on her way to school. Pic: The Courier

Crews attend the scene after a girl was struck by a car on her way to school. Pic: The Courier

PhD student Adel Wilson shows students from Northern Tasmania how easy it is to make green slime. Pic: NEIL RICHARDSON, The Examiner.

PhD student Adel Wilson shows students from Northern Tasmania how easy it is to make green slime. Pic: NEIL RICHARDSON, The Examiner.

Ms Aja Kong, Mr Hiroki Akoh, and host Shoei were excited to be in Port Lincoln ahead of Tunarama to film the festival. Pic: Port Lincoln Times

Ms Aja Kong, Mr Hiroki Akoh, and host Shoei were excited to be in Port Lincoln ahead of Tunarama to film the festival. Pic: Port Lincoln Times

Merv Hughes in “action” at the Ricky Ponting Tribute, The Action. Pic: Phillip Biggs, The Examiner

Merv Hughes in “action” at the Ricky Ponting Tribute, The Action. Pic: Phillip Biggs, The Examiner

Teammates Rhys Irwin and Gareth Davies will have this weekend off so they found a "cool" way to enjoy a game of cricket. Pic: JIM ALDERSEY, Bendigo Advertiser.

Teammates Rhys Irwin and Gareth Davies will have this weekend off so they found a "cool" way to enjoy a game of cricket. Pic: JIM ALDERSEY, Bendigo Advertiser.

A rider races through the Spray Tunnel at Zeehan in the Pure Tasmania Wildside MTB 2014. Pic: The Advocate.

A rider races through the Spray Tunnel at Zeehan in the Pure Tasmania Wildside MTB 2014. Pic: The Advocate.

Tony Dickinson gives his son Gabriel, 5 of Lamb Island an emotional farewell on his first day at Victoria Point State School. Pic: Chris McCormack, Bayside Bulletin.

Tony Dickinson gives his son Gabriel, 5 of Lamb Island an emotional farewell on his first day at Victoria Point State School. Pic: Chris McCormack, Bayside Bulletin.

Swiftly deployed RFS units were quick to control the Towrang fire. Pic: Chris Gordon, Goulburn Post.

Swiftly deployed RFS units were quick to control the Towrang fire. Pic: Chris Gordon, Goulburn Post.

 Bendemeer Public School student Teanny Bridges, from Year 4, and Riley Reid, Zac McNee and Tarni Thrift from Year 6, reckon school is something of a racket. Pic: Barry Smith, Northern Daily Leader.

Bendemeer Public School student Teanny Bridges, from Year 4, and Riley Reid, Zac McNee and Tarni Thrift from Year 6, reckon school is something of a racket. Pic: Barry Smith, Northern Daily Leader.

Undy 500 entrants power up Liebig Street. Pic: LEANNE PICKETT, The Standard.

Undy 500 entrants power up Liebig Street. Pic: LEANNE PICKETT, The Standard.

Australia Day at Kiama Downs - Charli Brooks, Macey Guy, Zoe Brooks and Zali Guy. Pic: NSW South Coast

Australia Day at Kiama Downs - Charli Brooks, Macey Guy, Zoe Brooks and Zali Guy. Pic: NSW South Coast

Rain is a rare sight these days, but here Nyngan's Sam Taylor enjoys the wet weather. Pic: Nyngan Observer

Rain is a rare sight these days, but here Nyngan's Sam Taylor enjoys the wet weather. Pic: Nyngan Observer

Taralga Rodeo 2014. Pic: Linda Mace, Goulburn Post.

Taralga Rodeo 2014. Pic: Linda Mace, Goulburn Post.

Zachary Howarth gets ready for his first day of school. Photo: STEVE GOSCH, Central Western Daily.

Zachary Howarth gets ready for his first day of school. Photo: STEVE GOSCH, Central Western Daily.

Jordan and Harrison Meredith watch dad Brad practise a coin toss at Lavington. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL, The Border Mail.

Jordan and Harrison Meredith watch dad Brad practise a coin toss at Lavington. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL, The Border Mail.

Councillor Peter Garnham would like to see Walka Water Works turned into a commercial venue. Pic: CATH BOWEN, Maitland Mercury.

Councillor Peter Garnham would like to see Walka Water Works turned into a commercial venue. Pic: CATH BOWEN, Maitland Mercury.

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