Photo: Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury A whale takes time to play off Merewether Beach on Friday. Picture: Grant Sproule, Newcastle Herald

Chinese tourist Yan Ling Li at Flagstaff Hill, Pictures: Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury

Harry Cauley (white) battles with Josh Katz in the Judo National Championships. Pictures: Adam McLean, Illawarra Mercury

A foggy start to morning in at a property just outside Wagga. Picture: Addison Hamilton, The Daily Advertiser

Virtually nothing remains of the Narrandera home of Graham, Lou and Casey Freund after a fire ripped through the building. Picture: Addison Hamilton, The Daily Advertiser

Kildare’s Lucy Musgrave and Zoe McFarlane battle with Wagga High’s Jasmyn Coombe and Cassidy Cox for the ball in the at the under 15 girls AFL gala day at Jubilee Park. Picture: Addison Hamilton, The Daily Advertiser

The search continued in Hay for the remains of Griffith anti-drugs campaigner Don Mackay after he disappeared in 1977. Picture: Les Smith, The Daily Advertiser

DUBBO: A series of raids by police in Dubbo on Thursday resulted in a string of arrests and saw hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs removed from the streets.

NSW Motocross Championships were held at Morris Park Dubbo over the long weekend providing lots of mud and action. Photo Belinda Soole, The Daily Liberal

Wingham’s Ian Bisley (no.4) makes his move to the lead in the Pro 450 division during last weekend’s Australian Dirt Track Championships in Gunnedah. It was a drama-fuelled weekend of racing for many involved, particularly a number of local competitors. Photos: Rod Smart, The Northern Daily Leader

The drivers of both vehicles were lucky to walk away from this accident at the United Petrol Station intersection in Glen Innes on Thursday morning. Photo:The Glen Innes Examiner.

Black storm clouds roll towards Gunnedah. From Porcupine Lookout, the storm came from the west, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds. Photo:The Namoi Valley Independent.

Psy clones at the Variety Golf Day in Moree. Photo:The Moree Champion.

Two-year-old border collie Goose is reunited with his former trainer and Bathurst Correctional Centre inmate, Dwane, six weeks after Goose graduated from the Dogs for Diggers program. Photo: Zenio Lapka, Bathurst

The Central West Arena Sorting NSW Titles were held in Canowindra over the June long weekend Canowindra

Star Struck 2013: The 21st. Picture: Stuart Scott, The Maitland Mercury

Black Hill Year 1 students Alexis Pearce and Archer Kozary. The Maitland Mercury

Bodyboarding action from breakwall, Port Macquarie. Photo: Port Macquarie News

The 16th annual Australian National Cats Inc Show was held at Tradies last Sunday.Picture Jane Dyson, Port Macquarie News

The Westpac Lifesaver helicopter winched an ACT man and woman to safety from rocks at South Durras on Monday. Photo: South Coast Register

Senior Constable Graham Smeallie back on land in his dive gear after the shark rescue on Sunday. Photo: South Coast Register

Blue Mountains Police Rescue and Special Casualty Access Team paramedics make their way to the top of the 270 metre climb near Mt Wilson to rescue a rock climber who broke his ankle after he came off the climb. Photo: Lithgow Mercury

Lucy Martin and Jemma Curtin discover a T-Rex. Top left: Olsen Kennedy and Audrey Somerville get down to bare bones. Photos: Len Elliott, Orange.

Selena Buckinham at the Ballarat Belly Dance School performance, Photo: Ballarat Courier

Tommi’s parents Bob Knight and Jess Heard, with Tommi’s grandfather Noel and his partner Sharon. Photo: Adam Trafford, Ballarat Courier

Gary Sharrock with Will, the seven-year-old kelpie who showed his talents from 12 weeks of age. PICTURE: Justin Whitelock, Ballarat Courier

Photographers Carl Rainer and Greg Gibbs have works in the night sky exhibition. Picture: Ben Eyles, The Border Mail

Former Border Mail photographer Kate Geraghty won an award for this photo of 70-year-old skater Horrie Polkinghorne. Picture: Kate Geraghty.

Phil Coulston of Tallangatta worked on this bridge when he was in his early twenties, and has returned to volunteer on the current repairs. Picture: John Russell, The Border Mail

Jim Grills takes a screamer. Picture: John Russell, The Border Mail

Tim Brew is riding to Canberra to raise funds for brain cancer research. Picture: John Russell, The Border Mail

Rain, hail or shine Wayne Ford and Alfreda Davis are working as Crossing Gard Supervisors at St Monicas PS Kangaroo Flat. Picture: Peter Weaving, Bendigo Advertiser

Stage two of the Bendigo Cycling Tour- criterium at the Huntly Saleyards. Picture: Julie Hough, Bendigo Advertiser

Rod Stock and Custom Show at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds. This was 6 year old Timothy Russell’s favourite car. Picture:Julie Hough, Bendigo Advertiser

Come to mum! Monica Heim encourages Shadow in the kelpie dash at the Casterton kelpie auction. Photo: The Standard

Popping Peptides team members Neil Povey, from Mortlake, and Cam Hart, from Ballarat. Photo: The Standard

Kevin Dahya of Latrobe’s Grange Antiques with Walter; a 1920’s taxidermied giraffeat the Antique Fair. Photo: Scott Gelston, The Examiner

Christian Lovell during the Pro Lite. Photo: Will Swan, The Examiner

Isabelle Grace Harris born 8-6-2013 – a daughter to Janine and Matthew Harris of Travelers Rest.Photo: Will Swan, The Examiner

The sun tries to break through grey skies at Wynyard. Picture: Grant Wells, The Advocate

Circular Head councillor John Oldaker in the heart of the “new Tarkine”…Smithton central. Picture: Grant Wells, The Advocate

Patrick in intensive care after open heart surgery with his mother Lisa Pitman. His story inspired Bridgetown resident Coralee Taylor to shave off her hair to raise money for HeartKids. Photo: The Mandurah Mail

It was a Blocky Horror clash at the Eaton Recreation Centre when two teams from Bunbury Roller Derby battled it out. Photo: The Mandurah Mail

READY to light up Cleveland at the Ignite Redland light arts festival this weekend are (from left) light installations and parade coordinantor May Sheppard, Animating Spaces Ignite Redlands project cordinator Susan Russell and Light arts workshops coordinator Tania Davidson. Photo by Chris McCormack, The Bayside Bulletin

Body art images by the late Fairy Emilie that feature in Adornment at Newcastle Art Space. Photo by Xanthe Roxburgh, Newcastle Herald

Body art images by the late Fairy Emilie that feature in Adornment at Newcastle Art Space. Photo by Xanthe Roxburgh, Newcastle Herald

Scenes from an arson attack at Iacconi Earth Moving and Demolition, Redhead. Business owner Mik Illet next to the burnt out earth mover. Picture Jonathan Carroll, Newcastle Herald

Pauline Hanson on the campaign trail in Charlestown Square on Thursday. Pauline chats with Marden Wark of Newcastle. Picture Darren Pateman, Newcastle Herald

Maggie Brugman and friends at eMotions21 dance group. Photo: Jeremy Bannister, The Courier