A very unexpected hot air balloon flew over the Classical Sparks concert in North Hagley Park in the middle of the performance.
A hot air balloon passes directly overhead during the Classical Sparks concert in North Hagley Park.
A little shag waits for fish along the stormwater drain on Linwood Avenue near Charlesworth Reserve.
A toddler encounters a remote-controlled drone for the first time at Halswell Quarry, flown by somebody in the distance.
Horseshoe Lake Reserve is now home to a colony of little shag during nesting season that can be seen from the car park area. During the day the parents routinely fly away to fish, and return to feed...
The moon during the totality of the eclipse, framed by tops of trees at Nunweek Park in Northwest Christchurch.
Last minute crowds are let in after queuing for a hour at the Botanic D'Lights exhibition at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens before closing time, and are delighted by the flowers that line the path...
Last minute crowds are let in after queuing for a hour at the Botanic D'Lights exhibition at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens before closing time, and are delighted by the rain tree that they find...
An adult peeks into the glow-worm cave at Tūranga.
A dog looks on jealously as those around him enjoy the street food on offer at New Brighton Mall, among the many who came to attend the fireworks display at New Brighton Pier later that evening on Guy...
A mother and child capuchin monkey share a bonding moment at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.
Dust billows seconds after a deep roaring sound signaled the collapse of a huge section of the cliff near Little Port Cooper on ANZAC Day, as seen from Godley Head. Dark sediment and breaks in the...
A pair of buskers amazed the crowds at the FEStival of Transitional Architecture with their performances of fire.
Visitors reflect upon the road cones that became a part of Christchurch life after the earthquake. The cones are part of the Antigravity CityUps installation at the FEStival of Transitional...
A couple admires the Terrace from across the Avon during the Lantern Festival.
Young and old alike are delighted by the Orbis CityUps installation during the FEStival of Transitional Architecture. Orbis was created by a team from the University of Auckland.
An Super Tucano of the RNZAF Black Falcon aerobatic display team flying overhead during a display at New Brighton.
I noticed that this camera man who was filming the live performance at the Diwali Festival was clearly enjoying the experience.
I happened to spot some friends who then decided to do some impromptu acrobatics on the sheep sculptures during the FEStival of Transitional Architecture.
We encountered a very friendly goat at the Hilltop Tavern, where we were attending a wedding. It was perfectly content to sit down and enjoy the view of Banks Peninsula for a while.
Visitors huddle under trees at Victoria Park to shelter from the rain during the last night of the lantern festival
A shack, far along the flooded track at Brooklands Lagoon near Barkers Brook with the inscription "The Shack of Remembrance". Gumboots are required!
My wife got a bouquet as a thank you... I discovered it came with a bonus crab spider.