The week across regional Australia | PHOTOS 

Fairfax Regional have some of the best photographers on the ground right across Australia. Take a look at our gallery to see what has happened across the network this week. 

BENDIGO: Rudolph scoring a high-five Picture: LIZ FLEMING

BENDIGO: Rudolph scoring a high-five Picture: LIZ FLEMING

ALBURY: Victory Lutheran College year 11 student Laura Collins, 17, enjoyed a morning out paddling at Gateway Lakes as part of their activities week. Picture: TARA GOONAN

ALBURY: Victory Lutheran College year 11 student Laura Collins, 17, enjoyed a morning out paddling at Gateway Lakes as part of their activities week. Picture: TARA GOONAN

WAGGA WAGGA: Firefighters performing a fire hazard reduction burn-off at Rocky Hill Reserve, Junee. Picture: Alastair Brook

WAGGA WAGGA: Firefighters performing a fire hazard reduction burn-off at Rocky Hill Reserve, Junee. Picture: Alastair Brook

WARNAMBOOL: Merrivale Primary school has new leapfrog posts thanks to Brauer College VCAL students. Pictured L-R: Obi Wakefield, 10, Hayley Moloney, 18, Tom Keane, 18, Callum Rowe, 18, and Layla Wilson, 10. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

WARNAMBOOL: Merrivale Primary school has new leapfrog posts thanks to Brauer College VCAL students. Pictured L-R: Obi Wakefield, 10, Hayley Moloney, 18, Tom Keane, 18, Callum Rowe, 18, and Layla Wilson, 10. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

TAMWORTH: Angelina Jolie takes a ‘selfie’ with a fan while shooting Unbroken near Tamworth.

TAMWORTH: Angelina Jolie takes a ‘selfie’ with a fan while shooting Unbroken near Tamworth.

SA: Hannah, Caleb and Riley Evans with their giant teddy bear their family built from hay bales at their Gum Flat farm, west of Cleve.

SA: Hannah, Caleb and Riley Evans with their giant teddy bear their family built from hay bales at their Gum Flat farm, west of Cleve.

DUBBO: Senior Volunteer of the Year nominee Betty Daly has a natural bond with animals like Mutangi.	 Photo: LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: Senior Volunteer of the Year nominee Betty Daly has a natural bond with animals like Mutangi. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

PORT MACQUARIE: Rachael Swindells, Adam Smith, Rod Nugent, Josh Ives, Glenn Ball, Kenn Brown, Ryan Mueller, Russell Kapeen and Patrick Brown still celebrating after returning home from the Special Olympics.

PORT MACQUARIE: Rachael Swindells, Adam Smith, Rod Nugent, Josh Ives, Glenn Ball, Kenn Brown, Ryan Mueller, Russell Kapeen and Patrick Brown still celebrating after returning home from the Special Olympics.

ORANGE: Health workers rallied outside Orange Health Service on Monday to protest job cuts and a lack of consultation with staff, according to the Health Service Unions (HSU). Photo: JUDE KEOGH

ORANGE: Health workers rallied outside Orange Health Service on Monday to protest job cuts and a lack of consultation with staff, according to the Health Service Unions (HSU). Photo: JUDE KEOGH

GOULBURN: Marriage celebratnt Trish Cunningham became an important part of history when she performed one of the first 49 same-sex wedding ceremonies ever conducted in Australia.

GOULBURN: Marriage celebratnt Trish Cunningham became an important part of history when she performed one of the first 49 same-sex wedding ceremonies ever conducted in Australia.

SA: Kassie Stroh, of Murray Bridge, participated in UGLY Bartender of the Year to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

SA: Kassie Stroh, of Murray Bridge, participated in UGLY Bartender of the Year to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

NEWCASTLE: Scenes from Carols by Candlelight in King Edward Park on Friday. Sisters Monique Bower, 15, Lateisha Bower, 13, and Kiara Bower, 9,of Marks Point. Picture: Peter Stoop

NEWCASTLE: Scenes from Carols by Candlelight in King Edward Park on Friday. Sisters Monique Bower, 15, Lateisha Bower, 13, and Kiara Bower, 9,of Marks Point. Picture: Peter Stoop

MILTON: Milton Public School student Teyani Elmaleh (front) pictured with her friend Molly Clarke and step-sister Nirvana Nesic-Short with the full money box she is giving to local boy Kiarn Roughley, who is battling leukaemia in a Sydney Hospital.

MILTON: Milton Public School student Teyani Elmaleh (front) pictured with her friend Molly Clarke and step-sister Nirvana Nesic-Short with the full money box she is giving to local boy Kiarn Roughley, who is battling leukaemia in a Sydney Hospital.

WARNAMBOOL: Warrnambool's Myrtle and Bill McLean are celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

WARNAMBOOL: Warrnambool's Myrtle and Bill McLean are celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

TAMWORTH: Tamworth woman Alison Sullivan knows only too well the challenge of going from grandmother to mum. Photo: Barry Smith

TAMWORTH: Tamworth woman Alison Sullivan knows only too well the challenge of going from grandmother to mum. Photo: Barry Smith

WAGGA WAGGA: The Riverina Anglican College students wrapped up the school and celebrated by testing of their new longboards. Picture: Addison Hamilton

WAGGA WAGGA: The Riverina Anglican College students wrapped up the school and celebrated by testing of their new longboards. Picture: Addison Hamilton

BENDIGO: Rehearsal for Bendigo Filipino Foundation fundraising show to help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Andrei Dimaano and Haydn Stephens. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

BENDIGO: Rehearsal for Bendigo Filipino Foundation fundraising show to help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Andrei Dimaano and Haydn Stephens. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

ILLAWARRA: Derrian Catto-Pitkin with her children Darby, 16 months, Doyle, 8, DeeDee, 5, and Darcy, 10. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

ILLAWARRA: Derrian Catto-Pitkin with her children Darby, 16 months, Doyle, 8, DeeDee, 5, and Darcy, 10. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

MERIMBULA: Christmas glamour … Audrey Taylor, left, Val Fryers, Gwen Scorgie and Joan MacLeod enjoying the Merimbula VIEW Club Christmas breakup.

MERIMBULA: Christmas glamour … Audrey Taylor, left, Val Fryers, Gwen Scorgie and Joan MacLeod enjoying the Merimbula VIEW Club Christmas breakup.

 BATEMANS BAY: Former St Peter’s Anglican College captain Thomas Walsh has been accepted into the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).

BATEMANS BAY: Former St Peter’s Anglican College captain Thomas Walsh has been accepted into the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).

MERIMBULA: After 411 days straight in Westmead Children's Hospital, Lisa and Alayne Drowley return home for Christmas aboard a Little Wings charity flight piloted by Adrian Nisbet.

MERIMBULA: After 411 days straight in Westmead Children's Hospital, Lisa and Alayne Drowley return home for Christmas aboard a Little Wings charity flight piloted by Adrian Nisbet.

BENDIGO: Satchmo, the stallholders dog Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

BENDIGO: Satchmo, the stallholders dog Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

 NEWCASTLE: Glenn and Jo Currington of 47 Kenley Crescent, Macquarie Hills, with their card with a score of B from the Friendly Neighbourhood Christmas Lights Critic. Pictures: Peter Stoop

NEWCASTLE: Glenn and Jo Currington of 47 Kenley Crescent, Macquarie Hills, with their card with a score of B from the Friendly Neighbourhood Christmas Lights Critic. Pictures: Peter Stoop

BALLARAT: The Melbourne Renegades hit Sovereign Hill as part of their Ballarat visit. Photo: Kate Healy

BALLARAT: The Melbourne Renegades hit Sovereign Hill as part of their Ballarat visit. Photo: Kate Healy

TASMANIA: William Eiszele, 2, squeezes through a little gap to wave to the crowd in the Penguin Leo Clubs float at the Penguin Christmas Parade.

TASMANIA: William Eiszele, 2, squeezes through a little gap to wave to the crowd in the Penguin Leo Clubs float at the Penguin Christmas Parade.

SA: Celebrations at the Naracoorte 2013 Christmas pageant and street party

SA: Celebrations at the Naracoorte 2013 Christmas pageant and street party

ALBURY: Party Unlimited riders Ken Lindsay and Nick Tol, flanking Salvation Army Lieutenant Rod Parsons, gear up for the Christmas toy run tomorrow. The Albury event has been running for 26 years. Picture: MARK JESSER

ALBURY: Party Unlimited riders Ken Lindsay and Nick Tol, flanking Salvation Army Lieutenant Rod Parsons, gear up for the Christmas toy run tomorrow. The Albury event has been running for 26 years. Picture: MARK JESSER

ILLAWARRA: Balarang Public School stalwart Beryl Onions. Picture: ROBERT PEET

ILLAWARRA: Balarang Public School stalwart Beryl Onions. Picture: ROBERT PEET

KIAMA: Kiama Downs Surf Club Nippers Christmas party. Santa with nippers Jade Wright, 5, Sienna Spence, 10, Kade Ovenden, 8, and Riley Gent at the end of their season. Picture DYLAN ROBINSON

KIAMA: Kiama Downs Surf Club Nippers Christmas party. Santa with nippers Jade Wright, 5, Sienna Spence, 10, Kade Ovenden, 8, and Riley Gent at the end of their season. Picture DYLAN ROBINSON

BLAYNEY: Sydney resident Simon Maitek was spotted in front of Blayney Newsagency on Tuesday morning riding this unusual recumbent bicycle. He was planning to spend a night in Blayney before returning home again under his own pedal power.

BLAYNEY: Sydney resident Simon Maitek was spotted in front of Blayney Newsagency on Tuesday morning riding this unusual recumbent bicycle. He was planning to spend a night in Blayney before returning home again under his own pedal power.

TASMANIA: Santa's helpers take off down Reiby Street in the Enormity Santa Run in Ulverstone. Picture: Katrina Dodd

TASMANIA: Santa's helpers take off down Reiby Street in the Enormity Santa Run in Ulverstone. Picture: Katrina Dodd

NOWRA: Aboriginal elder Graeme Connolly stopped work at a Shoalhaven Heads development site yesterday to highlight he need to protect significant sites.

NOWRA: Aboriginal elder Graeme Connolly stopped work at a Shoalhaven Heads development site yesterday to highlight he need to protect significant sites.

BALLARAT: Ballarat motorcycle legend Keith Jolly at the Central Highlands Ulysses Christmas Appeal Toy Run. Photo: Jeremy Bannister

BALLARAT: Ballarat motorcycle legend Keith Jolly at the Central Highlands Ulysses Christmas Appeal Toy Run. Photo: Jeremy Bannister

 MAITLAND: Conservitor for the Australian Museum Michael Kelly unpacks some of the pieces for Beauty from Nature: the art of the Scott sisters exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Picture by C ATH BOWEN

MAITLAND: Conservitor for the Australian Museum Michael Kelly unpacks some of the pieces for Beauty from Nature: the art of the Scott sisters exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Picture by C ATH BOWEN

BEGA: A One Billion Rising flashmob dance takes over Littleton Gardens to speak out against violence against women.

BEGA: A One Billion Rising flashmob dance takes over Littleton Gardens to speak out against violence against women.

SA: Nathan Bell is calling all ute lovers to muster at the 2014 Kangaroo Island Field Day.

SA: Nathan Bell is calling all ute lovers to muster at the 2014 Kangaroo Island Field Day.

COLLIE: Pedro Wallis and Ernie Swallow display some well-earned West Australian State Schoolboys memorabilia.

COLLIE: Pedro Wallis and Ernie Swallow display some well-earned West Australian State Schoolboys memorabilia.

PORT MACQUARIE: Dancers, singers, Salvation Army volunteers and members of the Westport Club get set for the carols extravaganza.

PORT MACQUARIE: Dancers, singers, Salvation Army volunteers and members of the Westport Club get set for the carols extravaganza.

COWRA: Machinery sparked a grass fire that destroyed a house and hospitalised a volunteer working on a Gooloogong Road property 20 kilometres northwest of Cowra according to Cowra Police.

COWRA: Machinery sparked a grass fire that destroyed a house and hospitalised a volunteer working on a Gooloogong Road property 20 kilometres northwest of Cowra according to Cowra Police.

WAGGA WAGGA: Preparing for the School of Dance 46th Annual Concert is the 'we'll gather lilacs' ballet group featuring (back) Alyssa Charlton, 11, Makenzie Madigan, 9, (front) Georgia Upton, 9, and Charlie Pertzel, 8. Picture: Alastair Brook

WAGGA WAGGA: Preparing for the School of Dance 46th Annual Concert is the 'we'll gather lilacs' ballet group featuring (back) Alyssa Charlton, 11, Makenzie Madigan, 9, (front) Georgia Upton, 9, and Charlie Pertzel, 8. Picture: Alastair Brook

BALLARAT: Dawn Fischer, Fiona Reeves, Angela Smith and Jade Montgomery admire the Bedazzled bras that had been transformed into rabbits, chickend and even a floral bouquet. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

BALLARAT: Dawn Fischer, Fiona Reeves, Angela Smith and Jade Montgomery admire the Bedazzled bras that had been transformed into rabbits, chickend and even a floral bouquet. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

GRIFFITH: Darlington Point Public School student Todd Rowley is celebrating is 10th birthday, today, 11/12/13. Picture: Anthony Stipo

GRIFFITH: Darlington Point Public School student Todd Rowley is celebrating is 10th birthday, today, 11/12/13. Picture: Anthony Stipo

NEWCASTLE: Amelia Tull and her mother Leigh. Amelia has had 20 blood transfusions. Picture Max Mason Hubers.

NEWCASTLE: Amelia Tull and her mother Leigh. Amelia has had 20 blood transfusions. Picture Max Mason Hubers.

VICTORIA POINT: Ros Barton outside her Christmas lights display at Carlyle Court, Wellington Piont with grand daughters Milahnee Chapman, 11, and Addisyn Chapman, 5, both of Victoria Point.

VICTORIA POINT: Ros Barton outside her Christmas lights display at Carlyle Court, Wellington Piont with grand daughters Milahnee Chapman, 11, and Addisyn Chapman, 5, both of Victoria Point.

TASMANIA: Australian Maritime College graduand Jyoti Bhandari with his parents Deuki and Thagu, brother Tulsi and wife Ganga .

TASMANIA: Australian Maritime College graduand Jyoti Bhandari with his parents Deuki and Thagu, brother Tulsi and wife Ganga .

CLEVELAND: Nicole, Jack, Camryn and Russell Keag are promoting campfire safety this summer. Camryn suffered serious burns after walking over a campfire that had been covered in sand. Photo by Stephen Jeffery

CLEVELAND: Nicole, Jack, Camryn and Russell Keag are promoting campfire safety this summer. Camryn suffered serious burns after walking over a campfire that had been covered in sand. Photo by Stephen Jeffery

WARNAMBOOL: St Pius X Primary School prep pupils Olivia Lenehan, 5, and Jake Couch, 6, take twin lambs Bessie and Penny , which they helped to raise, for a walk. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

WARNAMBOOL: St Pius X Primary School prep pupils Olivia Lenehan, 5, and Jake Couch, 6, take twin lambs Bessie and Penny , which they helped to raise, for a walk. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

DUBBO: Playing with some of the top five toys for Target in the Orana region is Mia with a Fashionista Barbie doll and Lachlan Rummans with a Nerf Retaliator. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: Playing with some of the top five toys for Target in the Orana region is Mia with a Fashionista Barbie doll and Lachlan Rummans with a Nerf Retaliator. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

GOULBURN: Goulburn men Dave Robertson (left) and Ken Fowler shared some good memories about the EH Holdens they owned and posed with Phil Robertson’s cars at his showrooms on Auburn St. The EH Holden celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.

GOULBURN: Goulburn men Dave Robertson (left) and Ken Fowler shared some good memories about the EH Holdens they owned and posed with Phil Robertson’s cars at his showrooms on Auburn St. The EH Holden celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.

BUNBURY: Australind mother and daughter Alana and Isla Pritchard were at the opening of the new garden at the Ronald McDonald Bunbury House retreat last week.

BUNBURY: Australind mother and daughter Alana and Isla Pritchard were at the opening of the new garden at the Ronald McDonald Bunbury House retreat last week.