The annual New Zealand Winter Games, one of the biggest winter sports events on the global calendar, have been taking place in Central Otago over the past fortnight, and come to an end on Saturday with a World Cup halfpipe event.
Stuff visual journalist Iain McGregor has been capturing the action, taking place mainly in Wanaka and Queenstown. Here we showcase some of Iain's favourite and most dramatic shots from a spectacular two weeks on the slopes.
A young Cromwell entrepreneur who runs a garden maintenance company has been banned from riding his lawnmower to jobs.
Johnny O'Neill, 14, set up his successful business J.C. O'Neill Contracting in 2017 and until recently had been driving to jobs around the small Central Otago township on his ride-on 780cc lawnmower.
However, he has been forced to employ a driver to take him to jobs or tow the mower behind his bike after he received a written warning not to drive the mower.
When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.
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