MEGA GALLERY: The week in pictures

NATIONAL: The 50 best snaps from our photographers

Bunbury police are looking for a small gold sedan which may piece together the cause of Wednesday's crash between a Main Road's line marking truck and a log truck, pictured, which caught fire. Photo: Andrew Elsterman/Bunbury Mail.

Bunbury police are looking for a small gold sedan which may piece together the cause of Wednesday's crash between a Main Road's line marking truck and a log truck, pictured, which caught fire. Photo: Andrew Elsterman/Bunbury Mail.

Joel Parkinson at Surfest during his heat on Friday. Picture: Ryan Osland, Newcastle

Joel Parkinson at Surfest during his heat on Friday. Picture: Ryan Osland, Newcastle

The Mercury had eight photographers on the field making sure they got every angle of the stack demolition. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI, Illawarra.

The Mercury had eight photographers on the field making sure they got every angle of the stack demolition. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI, Illawarra.

Caleb and Chris Hogg, Katherine Parker and Brett, Liam and Kirstin Fletcher were wet and muddy after the Gumi race. Picture: Jacinta Coyne, Daily Advertiser

Caleb and Chris Hogg, Katherine Parker and Brett, Liam and Kirstin Fletcher were wet and muddy after the Gumi race. Picture: Jacinta Coyne, Daily Advertiser

Nurses & Midwives Association of NSW representatives Sylvia Moon (secretary), Tania Gleeson (vice president) and Jodie Godfrey (president) are annoyed by the parking situation at Wagga Base Hospital. Daily Advertiser

Nurses & Midwives Association of NSW representatives Sylvia Moon (secretary), Tania Gleeson (vice president) and Jodie Godfrey (president) are annoyed by the parking situation at Wagga Base Hospital. Daily Advertiser

Wagga boxer Anthony McCracken gets geared up during training at Xceler8 for an upcoming fight. Daily Advertiser

Wagga boxer Anthony McCracken gets geared up during training at Xceler8 for an upcoming fight. Daily Advertiser

Celebrating after Backyard Ashes is given some screen time in Victoria are (from left) Stephen Holt, Jamie Way, Holly Holt, 11, Adam Drummond and Toby Holt, 8. Daily Advertiser

Celebrating after Backyard Ashes is given some screen time in Victoria are (from left) Stephen Holt, Jamie Way, Holly Holt, 11, Adam Drummond and Toby Holt, 8. Daily Advertiser

ildare Catholic College teachers Melanie Cotterill and Monica Langtry dressed for the occasion as minions during the school's twilight swimming carnival. Daily Advertiser

ildare Catholic College teachers Melanie Cotterill and Monica Langtry dressed for the occasion as minions during the school's twilight swimming carnival. Daily Advertiser

Phillip Ridge of Bourke discussing drought and the future of agriculture with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Daily Liberal

Phillip Ridge of Bourke discussing drought and the future of agriculture with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Daily Liberal

The Advocate’s Sophie Harris was amongst those caught in a downpour on Wednesday. Photo: The Daily Liberal

The Advocate’s Sophie Harris was amongst those caught in a downpour on Wednesday. Photo: The Daily Liberal

DUBBO: Taronga Western Plains Zoo primary meerkat keeper Katen James will miss them when she heads to America as part of a Rotary Group study exchange team. Photo LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: Taronga Western Plains Zoo primary meerkat keeper Katen James will miss them when she heads to America as part of a Rotary Group study exchange team. Photo LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: Operations officer for the Orana team of the NSW Rural Fire Service Inspector Laurie Douglas checks hoses are ready for use. Photo LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: Operations officer for the Orana team of the NSW Rural Fire Service Inspector Laurie Douglas checks hoses are ready for use. Photo LOUISE DONGES

BATHURST: Sir Tony Robinson will be in Bathurst in April to shoot a new documentary series.

BATHURST: Sir Tony Robinson will be in Bathurst in April to shoot a new documentary series.

Collie firefighters used a night-time exercise in the CBD to test out their new ground monitor, a piece of equipment able to shoot 3000L a minute. Photo: Angela Clutterbuck/Collie Mail.

Collie firefighters used a night-time exercise in the CBD to test out their new ground monitor, a piece of equipment able to shoot 3000L a minute. Photo: Angela Clutterbuck/Collie Mail.

Dunsborough band Dallas Royal brought the heavy vibes for the crowd at the Emergence Creative Festival launch on Wednesday night. Photo: Sandy Powell/Augusta-Margaret River Mail.

Dunsborough band Dallas Royal brought the heavy vibes for the crowd at the Emergence Creative Festival launch on Wednesday night. Photo: Sandy Powell/Augusta-Margaret River Mail.

Participants in the Aussie Trikefest make their way along the Bass Highway at Ulverstone. The Advocate, Burnie

Participants in the Aussie Trikefest make their way along the Bass Highway at Ulverstone. The Advocate, Burnie

Jesse Ianuali, 6, of Devonport, with the kite he made. The Advocate, Burnie

Jesse Ianuali, 6, of Devonport, with the kite he made. The Advocate, Burnie

Lily Welsh, 3, of Devonport, at the kite festival. The Advocate, Burnie

Lily Welsh, 3, of Devonport, at the kite festival. The Advocate, Burnie

Kahn Sandy sticks a hoof to the face of Adam 'The Smiling Assassin' Cook at Valor Mixed Martial Arts. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Examiner

Kahn Sandy sticks a hoof to the face of Adam 'The Smiling Assassin' Cook at Valor Mixed Martial Arts. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Examiner

Vince Burling poses with his restored Sonerai at the George Town Aero Club's open day. Bonus point - spot the photographer in the shiny surface! Picture: Mark Jesser, The Examiner

Vince Burling poses with his restored Sonerai at the George Town Aero Club's open day. Bonus point - spot the photographer in the shiny surface! Picture: Mark Jesser, The Examiner

Sam Wood executes a fancy entry into the North Esk River at St Leonards. Picture: Phillip Biggs, The Examiner

Sam Wood executes a fancy entry into the North Esk River at St Leonards. Picture: Phillip Biggs, The Examiner

Danni Clayton, 14, Carle Parish, 27 and Teagan Collins, 14, are gearing up for a weekend of boxing. Picture: Manika Dadson, The Examiner

Danni Clayton, 14, Carle Parish, 27 and Teagan Collins, 14, are gearing up for a weekend of boxing. Picture: Manika Dadson, The Examiner

Clean Up Australia Day founder Ian Kiernan urged Tasmanians to do away with their littering ways. Picture: Mark Jesser, The Examiner

Clean Up Australia Day founder Ian Kiernan urged Tasmanians to do away with their littering ways. Picture: Mark Jesser, The Examiner

Maisie, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu, owned by Stacey Bonfield, shakes herself dry after a dip in the Murray River at Noreuil Park. Picture: TARA GOONAN, Border Mail

Maisie, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu, owned by Stacey Bonfield, shakes herself dry after a dip in the Murray River at Noreuil Park. Picture: TARA GOONAN, Border Mail

Year 5 student Hamish Sims, 10, was the target in the sponge-throw competition at Albury North Public School's water sports day. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK, Border Mail

Year 5 student Hamish Sims, 10, was the target in the sponge-throw competition at Albury North Public School's water sports day. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK, Border Mail

Ida Beard blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake. Picture: TARA GOONAN, Border Mail

Ida Beard blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake. Picture: TARA GOONAN, Border Mail

Albury North Public School students enjoy the classic Aussie past-time of running through the sprinkler during the school's water sports day. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK, Border Mail

Albury North Public School students enjoy the classic Aussie past-time of running through the sprinkler during the school's water sports day. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK, Border Mail

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister, Ballarat Courier

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister, Ballarat Courier

Storm damage at Terara after Sunday morning's wild weather which residents have described as a "mini cyclone". South Coast Register

Storm damage at Terara after Sunday morning's wild weather which residents have described as a "mini cyclone". South Coast Register

Tallwoods’ artist Barry Pressing, more commonly known as H.Fish, is exhibiting his artwork at Manning Regional Gallery. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate

Tallwoods’ artist Barry Pressing, more commonly known as H.Fish, is exhibiting his artwork at Manning Regional Gallery. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate

Crescent Head Open Women's Crew: Janelle Conomos, Jess Dalton, Hannah Beckey and Amy O'Brien. Pic: Macleay Argus

Crescent Head Open Women's Crew: Janelle Conomos, Jess Dalton, Hannah Beckey and Amy O'Brien. Pic: Macleay Argus

The scene of Tuesday afternoon's school bus crash on Hastings River Drive. Pic: Port News

The scene of Tuesday afternoon's school bus crash on Hastings River Drive. Pic: Port News

Daybreak on the Manning - Skiing at Cundletown. Pic: Manning River Times

Daybreak on the Manning - Skiing at Cundletown. Pic: Manning River Times

This was the scene at Pat Neal’s dairy farm at Oxley Island just over a week ago. Pic: Manning River Times

This was the scene at Pat Neal’s dairy farm at Oxley Island just over a week ago. Pic: Manning River Times

Booma Goat Stud. Pic: Bellingen Courier Sun

Booma Goat Stud. Pic: Bellingen Courier Sun

Storm damage at Terara after Sunday morning's wild weather which residents have described as a "mini cyclone". South Coast Register

Storm damage at Terara after Sunday morning's wild weather which residents have described as a "mini cyclone". South Coast Register

All the fun of the Maitland Fair. The Maitland Mercury

All the fun of the Maitland Fair. The Maitland Mercury

Sam Kelly gets cheered home by family Neeve, 6, Eamon, 3, Harper 1, and Cassie, Horsham Triathlon.

Sam Kelly gets cheered home by family Neeve, 6, Eamon, 3, Harper 1, and Cassie, Horsham Triathlon.