Life in pictures: All eyes on river before threat of floods recedes.

The heavy rain last week sparked a flood alert as the Whanganui River rose dramatically. However, it ended well, with only minor breaches and a number of photo opportunities, some of which we share with you here.

The Whanganui River reflected in the silver ball art installation near the information centre. Photo/Hermione Rose Fredericksen
The Whanganui River reflected in the silver ball art installation near the information centre. Photo/Hermione Rose Fredericksen
River levels run high at the berth of the Waimarie riverboat. Photo/Hermione Rose Fredericksen
River levels run high at the berth of the Waimarie riverboat. Photo/Hermione Rose Fredericksen