With summer upon us, it's Rodeo season as every cowboy and cowgirl gears up for the many Rodeo events held around the country. Today the first Rodeo event of the Rodeo calendar was held today in Gisborne.
Crowds turned out to this the 55th year of the Gisborne Rodeo event which has attracted one of its biggest crowds so far say organisers.
From horse racing to bull riding, there was something for everyone.
More than 260 riders are here today on the first event of the rodeo calendar, the majority of these riders behind me will then make their way to Opötiki tonight for the second event tomorrow.