The week that was September 17-23 | PHOTOS 23 Sep 2016, 2 p.m. The week's news in pictures from across the Hunter The week that was September 17-23 | PHOTOS BARREL GIRL: The blue-ribbon Stroud Campdraft and Rodeo attracted almost 1000 competitors.MAITLAND: Dom Punch is hoping to drive again with the use of a modified, wheelchair accessible van.HUNTER: New England Highway motorists received a surprise on their morning commute on Thursday with the opening of the overpass.HUNTER: Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in East Maitland. Picture: Perry DuffinHUNTER: Beresfield man Peter Robinson has taken his campaign for a job to the New England Highway at Tarro. Picture: Perry DuffinTREATMENT: Amy Howe and daughter Tayissa, whose epilepsy causes numerous fits each day. Picture: Perry DuffinHUNTER: Golden girl Maddi Elliott flies home from Rio glad for a hug from mum and some MaccasHUNTER: Hunter based former champion racehorse Black Caviar welcomes third foal - a filly by Arrowfield's Snitzel. Photograph Georgie Lomax.HUNTER: St Joseph's High School students help with mini Olympics at Aberdeen Public SchoolHUNTER: Scone High School's Year 12 students celebrate in style at formalHUNTER: SES volunteers from 10 Units throughout the Hunter region took to the water at Glenbawn Dam at the weekend for Operation Panda.HUNTER: More than 800 wines are being swirled, sniffed, swished and spat at Cessnock Leagues Club this week as judging for the 2016 NSW Wines Awards takes place.HUNTER: Lara Aged Care resident Thelma Howe celebrates 100th birthdayCoach Anthony Richards with Roosters players at Macquarie Field on Tuesday. Picture: Jonathan Carroll RIGHT DIRECTION: Newcastle Registry Week spokesperson Belinda McDaid said the outreach rough sleeper survey would be conducted in October. Merewether Public turns 125: Elwyn Welch, Olivia Hicks, Cooper Nagle, Matilda Butler, Rusty Thompson. Picture: Jonathan Carroll WARRIORS: Lu Zichao, Wang Changnian, Wang Changjiu and Zhang Yuhao are part of the Shaolin Warriors. The Chinese kung fu masters will perform in Newcastle on Thursday. Picture: Louise Kennerley WAVE HELLO: Sydney-based seven-time women's world champion Layne Beachley drops into Merewether Beach for a quick surf between corporate commitments. Picture: Grant Sproule from throwingbuckets.com.au BUSTING MOVES A Jane Fonda inspired fitness group is led by Emma Levine. They workout together every Monday night Picture Jonathan CarrollCHEERS: Will Corey Crooks stick with tradition and pull on the lederhosen at the Grain Store's annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 7 and 8? Picture: Max Mason-Hubers Rising Newcastle rugby union star Dylan Heins has pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine with a street value of between $41,900 and $67,040. LIFE-LONG SKILL: Lily McClelland, 4, Will Stevenson, 4, instructor Bronwyn McGrath, Anastasia Tobin, 3, and Ava Thompson, 4, during a weekly lesson at Swim Balance Mayfield. Picture Simone De Peak Neglected: Greg and Susan Foster are frustrated Lake Macquarie City Council did not regularly maintain the creek that regularly floods their property. Picture: Marina Neil. TweetFacebook of ╳exitThe Week That WasEverything that made headlines this week.The week’s news in pictures from across the Hunter region.