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Ria Dobing and Maria Panas, both of Kurri Kurri, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Ria Dobing and Maria Panas, both of Kurri Kurri, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Jo and Libby Cousins, of Muswellbrook, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Jo and Libby Cousins, of Muswellbrook, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Lecia, Patience, Batanai and Caelen Mutyasira, of Gillieston Heights, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Lecia, Patience, Batanai and Caelen Mutyasira, of Gillieston Heights, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Andrew and Brodie Roberts-Thomson, of Metford, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Andrew and Brodie Roberts-Thomson, of Metford, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Matthew, Audrey and Adrienne O'Brien, of Abermaine, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Matthew, Audrey and Adrienne O'Brien, of Abermaine, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Maisie, Jason and Kate Lucas, of Ashtonfield, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Maisie, Jason and Kate Lucas, of Ashtonfield, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Seth, 4, Caleb, 2, and Sue Gill, of West Wallsend, and Jade Ryall, 3, of Wallsend, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Seth, 4, Caleb, 2, and Sue Gill, of West Wallsend, and Jade Ryall, 3, of Wallsend, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Second from left, Karen Buckner, of Dudley, with her children from left Amy, Tom and Meg, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Second from left, Karen Buckner, of Dudley, with her children from left Amy, Tom and Meg, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Michael Peters and daughter Mia, of Rankin Park, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Michael Peters and daughter Mia, of Rankin Park, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

David Piper, of Eleebana, Naiomi Finlayson, of Merewether, and Byon Wicks, of Merewether, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

David Piper, of Eleebana, Naiomi Finlayson, of Merewether, and Byon Wicks, of Merewether, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

John Walton, left, with his son Tom, of New Lambton Heights, and Paul Ebert, right, with his son Sean, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

John Walton, left, with his son Tom, of New Lambton Heights, and Paul Ebert, right, with his son Sean, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Amber Sinclair, of Maryville, and June White, of Mayfield, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Amber Sinclair, of Maryville, and June White, of Mayfield, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Sandy Dixon, of Bolton Point, and Rod Jackson, of Cardiff, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Sandy Dixon, of Bolton Point, and Rod Jackson, of Cardiff, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Tower Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Warrick Patch, of Adamstown, Brett Turner, of Kotara, and Peter Goldspring, of Phoenix Park, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Warrick Patch, of Adamstown, Brett Turner, of Kotara, and Peter Goldspring, of Phoenix Park, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Mark Daniels, of Maitland, and Chris  Pulsednik, of Dudley, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Mark Daniels, of Maitland, and Chris Pulsednik, of Dudley, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Todd Pavlou, of Charlestown, and Craig Allen, of Tighes Hill, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Todd Pavlou, of Charlestown, and Craig Allen, of Tighes Hill, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Nick Brown, of Merewether, Hollee Hibberson, of Melbourne, and Tim Stevens, of Maitland, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Nick Brown, of Merewether, Hollee Hibberson, of Melbourne, and Tim Stevens, of Maitland, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

The Hyland family, of Charlestown - Allira, Gisele, Glen, Tania, Hunter and Bianca,  at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The Hyland family, of Charlestown - Allira, Gisele, Glen, Tania, Hunter and Bianca, at the launch of this year's Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

John Bennett, of Belmont, and Joe Belavic, of Waratah West, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

John Bennett, of Belmont, and Joe Belavic, of Waratah West, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Luke Palmer, of Newcastle, and Julian Sharp, of Mosman, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Luke Palmer, of Newcastle, and Julian Sharp, of Mosman, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Guest speaker Merv Hughes with Mary Thompson, managing director of McLeod Rail, and Andy Botting,  at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Guest speaker Merv Hughes with Mary Thompson, managing director of McLeod Rail, and Andy Botting, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Gus Van Velzen, of Jilliby, and Wayne Williams, of Maitland,  at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Gus Van Velzen, of Jilliby, and Wayne Williams, of Maitland, at McLeod Rail's key client dinner. Picture: Simone De Peak

Samantha Wilderbeek, of Fern Bay, and Will Stone, of Cooks Hill, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Towers Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Samantha Wilderbeek, of Fern Bay, and Will Stone, of Cooks Hill, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Towers Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Grace and Emma Buckner, of Dudley, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Towers Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

Grace and Emma Buckner, of Dudley, at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Towers Cinemas. Picture: Simone De Peak

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This week's RISE Social Spy pictures feature the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular and McLeod Rail's key client dinner.