Clear skies ahead

Video and photos by Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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In today's forecast there will be a few showers this morning, but clearing towards evening. A southwesterly will develop.


It's a three-clothing-layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 7 degrees.


Check out our video, to see a pair of oyster catcher birds getting ready for nesting, and a dotterel at dawn feeding along the shore at Mount Main beach.


Low tide is at 2.10pm and high tide is at 8.20pm. Sea temperature is 15 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about .2 m and sunset tonight is at 6.07pm.

This day in NZ history in 1906, domestic workers called for a 68-hour week. From the late 1880s to the 1930s, domestic service was the single largest form of paid employment for women. The ‘domestics' who worked in more than 15,000 New Zealand homes often endured harsh working conditions: a 16-hour day, 6½ days a week, for low wages.


This day in 1931 a Coalition government was formed to combat the Depression.

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