Mostly fine day

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In today's weather forecast we have morning cloud expected and the odd light shower, then fine for the rest of the day with light winds.

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 14 degrees. Humidity is 88 per cent.

Low tide is at 12.20pm and high tide is at 6.20pm. Sea temperature is 19 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about 0.5m and sunset tonight is at 8.17pm.

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 10.3am and 12.30pm.

This day in NZ history in 1917 the 'Six o'clock swill' began. Six pm closing of pubs was introduced as a 'temporary' wartime measure. It ushered in what became known as the 'six o'clock swill', in which patrons drank their fill before closing time. The practice was to last for 50 years.

In world history on this day in 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of France in Notre Dame Cathedral.

In 1867 people waited in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York City. In 1927 the new Ford Model A was introduced to the American public. In 1982 dentist Barney Clark received the first permanent artificial heart, developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik.

And in 1993 on this day NASA launched the Space Shuttle Endeavor on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Today is the birthday of engineer Peter Carl Goldmark, who developed the first commercial colour television and the long-playing phonograph record. He was born on this day in 1906.

Today's quote is from Thomas Keating who said "For human beings, the most daunting challenge is to become fully human."

To get involved in events and activities around the Bay, please check out our What's On page. This morning's video was filmed at Newdick's Beach and Little Waihi.

There's plenty to do today and it's a great day to do it!



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Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner.

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