Storm force winds batter city

“I've been wishing that tree down for a really long time,” says Otumoetai resident Rebecca McEwan of the large tree that blew down over her Glenn Terrace driveway overnight. “At this time of year it loses all its leaves, and it's... Read More

Mainly fine, chance of showers

Today is a three clothing layer and a one windproof layer day. Keep warm and watch out for westerly winds increasing later. The weather will be mainly fine with a chance of morning showers.  A high of 16 and an overnight low of 12 degrees is expected. Check... Read More

Polar blast taking hold

Cooler southerlies will take hold over the country today, but even colder weather is still to come.  “A cold front accompanied by bitter temperatures sweeps up from the Antarctic and after warming ever so slightly over the ocean, arrives... Read More

Kiwi abroad captures cool contrails

  A New Zealander on holiday in the US captured some spectacular contrails while visiting California the other day. Ian Forrest, a senior firefighter from Waikato, captured the jet vapour trails while visiting Yosemite National Park. “Contrails... Read More

A few showers, but a clear afternoon

Today there may be a few showers but it should clear in the afternoon.   High tide is at 11.50am, just in time for a seaside lunch, and low tide at 6pm.  Check out this day in history and what's on, in our weather wrap video,  filmed... Read More

‘Weak’ quake near Te Kaha

An earthquake being described as “weak” intensity has been recorded near Te Kaha. The quake hit around 5.30am and had a magnitude of 3.5. According to GeoNet, the earthquake was 51km deep and was centred 10km north-west of Te Kaha. This shake... Read More

Antarctic blast to bring Desert Rd snow

Snow is being predicted for the Desert Road as a southerly surge rushes northwards. Once the rain has moved off New Zealand, WeatherWatch.co.nz says an entirely new weather system from the Southern Ocean will spread much colder air on Thursday afternoon. “But... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today there are periods of rain ahead, some heavy patches at times but it should be clearing towards evening.  A weather warning is in place for the region. It's a one-layer-of-clothing day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 15... Read More

Warning as heavy rain forecast

A severe weather warning has been issued for Northland, Eastern Bay of Plenty and Nelson with predictions of heavy rain for those regions. An active front over Northland is forecast to move slowly eastwards across the upper North Island today, before... Read More

Plea for Coronation Park grove

The currently favoured site for the proposed ‘iconic' tourism centre in Coronation Park Mount Maunganui will destroy the grove of trees the park is named after, says tour operator John Mathieson. The unique grove of New Zealand native trees... Read More



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