Our weather video this morning was filmed on Mount Main beach and features the oystercatchers on their newly laid egg.
The weather forecast today is for a mostly sunny day with cloud increasing in the evening. Northerlies will be developing in the afternoon, and strengthening at night.
It's a two-clothing layer day with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 14 degrees.
High tide is at 9.50am and low tide is at 4pm. Sea temperature is 17 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about .4m and sunset tonight is at 7.51pm.
If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 3 and 5pm.
This day in NZ history in 1848 the paddlesteamer Acheron arrived to spend four years surveying and charting the New Zealand waters. In 1912 the Public Service Act passed into law.
In 1970 on this day, the last unclimbed face of Aoraki/Mt Cook was conquered by long-haired Christchurch mountaineers John Glasgow and Peter Gough. They became the first people known to have scaled the 2000-m Caroline Face and declared it a ‘triumph for the hippies'.
In world history on this day in 1665 the London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, was first published. In 1994 the world's first internet radio broadcast originates from WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Today is the birthday of evangelist Billy Graham born in 1918, and Marie Curie, born in 1867. She was a French chemist who researched radioactivity and discovered radium.
Our quote for today is from CS Lewis who said "To love at all is to be vulnerable".
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Have a great day!