Today's weather with Rosalie

Video and photos by Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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In today's weather forecast we are expecting long fine spells with light winds. 

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. 

Low tide is at 11.20am and high tide is at 5.30pm. Sea temperature is 19 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about 0.6m and sunset tonight is at 8.16pm. 

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 9.30 and 11.30am. 

This day in NZ history in 1898 the first movie was shot in New Zealand.

The first motion pictures known to have been taken in New Zealand were made by photographer W.H. Bartlett for the entrepreneur Alfred Whitehouse, who in 1895 had imported the colony's first ‘kinetoscope', a Thomas Edison invention that showed moving images to one viewer at a time. 

In 1933 the first flight from North Cape to Bluff took place. Twenty-two-year-old pilot E.F. ('Teddy') Harvie and his passenger, 18-year-old Miss Trevor Hunter, set a record for the longest flight within New Zealand in a single day.

They completed the 1880-km journey in 16 hours 10 minutes. 

In world history on this day in 1955 Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South's segregationist laws.

In 1981 the AIDS virus was officially recognized. In 1990 the Channel Tunnel sections from France and the UK met beneath the English Channel.

Today is the birthday of Swiss-born modeler-in-wax Madame Tussaud, who founded the world-famous exhibition on London's Baker Street. She was born in 1761. It's also the birthday of Bette Midler who said "If you can accept your differentness and learn to love it and encourage it, then you can be someone wonderful." 

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Have a great day!



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Hairy Maclary and his friends at dusk. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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