Welcome to the passengers from the Diamond Princess and Noordam. And also to the drivers and owners of Volkswagons at the annual Run to the Sun event, enjoying a weekend at Mount Maunganui.
In today’s weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods with a chance of showers from the late morning until evening. Also light winds.
It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 19 degrees. Humidity is 96 per cent.
High tide is at 8.50am and low tide at 3pm. There’s a sea swell of 0.9m, sea temperature is 21 degrees and sunset tonight is at 8.09pm.
If you’re going fishing today, the best fish bite time is between 6 and 9pm.
This day in NZ history in 1873, Aucklanders awoke to the alarming news that a Russian warship had entered Auckland Harbour undetected and landed troops.
In world history on this day in 1909 the Apache chief Geronimo died of pneumonia at age 80, while still in captivity at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
In 1938, the first colour television was demonstrated at the Dominion Theatre in London.
In 1951, Packard introduced it’s “250” Chassis Convertible. In 1955, Britain announced its ability to make hydrogen bombs.
In 1959, the United States launched its first weather station in space, the Vanguard II. In 1960, Martin Luther King Jr was arrested in the Alabama bus boycott.
In 1985 Murray Haydon became the third person to receive an artificial heart.
Today is the birthday of Australian poet and journalist Andrew Banjo Paterson. Born in 1864, and famous for his song Waltzing Matilda, he wrote “For the drover’s life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.”
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