The weather forecast today is for a mostly sunny day with a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Also southwesterlies.
It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.
High tide is at 8.50am and low tide is at 3pm. Sea temperature is 15 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about .2m and sunset tonight is at 6.08pm.
If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 6 and 9pm.
This day in NZ history in 1887 the Tongariro mountains were gifted to the Crown.
In February 1887 newspapers reported Ngāti Tūwharetoa's proposal to gift the British Crown the mountaintops of Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu to form the basis of a national park.
The initiative reflected Ngāti Tūwharetoa's ongoing concern for its sacred mountains. During the 1880s various claimants were seeking land around Lake Taupō. Because Tūwharetoa chief Horonuku had joined both Waikato and Te Kooti in fighting against the Crown, some claimants believed the Crown would treat the Taupō blocks as rebel land. Horonuku could see that he might lose the land. On the advice of his son-in-law, the politician Lawrence Marshall Grace, he gifted the mountain block to the government to ensure that it could never be sold.
The gift of 6518 acres (2638 ha) became the nucleus of the proposed Tongariro National Park – New Zealand's first and the fourth in the world.
A quote for today from Proverbs 4:23 - "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."
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