The weather forecast today - partly cloudy, with a chance of showers from the afternoon. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 12 degrees.
Low tide is at 2pm and high tide is at 8.10pm. Sea temperature is 16 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about .4m and sunset tonight is at 7.33pm.
If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 5 ans 8pm.
This day in NZ history, in 1987 was the 'Black Tuesday' share-market crash. Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of New Zealand shares in the weeks following 20 October, as the shockwaves of a sharp drop in New York's Wall St stockmarket rippled around the world.
Our quote for today is from William Blake who said "“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
This morning we're filming from the Tauranga city waterfront which has the Crystal Palace set up for the Tauranga Arts Festival.
The wooden sleepers along the waterfront pathway and the picnic tables were built using timber recovered from the container ship MV Rena which ran aground off the coast of Tauranga on Wednesday October 5, 2011.
To find activities to get involved in please check out our Whats On page. Have a great day!