Rain expected late tonight

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The weather forecast is for a fine day with increasing high cloud. Light winds with evening easterlies. Rain is expected late at night. 

It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Humidity is 81 per cent. 

High tide is at 12.20pm and low tide is at 6.40pm. Sea temperature is 17 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about .3m and sunset tonight is at 7.54pm. 

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 6 and 8pm. 

This day in NZ history in 1868 Te Kooti attacked Matawhero.

The Matawhero ‘massacre' was Te Kooti's revenge for his exile to the Chatham Islands and subsequent events. In 1871 the Telegraph Department was cleared of 'hacking' charges.

Events in 1870-71 led Otago Daily Times editor George Barton to claim in his newspaper that the government had been intercepting telegraphs for political gain. In 1880 the Sutherland Falls was 'discovered'.

The renowned backwoodsman Sutherland 'discovered' the waterfall that bears his name near what is now the Milford Track – New Zealand's best-known walking track.

 In world history on this day in 1871 Henry M. Stanley found Dr. Livingstone at Ujiji near Unyanyembe in Africa. He greeted him with "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

In 1969 The children's program Sesame Street debuted. And in 1989 on this day German citizens began tearing down the Berlin Wall. 

Today is the birthday of poet Vachel Lindsay, born in 1879, who said "To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name." 

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Have a great day!



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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