Wahine Weather 50 years on - April 10 1968

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The storm that grew out of tropical cyclone Gisele caused the strongest wind ever recorded in New Zealand - 181 km/h (98 knots) gusting 269 km/h (145 knots) at Oteranga Bay west of Wellington. Although it wrought havoc... Read More

Advance Australia Unfair

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Mate, you're dreaming… no surprises there    The Commonwealth Games have kicked off on the Gold Coast, and after the cricket cheating saga we can expect the games will be played... Read More

Easter doesn’t have to be the ‘last hurrah’

Kristin DunneTourism Bay of Plenty Who enjoyed the National Jazz Festival last weekend? If you were amongst the 30, 000 people who soaked up the atmosphere, you will know what a great event it is for the city. With the onset of daylight saving... Read More

New Zealand Climate Extremes to December 2016

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Climate extremes in New Zealand, since instrumental records became available in the 1850's, show a range from the highest temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius recorded in Rangiora on February 7, 1973, to the most intense... Read More

Nobituary: Rogers alive and kicking

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The rumours of my untimely demise seem to be based on alternative facts.With apologies to Mark Twain, who quipped: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” after widespread rumours... Read More

El Nino and La Nina and the Southern Oscillation Index

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is a standardized index based on the observed sea level pressure differences between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia. The SOI is a leading measure of the large-scale fluctuations in... Read More

Danger, danger Will Robinson!

Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz As I've always said, you can never trust a robot. There are hundreds of well-researched documentaries, often rudely denounced as science fiction films, that prove beyond doubt that the robots... Read More

Global Temperatures 1996 - February 2018

Weather Eyewith John Maunder Global temperatures are compiled for various areas including global (land-ocean), global (meteorological stations), three latitude bands, and hemispheric, by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies of NASA. The graph... Read More

'Inappropriate nose jobs'

Rosalie CrawfordRosalie's Writings   I heard this week that people are having inappropriate nose jobs due to their noses appearing 30 per cent larger in selfies than they really are.  I thought about this and took a selfie myself, just... Read More

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