Proposal at sunrise starts fine Bay day

Video and photos by Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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This morning a couple from Auckland arrived at our beach near Banks Ave to see the sunrise. They feature in today's video. He proposed to her, and she said yes! Congratulations to you both.

In today's weather forecast we are expecting long fine spells, but with an afternoon shower or two, and southeasterlies.

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 24 and overnight will be a little nippy with the temperature expected to drop down to 10 degrees.

High tide is at 2.10pm and low tide at 8.30pm. Sea temperature is 20 degrees. There's an average sea swell of .3m. Sunset tonight is at 8.35pm.

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite times are between 7 and 9pm.

This day in NZ history in 1987 was the death of Rewi Alley. The former Cantabrian died in Beijing after living in China through six tumultuous decades. After serving in the First World War and then struggling on a backblocks farm in south Taranaki, in 1927 Alley moved to Shanghai, where he was a fire officer and factory inspector before becoming involved in government-sponsored relief work. He helped establish the Industrial Co-operative movement, which advocated village-level development. Its slogan Gung Ho (‘work together') entered the English language.

In world history on this day in 1831 the HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin on board, departed from Plymouth. It eventually visited the Galapagos Islands where Darwin formed his theories on evolution.

In 1939 a series of vicious earthquakes took 11,000 lives in Turkey.

Today is the birthday of Major General Charles Sweeney, the pilot of Bocks Car, the B-29 that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. He was born in 1919 on this day. It is also the birthday of Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist. He was born in 1822 and once said "In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind."

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