Heavy rain on the way for North Island

Heavy rain is on the cards for much of the North Island this week, while the South Island could be in for a hefty dollop of snow. As the short working week got underway, parts of the eastern North Island were recovering from heavy rain that fell during...... Read More

Tauranga sunset captured on camera

Tauranga and Mount Maunganui locals were keen to get out their camera's as last night's setting sun provided a picture perfect moment. Reds, purples and blues filtered through the sky as the sun prepared to say goodbye to what was left of Thursday. SunLive...... Read More

A fine winter day ahead

The weather forecast today is fine with southerly breezes dying out in the afternoon. It's a three-clothing layer and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 5 degrees. Humidity is 81 per cent. High tide is at 1.50pm...... Read More

Winter brings perfect beach weather

Although most people don’t think of winter as beach weather, that’s when Coast Care along and their army of keen locals, schools kids and care groups head down to give our dunes some TLC. In just over 20 years Coast Care and its volunteers...... Read More

Big high rolling in, warmer weather on the way

The southerly change this week has already moved through has not been a major event as initially forecast, with some places very quickly bouncing back to normal today temperature wise. WeatherWatch.co.nz head forecaster Philip Duncan says a large high...... Read More

Fine and chilly for Tauranga

The weather forecast today is fine apart from some evening clouds, and southerly winds. It's a three-clothing layer and one-windproof layer day today, with a high of 13 and an overnight low of five degrees. Humidity is 83 per cent. High tide is...... Read More

Main southerly now heading into the North Island

The main southerly blast is moving up the North Island now after bring low level snow, even sea level snow briefly, to parts of the South Island last night. "Snow may now affect North Island highways later today and into Thursday morning, especially...... Read More

D-Day and chilly night

The weather forecast today is for long fine spells. A few showers, mainly in the afternoon and westerlies turning southerly in the early evening. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight low of 3 degrees. Humidity...... Read More

Temperatures drop as snow falls on NZ

A cold front moving over New Zealand has started to march up the South Island bringing a dumping of snow. WeatherWatch.co.nz has had reports of isolated snow to sea level in Dunedin, mainly around Portobello Road area. "A cold front has started...... Read More

Roading & Coromandel water treatment plant update

After heavy rain over the long weekend, Puketui Road, Hikuai, is closed until further notice as the ford is still in flood. All other District roads are open as are all state highways, says the Thames Coromandel District Council. "Work is continuing...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.