Category Archives: New Zealand weather

Worst Drought in New Zealand History

New Zealand is experiencing very dry weather this summer, and the North Island has been enduring the worst drought in the 71-year history of such records.  This summer, there has been persistent high pressure over New Zealand and in the … Continue reading

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Milford Sound, Fiordlands, New Zealand

We had an amazing cruise on Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, with good weather and plenty of space on the cruise ship (few people).  The water was smooth, other than for a few minutes as we turned around … Continue reading

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Cape Reinga in the far north of New Zealand, where two seas meet

  Our next full day in Northland after Waitangi and Russell was to the far north, to Cape Reinga.  Here there is a very well crafted walkway with benches for rests and signposts (in both English and Maori) about the … Continue reading

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Mt Tongariro eruption: Code red – New Zealand volcano erupts 7 August 2012

Late last night (NZ time), a volcano (Mt. Tongariro) on New Zealand’s North Island erupted, spewing red rock and spreading ash across much of the centre of North Island, creating an eight mile hazard zone, closing highways and delaying flights.  But … Continue reading

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Heavier Rains, More Flooding, and a Huge Tree Across our Drive

Yesterday and last night was a huge storm, with wild winds and lots of rain.  When we woke this morning, Andrew commented that our creek was roaring loud.  Everything was soaked, but all our orchard trees, both old and young, … Continue reading

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Whakatane Colin and Glenys Visit

You may remember that a little over a year ago, we visited Whakatane and stayed with Col and Glen. They are great people, and we enjoy both their company and their conversations.  Well, they returned the favour and stayed with … Continue reading

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