Tawa’s spell of thirty-one days without rain came to an abrupt end this morning.
Tawa’s dry April continues, with only patchy light rain falling in the area overnight.
The series of moderate earthquakes occurring near Hanmer Springs and St Arnaud continued with two more events late last night.
Another moderately-strong earthquake struck near Christchurch yesterday afternoon, nearly five years after a sixth magnitude earthquake killed 185 people.
A moderately strong earthquake struck near St Arnaud in Marlborough this afternoon.
A burst of earthquake activity has struck the Kermadec Islands in recent days.
A swarm of shallow earthquakes struck off the coast near Whakatane overnight.
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…
Some of us still pause to think of the importance of that day in 1918 and also to remember those who have served and died in military service over the years.
Some seek a quiet place to be at that time of reflection, and one of Tawa’s little-known monuments may just be that place.
An earthquake of magnitude 8, classified as a “great quake,” struck off the coast of Chile this afternoon, generating a damaging tsunami.
Earthquakes continue in the southern Kermadec Islands since last night’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake.
A strong earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands this evening.
A magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck near the Santa Cruz Islands this afternoon.
Snow coating the hills around Tawa and Porirua doesn’t happen very often, perhaps once or twice in a decade. So, when it occurs, it is a talking point.