Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Off to Fieldays? We don’t want to dampen your spirits but…

Off to Fieldays? We don’t want to dampen your spirits but…


NIWA has a message for opening day visitors to the rural sector’s biggest event of the year: go prepared.


As the official forecaster of the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays which starts at Mystery Creek on Wednesday, NIWA will be on site providing accurate, up-to-date weather information to help people plan their visit.

Doing the forecasting is NIWA’s newest meteorologist Chris Brandolino. He’s been tracking weather systems moving towards Mystery Creek, just south of Hamilton, and predicts showers for the first day.

“It shouldn’t be a washout, but there will be the threat of showers. The good news is that it will be a mild day for this time of the year.”

From Wednesday, Chris, a former US TV weatherman and talk show host, will be broadcasting live on the hour every hour from Fieldays. Visitors are welcome to watch Chris in action at NIWA’s purpose-built TV studio in the main pavilion – no umbrella necessary.

Chris will be using new state-of-the-art weather graphics specially designed for NIWA that tell you everything you need to know about what the weather will do in super fine detail.
This is Chris’ first time at Fieldays in New Zealand but he’s a veteran of agricultural shows in the US and can’t wait to get to Mystery Creek.

NIWA will also have Chris’ forecasts on its website www.niwa.co.nz or on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/nzniwa or you can follow him on Twitter @NiwaWeather

And while at Fieldays, NIWA will also be demonstrating FarmMet, a brand new high resolution forecasting tool for farmers. Visitors to its stand have an opportunity to go into a draw to win an iPad and one year’s subscription to FarmMet.

Be weather smart and visit NIWA in the main pavilion at Mystery Creek next week.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news