Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Sun, Rain And Wind – Kiwi Winter Weekend

This weekend is expected to be mainly dry for most but don’t think it’s all sunshine. Expect a few wet periods and some breezy conditions in the weather mix for the days ahead.

Two frontal systems mark the weather synopsis of the next few days. These are not big beasts that are bringing tempestuous conditions widespread across the land; the weather is still set to be mainly fine from Friday. However, heavy rain and strong winds are afoot this Thursday with Severe Weather Watches and Warnings - mainly for Te Waipounamu / South Island as well as lower Te Ika-a-Māui / North Island.

The fronts weaken as they move north, but the wet weather and wind follows them the entire way. “Most Kiwis will see some wet weather, and exposed places can expect stronger northwesterlies and some gusty southwesterlies” says MetService meteorologist, Tui McInnes. He urges us, “take the black jacket to Eden Park on Saturday.”

The vast majority of New Zealanders are in for a settled Sunday; mostly fine, a few showers in western areas.

“Sunday is the day to get out and about,” McInnes says, “or if you need to, get those chores done, like mowing lawns and enjoy some fresh air!”

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Government: RSI ‘State Of The Nation’ Report Published
latest research, science and innovation system report card is now available, and outlines how the system is performing, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods has announced. “The report seeks to increase transparency, act as a reliable data source and stimulate discussion... More>>

Fonterra: Increases 2021/22 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased and narrowed its forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZD $7.90 - $8.90 per kgMS, from NZD $7.25 - $8.75 per kgMS. The midpoint of the range, which farmers are paid off, has increased to NZD $8.40 per kgMS, from NZD $8.00 per kgMS... More>>

Stats: Auckland’s Population Falls For The First Time
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand’s population growth slowed down with Auckland recording a population decline for the first time ever, Stats NZ said today. “New Zealand saw slowing population growth in all regions... More>>

Pamu & Westpac: Market-leading Sustainability-Linked Loan

Westpac NZ and Pāmu have signed New Zealand’s most comprehensive Sustainability-Linked Loan to date, also the largest in the agricultural sector, and the first involving a state-owned enterprise. Pāmu, also known as Landcorp, is New Zealand’s biggest farming business. It will borrow $85m from Westpac NZ over three years... More>>

Retail NZ: Some Good News In COVID Announcements, But Firm Dates Needed

Retail NZ is welcoming news that the Government is increasing financial support for businesses in light of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, and that retail will be able to open at all stages of the new “Covid Protection Framework... More>>

ComCom: Companies In Hot Water For Selling Unsafe Hot Water Bottles And Toys

A wholesaler and a retailer have been fined a total of $140,000 under the Fair Trading Act for selling hot water bottles and toys that did not comply with mandatory safety requirements. Paramount Merchandise Company Limited (Paramount) was fined $104,000 after pleading guilty in the Manukau District Court... More>>