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Record-breaking mid-winter warmth

NIWA Meteorologist Ben Noll takes a north-to-south look at the record-breaking warm temperatures experienced by Kiwis during the winter solstice.

Warm Winter Solstice tomorrow

Potentially record-breaking temperatures are likely across New Zealand tomorrow, coinciding with the shortest day of the year.

Raindrops to start Fieldays 2016, but dry and seasonable weather from Thursday

The weather for Fieldays 2016 is shaping up to be mostly tranquil with seasonable temperatures – that’s after a cool front brings patchy showers to the Mystery Creek area on Wednesday. Strong high pressure will build across the North Island from Thursday onward, bringing cool, crisp mornings and seasonably mild afternoons along with dry weather.

Fieldays forecast: dry and mild - mostly

Wear your gumboots by all means - but Fieldays 2016 is shaping up to be mostly mild and dry.

New Zealand reaches climate change milestone

An important scientific milestone was reached on a windswept point at the bottom of the North Island this week.