Archive for December, 2020

Instability – Warm, Humid Air At The Surface And Cold Air Aloft

Press Release – MetService

The outlook for New Year’s Eve revelers is for mostly fine weather at the midnight hour, with generally light winds and temperatures in the mid-teens. Read more »

New Year Honours List 2021

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Order of New Zealand

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The Order of New Zealand:


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NZ Mountain Film And Book Festival Invites Entries And Doubles Prize Money

Press Release – NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival will run in Wanaka from June 25 to 29 and in Queenstown from July 1 to 3, 2021. Read more »

New Year’s Honours Highlights Outstanding Pacific Leadership Through Challenging Year

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio
Minister for Pacific Peoples

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year’s Honours List 2021 highlights again the outstanding contribution made by Pacific people across Aotearoa. Read more »

SAFE To Protest Canterbury Rodeo Next Week

Press Release – SAFE NZ

The Canterbury rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last season saw two animals killed at rodeo events. Both animals died at the Mad Bull rodeo in Otago. Read more »

Campers Be Vigilant With Heavy Rain Expected In Otago

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Otago Police would like to remind people camping across the region to remain vigilant with heavy rain expected over the coming days. Read more »

2020 Biggest Weather Events

Press Release – MetService

2020 saw MetService issue more than 300 Severe Weather Warnings issued over 50+ weather events. We’ve compiled five of the more notable events – from the first Red Warning for Heavy Rain to the upper North Island drought. Read more »

North Otago Family Claim $18.25 Million Powerball Prize

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

A North Otago family’s dreams came true this Christmas when they discovered on Boxing Day that they had won $18.25 million dollars – the second largest prize won in 2020. Read more »

Second Fatality Following Riverton Wallacetown Highway Crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A woman critically injured in a crash on Riverton Wallacetown Highway this afternoon has died.

The crash occurred at the Oreti River Bridge at 1.30pm. Read more »

Digital Christmas: Online Traffic Spikes As Kiwis Connect With Friends And Whānau Online

Press Release – Vodafone

Kiwis put their devices to good use this festive season, connecting with friends and whānau in Aotearoa and internationally, and hitting record highs for data usage across the Vodafone NZ networks. Read more »

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