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A Hazardous Passage

A Hazardous Passage

“Had a ver ruf day the sea running mountains high, the ship reeling to and frow like a drunkin man, chists upsetting, watter cans pots & pans tumbeling in all directions.”So
Women in Weather

Women in Weather

The first woman understood to have been accepted into the New Zealand Meteorological Service (NZMS) in Kelburn, other than in a clerical role, commenced work in 1938.  Colleen Dee (later Wilson)
The Clutha Flood of 1878

The Clutha Flood of 1878

The Waikato may be our longest river, but the Clutha is swifter, has the largest catchment and carries the most water. With its headwaters in the rain-factory of the Southern Alps, the Clutha also
MetService and World War II

MetService and World War II

World War II transformed the Meteorological Service from a handful of staff to 335 by war’s end. The increase of personnel began before hostilities broke out, as the government started training
Rugby Weather: New Zealand v South Africa in the Rain

Rugby Weather: New Zealand v South Africa in the Rain

On Saturday 17 September 1921, the deciding test of the first Springbok Tour was played at Wellington’s Athletic Park. New Zealand had won the first test 13-5 at Carisbrook and South Africa the
Rugby Weather: Snow and the Lions

Rugby Weather: Snow and the Lions

The first test between the All Blacks and the Lions in 1930 was played at Dunedin’s Carisbrook Park just after a snowstorm. Rain started in the morning then turned to snow during the curtain