Six years since the Rena grounding

Posted at 7:46am Thursday 05 Oct, 2017 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford

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Video and photos by Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

The weather forecast today is for a fine morning, then a few showers from the afternoon, with a chance of it turning heavy. Also light winds. 

It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 10 degrees. 

Low tide is at 1.10pm and high tide is at 7.20pm. Sea temperature is 15 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about 0.4m and sunset tonight is at 7.19pm. 

If you're going fishing today, The Fishing Website recommends the best fish bite time is between 11.30am and 1.30pm. 

This day in NZ history in 2011 the container ship Rena grounded on the clearly marked Astrolabe Reef while approaching Tauranga Harbour. 

In world history on this day, in 1762, the British captured Manila in the Philippines. In 1880 the first ball-point pen was patented by Alonzo T. Cross. 1902 Ray Kroc, the founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise was born. And in 1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon completed the first heavier than air nonstop flight over the Pacific.


Their flight, from Tokyo to Washington lasted 41 hours, 31 minutes and covered 5,000 miles. 

Our quote for today is from Oprah Winfrey who said "Devote today to something so daring you can't believe you're doing it." 

To connect with what's happening please check out our What's On page. 

Our weather update video this morning also includes the oyster catcher pair on the Mount Main beach. 

Have a great day!


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