Pack your brolly for the cricket

Posted at 7:37am Wednesday 28 Feb, 2018 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford

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In today's Tui cricket weather forecast for the Blackcaps v England match there is a chance of evening showers.

Today we are expecting fine breaks with a chance of an afternoon shower. Also light winds. 

It's a one-clothing-layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. 

Low tide is at 12.10pm and high tide at 6.20pm. There's a swell of .5m, sea temperature is 22 degrees and sunset tonight is at 7.54pm. 

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is from 10.30am to 12.30pm. 

This day in NZ history in 1945 a Kiwi soldier faced a firing squad. After more than a year on the run in northern Italy, New Zealand prisoner of war David Russell was recaptured and executed.

His courage in the face of death earned him the first George Cross awarded to a member of New Zealand's military. 

This day in world history in 1066 Westminster Abbey, the most famous church in England, opened its doors for the first time.

In 1946 the U.S. Army declared that it will use a V-2 rocket to test radar as an atomic rocket defence system. In 1991 the first Gulf War ended resulting in a resounding coalition victory. 

Today is the birthday of tightrope walker Charles Blondin who was born in 1824 and is renowned for crossing the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.

It's also the birthday of John Tenniel, who was the illustrator of various books such as 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Born in 1820 he once said ""A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." 

To get involved in some of the many activities happening around the Bay, please check out our What's on page. 

Have a great day and if you're going to the cricket, remember to take a brolly!


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