Coca-Cola, Gandhi and Cyclone Hola

Posted at 7:59am Monday 12 Mar, 2018 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford

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Today we are expecting rain developing in the morning with heavy falls, from the effects of Cyclone Hola.

These should be easing tonight. However expect a strong southeasterly, possibly a gale, before it turns southwest towards the evening.

It's a one-clothing-layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 63 per cent. 

Low tide is at 9.50am and high tide at 3.50pm. The sea swell is increasing to 2m tonight, with a sea temperature of 22 degrees. Sunset tonight is at 7.37pm. 

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 8am and 10am this morning and between 8.30pm and 10.30pm this evening. 

This day in NZ history in 1864 Arthur's Pass was 'discovered'. Arthur, George and Edward Dobson were searching for a route between Canterbury and the West Coast that the chief Tarapuhi had told them about. 

On this day in 1975 a New Zealand Red Cross worker was killed in Vietnam. Returning from leave in Laos, 30-year-old Malcolm ‘Mac' Riding was aboard an Air Vietnam DC4 when it crashed 25 km from his Red Cross team's compound near Pleiku, South Vietnam.

This day in world history in 1496 the Jews were expelled from Syria. In 1894 Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time. In 1911 Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovered the cause of infantile paralysis. In 1912 Juliet Low founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.

In 1930 Gandhi began his march to the sea to symbolize his defiance of British rule in India. In 1933 President Roosevelt made the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats. In 1945 on this day diarist Anne Frank died in a German concentration camp. 

Today is the birthday of Jane Delano, who was a nurse, teacher, and the founder of the Red Cross. Born in 1862, she once said "I think the nurse's profession is a fine one, and I like it." 

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!


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