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Weather, whether we like it or not

Wild weather in Taranaki. Stuff image

People living in Taranaki must be fed up with TVNZ’s nightly forecast for the province – it’s based on New Plymouth, which has very different weather from other Taranaki places like Hawera, Stratford, Inglewood and Opunake.

Stuff/Daily News column for November 28, 2020

THE BIG DREDGE

The lakes at Pukekura Park – New Plymouth’s most prized tourist attraction – have looked decidedly murky over the past few years. NP District Council is spending $2.4m to dredge them clean. This video shows how it’s being done.

About Jim Tucker

Supposed to be retired, after quitting journalism teaching in 2013 (after 25 years, preceded by 22 years as a newspaper journalist and editor), but find myself busier than ever with various book projects, advising law firms, and writing articles for magazines like North & South and Live.
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