Hi neighbours. All of the 10,000 free tickets for the City Rail Link open day were snapped up in just one hour when they became available to the public at midday on Wednesday. The open day includes a wander through the tunnel beneath Queen St, between Britomart Station and Albert St. Did you manage to nap some tickets? What are you most excited to see during the open day? Let us know in the comments.
What book sticks in your mind?
Hazy skies caused by the Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)
Family Carol afternoon