Hazy skies caused by the tragic 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.)
Walking in/around Auckland there's plenty of interesting flora that bears fruit and I am not sure if they're edible.
Someone informed me couple of months ago not to eat karaka fruit because of toxins present in them. They pretty much looked like dates to me although not on a palm tree 😁 while we were strolling around the Totara lookout.
It would be interesting to know if there are areas in Auckland where we can go and find some edible fruits to try?
We are delighted to announce that Alberton's much loved annual summer tea services return for one weekend this March!
Gather a group of friends to celebrate and savour the traditional ritual of high tea. Enjoy dainty sandwiches, scones, savouries and cakes with a showcase of luxury teas from Harney & Sons, served from vintage bone china and antique silverware. Soak up the beauty of majestic Alberton, a mansion built in 1863, from the verandah overlooking the garden or in the grand Victorian ballroom.
Always an occasion, these events sell out so make sure to book promptly. Earlybird offer: for 10% off use the code TEAFANATIC when booking on Eventfinda before the end of the month! Offer expires 1 February.
Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March 11am & 2pm. Book via Eventfinda
May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.
Next semester starts on Monday, 24 Feb 2020.