49 days ago

Hazy weekend for New Zealand.. again

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

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.)

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More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago

☀️🏄Enjoy the fabulous long weekend🏊☀️

Fiona from Henderson

May you and your friends and family enjoy the lovely long weekend ahead of us.
Please be careful on the roads & remember to plan your trip, especially if you have children in the car with you. 🚗🚙
Try to avoid travelling in the worst times between 9am - 4pm, this is when all the cars will be nose to tail and tempers have been known to flare on these occasions.
Try to travel outside of these hours, that way breaks can be had, toilet stops will be less stressful and you can also get there and back all in on safe condition.
Travelling in the evenings will be cooler and you will find yourself driving a bit more carefully and slower to get there. The children can sleep in the car.
Make sure that you have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand, especially in this warm weather.
If you are not going away (like myself), then avoid the motorways at all costs in those hours,, unless it's a short trip.
Mind you, Auckland maybe nice & quiet for those of us who remain behind.
Perfect time to go for a nice walk, a nice picnic at park or a beach or even in your backyard.🍕🍗🍓🍑🍎
Maybe a nice bike ride will be on the schedule.🚴
You may even discover a new ice cream place along your way.🍦🍧
Remember to slip, slop, slap in this glorious summer weather, especially the little ones.
If you are going to the beach, DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN and apply liberally and often. Also, keep eye on the little ones near water and the sand dunes.
But above all, be safe (and sensible and have so much fun and we'll see you all when you get back - all in one piece please.
☀️☀️⛱🏊🏄🚣🏖☀️☀️

10 hours ago

A young life changed

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

An 11-year-old Bay of Plenty boy may look like an ordinary child, but the challenges he has faced and the struggles he’s overcomes set him apart from the crowd.

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11 hours ago

Why these Kiwi girls choose to wear a hijab

The Team Reporter from Stuff

#Watch: This interview with two Kiwi girls who choose to wear hijabs in NZ will help kids understand different cultural norms and the meaning behind them.

PLUS this episode of KEA Kids News also explores what exactly a Dark Sky Sanctuary is. (Funded by NZ on Air for HEIHEI)

To read more, click here.