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.)
This community event will be held at Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini on Sunday the 2nd of February from 1pm-4pm with the purpose to raise money for Redcross Australia and Wildlife Emergency Fund.
The fundraiser will be frontlined by artists Rob Ruha, Written By Wolves, and Tone6 with many more performers and over 1000 people expected to attend. Attendees will experience an afternoon of entertainment, food trucks, dance groups, kapa haka and Pasifika groups while Relief Fund collectors are stationed to collect donations.
For more information please contact Jay McLaren Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0226557398.