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They all returned home safely.
Otorohanga Returned & Services
treasurer/secretary Terry Price says
$2140 was collected by Poppy Day
volunteers on the street, a little down
on last year.
The donations in 18 collection box-
es at various retail outlets are still to
Thirty-eight volunteers were out
and about on Te Kuiti’s streets, and
collected a total of $3000.
Donations from collection boxes
at local business premises are yet to
Te Kuiti RSA treasurer Phillip
Helping our RSAs
Wilkinson says the
amount collected was
down $600 on last year’s
He says the RSA
committee is especially
thankful to the student
volunteers from Te
Kuiti High School who
assisted with the street
Mr Wilkinson says:
“All monies raised will
be put towards welfare
support for returned
servicemen and wid-
Poppies were the
first flowers that grew
in the battlefields of
Flanders in Belgium
during World War I
and symbolise remem-
brance, hope and sacri-
MARCH was a fairly dry month according to
local weather watchers.
In Kawhia, Michael Lellman says the coastal
community had 65.3mm of rain over 10 days with
the biggest fall of 24.2mm on March 23, followed
by 21.8mm on the 24th.
“Our 109-year average is 88.6mm so March was
on the dry side,” he says.
In contrast, Kawhia’s wettest month was 247mm
in 1962, while no rain fell at all in 1948.
“March is always a variable month with a lot
of years recording well under 50mm and as many
having well over 100. But this year we had a nice
spread of rain and growth has been pretty consist-
At Honikiwi, Ian Clark recorded 112mm of
rain – 63.8mm falling on March 25 – similar to
the 63.3mm for the same time last year. This was
slightly above our March average of 96.5mm, but
nowhere near our highest of 280mm in 1956.”
His lowest recorded rainfall was 8.9mm in 2010.
Otorohanga’s Colin Murphy says there was “not
a lot of rain for March, but sufficient enough for
high humidity, the risk of facial eczema and a few
He recorded 71mm over five days with the high-
est rainfall in one day of 45mm on March 25.
“March was notable for a significant number of
overcast days, with occasional light drizzle, which
created a false impression of higher rainfall for
Frank Kelly, Te Kuiti’s rainfall recorder, says
the town had small amounts of rain in March.
“It took 24 days to get any rainfall in double
figures on any day.”
He recorded 100mm with the highest rainfall in
one day of 24mm on March 26.
Although the total was fairly low, he says the
first three months of 2016 are a vast improvement
on rainfall figures for the same period last year.In
2015, he recorded 22mm (Jan), 66mm (Feb) and
83mm (March) compared to 179mm, 149mm and
last month’s 100mm.
“This result has given us a good foundation as
we approach winter.”
And NIWA agrees. The national climate centre
says while rainfall was well above normal in some
parts of the country, it was below normal in the
Waikato region. Temperatures were well up across
with country making for humid, sleepless nights.
NIWA says the El Nino effects should weaken
in the next three months, with autumn likely to
be warm with below normal rainfall leading up
Highest temperature 33.1deg C, Hastings, Napi-
er, Gisborne, March 8; lowest -3.3deg C, Hamner
Forest, March 12; highest 1-day rainfall 304mm,
Takaka, March 23; ighest wind gust 196km/h, Cape
Turnagain, March 10.
Of the six main centres, Auckland was the
warmest and sunniest, Wellington the driest,
Dunedin was the coolest and Tauranga was the
most wet and cloudy.
To date this year, the four sunniest locations
are Richmond (856 hours), New Plymouth (806),
Blenheim (764) and Takaka (736).
March dry & warm
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