WEATHER FANPAGE LAUNCHED DURING STORM
From today weather watchers can keep up with the latest forecasts or submit their own weather updates, pictures and comments on the ONE Weather fanpage on Facebook.
The page has been launched today and coincides with severe thunderstorms forecast for Northland, Auckland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula this evening. An active storm band is expected to cross the area shortly bringing winds gusting to over 120 kilometres an hour and the possibility of tornadoes.
70 – 100 mm of rain is expected to fall across these areas this afternoon and this evening and up to 120mm is expected in the eastern ranges of the Bay of Plenty.
People in the affected areas are being advised by the MetService to follow the forecasts and warnings, watch for rapidly rising rivers and streams and farmers are advised to move stock to higher ground if it could be at risk from flooding.
ONE News is covering the storm with reports and full weather updates in the news hour at 6pm and on the new fanpage that you don’t have to be a Facebook member to view or join.
FUNNIEST TV VIDEOS
Breakfast’s Paul Henry has made the UK Telegraph’s Top 20 list of the world’s 20 best moments of uncontrollable laughter on television. He is the only person to feature on the list twice.
The 16th and 17th most “infectious” laughter moments on TV can be seen at http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/paul-henry-giggles-into-world-headlines-3077741 including one giggle that culminates in Paul spitting a mouthful of water over co-host Pippa Wetzell.
TEN THOUSAND AND COUNTING
The TVNZ iPhone application launched ten days ago has been downloaded over 10,000 times already.
It’s estimated there are 30,000 – 40,000 iPhones being used in New Zealand which calculates out to a tie ratio of 25%-30%
NETBALL INTERNATIONAL LIVE TOMORROW
The Silver Ferns vs England Netball Test will be broadcast live from Manchester tomorrow morning from 7am on TV ONE’s Breakfast.
News, sport, weather and traffic information will be updated during breaks in the netball between 7am and approx 8:20am.