The weather has been mixed so this week and next is back on base . Tuesday was Wiatangi day and we drove to the grounds to join in the celebrations . Early start, beautiful sunny day . Moaoris , wacka (war canoes ) haangi (maori foodcooked in pits) ,singing and dancing. HMNZ Canterbury with the 21 gun salute and all in a spirit of friendliness . Prime Minister NZ mingling in the crowds .
Then the rain followed on thursday and has been rai ing ever since . A little respite late next week and then back on cyclone watch as the class2 stkrm presently washing Samoa looks set to pass very close to us