About This Station

The station is now powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather station. The data is collected every 3-30 seconds and the site is updated every 5 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge, a thermo-hydro sensor, with solar and UV sensors situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

About This Community

Makarewa is a small community north of Invercargill (the southernmost city in the South Island of New Zealand).Facilities include a primary school with a roll of about 130 children, meeting rooms for clubs, a playcentre, country club, squash courts, lawn bowling club, and an indoor swimming pool on the school grounds.

Alliance Group Ltd operate a freezing works in Makarewa, originally the plant processed Beef but after being downsized in the nineties is a Venision processing plant. The plant also provides water for the nearby Lorneville plant.

Makarewa was formerly the junction of two branch line railways, where the Tuatapere Branch diverged from the Kingston Branch. A third line, the Ohai Branch, left the Tuatapere Branch in Thornbury. On 15 January 1978, the Tuatapere Branch closed beyond Thornbury, and on 13 December 1982, the Kingston Branch closed beyond Makarewa. The line through Makarewa has since been incorporated into the Ohai Branch and only freight services operate. (Information gleaned from and many thanks to Wikipedia)

About This Website

This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

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