Yana’s Yarn – 6 Februray 2018

Today, Tuesday 6 February is Waitangi Day. We celebrate the founding document that was signed on this day in 1840. While it is a public holiday, it’s important to remember the historic moment of New Zealand’s timeline. We’re a young nation in comparison to other countries, but our history is special.

In case you missed it: The Post Newspaper moved homes last week. We’re now located at 7 Hall Street, Pukekohe. It’s just around the corner from our old office, but still nice and central to Pukekohe. Our phones will be back on line this week, so if you haven’t been able to get in touch with us, we apologise. We still have our Waiuku office open most mornings and all our contact details are online if you need to reach us.

If you’ve been avoiding the news and social media, you might not know that the moon was a little bit different on Wednesday night/ Thursday morning. A combination of a blue moon (second full moon in a month), a supermoon (particularly close full moon), and a total lunar eclipse (also known as a ‘blood moon’, which is when the Earth goes directly between the sun and moon making the moon’s surface look red), coincided for a ‘lunar trifecta’, or what NASA dubbed as the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’.

Some people stayed up to watch the event, while others (myself included) slept through it and just looked at photos the next day. There was quite a lot of cloud coverage for us, but some local photographers managed to snap a photo or two when the clouds finally parted. Make sure you check out Greg Stevens stunning photo on page 6, which he managed to capture just at the right time!

Today, Tuesday 6 February is Waitangi Day. We celebrate the founding document that was signed on this day in 1840. While it is a public holiday, it’s important to remember the historic moment of New Zealand’s timeline. We’re a young nation in comparison to other countries, but our history is special.

Yana

yana@thepost.nz

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