Latest Milford Sound Stories

2008-09-02 15:00:00

By WILLIAMS, David Half a metre of rain is forecast for the West Coast over the next few days, continuing August's wet and wild weather for the South Island into a new month. The MetService is forecasting more than 500mm of rain to fall from today to Thursday as an active front sweeps up the coast's mountain ranges. MetService spokesman Bob McDavitt said a record high- pressure system was blocking a series of fronts. "Isobars (on a satellite map) are bunched together over the South...

2008-08-22 15:00:46

By FRASER, Bruce om Te Anau MILFORD SOUND residents could be hoarding petrol as the shortage in the remote community bites. Allied Petroleum ceased selling petrol from its self-service pumps at Milford on August 1 after its eftpos card readers were superseded by a new, more expensive unit. The company said the outlet's low sales did not justify the upgrade. One resident said he believed tourism industry workers were already bringing containers of petrol into Milford and storing them...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.