MAY Feature

Liana-Smith

UNCHARTERED WATERS

making a splash for a good cause

Liana Smith is not afraid to take the plunge into unchartered waters and make a splash, all for a good cause. Last month (April) she set off to swim the length of Lake Taupo in the first of a gruelling series of New Zealand ultra-marathon swims only completed by seven people before her. Known as the Triple Crown Marathon Swim — Lake Taupo (40.2kms); Cook Strait (26kms) and Foveaux Strait (26kms) — Liana hopes to polish all three completely unassisted swims before the end of this year.

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Lake Rere Loop Track

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with Shaun Vining

I had the honour of officiating a funeral this week. It was a celebration of an amazing mums life that was tragically cut short due to the C word. This got me thinking about grief. Everyone grieves in their own way and that is ok, there’s no set way to do it and each person reacts in a unique way. Kids may fluctuate with the way they cope, from crying, to anger, to silence, to just pretending everything is alright.

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Weather

MAY AVERAGES

7°C

91.7 hours

77.5mm

16.8 days


RECORDS


Highest
Temperature

20.8°C

(1958)

Heaviest
Frost

-11.7°C

(1942)

Lowest
Temperature

-6.7°C

(1965)

Highest
Rainfall

279mm

(1958)

Highest
Sunshine

135.7 Hours

(1938)

Lowest
Rainfall

11mm

(1970)