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Someone could run out to the rabbit hutch in the back garden and say to the Easter Bunny, ‘it’s OK, come on out.'
1 News meteorologist and ghost of a now-deceased funeral home director Dan Corbett said the arrangement was a great way to keep an eye on the storm’s progress “on the fly.”
“So throughout the night we’ll be updating you as the cyclone tracks down the country,” he explained, pointing at a large map of New Zealand. “This is the country, right here. This is what it looks like. And we’ll be able to show you the different kinds of weather it’s bringing to different locations based on what’s happening to our wonderful men and women on the ground.
“For example, here’s Chris Chang. He’s in Tauranga. He’s very, very wet, and he’s begging for a change of clothes. We’re not going to give him any, of course, so there’s a lot of rain there, as you can see.
“Sam Kelway, on the other hand, he’s in Edgecumbe. Not very wet, but he does have bruises all over his face from where tree branches are hitting him. You’ll see there’s one here, here and here. So not so much rain in Edgecumbe, at least not right now, but the winds have been up.”
Will Hine, who is reporting from Whitianga, has had a request to briefly come inside because he was “cold to his bones” declined by Corbett, who said it would damage the integrity of the experiment.
Yay! Dan was (briefly) back on the Beeb! This time to talk about Cyclone Cook.
I always call it a big, mean, ugly windbag.
It's pretty much like Mother Nature saying, 'I'm gonna make a cake,' and she takes all the ingredients mixed together, put some nasty, put some horrible, put some mean, mix it three times and then, boom.