7 Aug 2023

Pack a puffer to visit pacific neighbours this year!

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 7 August 2023

It's often a nice way to break up the cold wet months here in Aotearoa, a quick trip to our pacific island neighbours to sun ourselves and escape the rain.

But this year it's not necessarily going to be any warmer in the usually tropical nations to the north of us.

NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll talks to Jesse about why booking a pacific holiday this winter might not mean leaving your puffer jacket behind.

Muri Beach Club Hotel Rarotonga.

Muri Beach Club Hotel Rarotonga. Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Lydia Lewis