11 Jan 2024

Lake Tekapo named sunniest place for 2023

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 11 January 2024

The South Island's Lake Tekapo, located in the Mackenzie Basin, has been named the sunniest place in New Zealand for 2023.

It racked up a total of 2658 hours or 110 days of sunshine throughout the year to take out the hotly-contested crown.

The result comes as part of the NIWA's annual climate summary which found New Zealand experienced its second-hottest year on record.

The chief executive of Mackenzie District Council, Angela Oosthuizen, spoke with Charlotte Cook.