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AnyQuestions. Homepage. About | iwonderweather. On 21 August in 1861, Dr. Charles Knight was appointed as the first Director of Meteorological Stations in New Zealand. This appointment marked the founding of the New Zealand Meteorological Service – the country’s oldest continuous scientific institution - with the aim of producing consistent climatic data for the whole colony by means of observatories in each province. This was followed by amalgamation with the Marine Department's storm warning service for shipping, and approval of the first official system of forecasting in 1879.

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