Station Information

Station ID: 787
Latitude: -41.2613
Longitude: 173.27278
Coastline code: 690
Station code: 71
Time span of RLR data: 1956 – 2016
RLR completeness (%): 35
Time span of metric data: 1956 – 2016
Metric completeness (%): 38
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 13 Jun 2017

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 77: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan17 :
New data from John Hannah added 17/01/03 which supercedes old data. New data does not have any missing days information. Old data has been backed up.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan17 :
New data from John Hannah was for Auckland II, Dunedin II, Lyttelton II and Wellington II.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 17-OCT-05 :
There is a new John Hannah paper referring to New Zealand data for Wellington, Dunedin, Lyttelton and Auckland. The reference is: "An updated analysis of long-term sea level change in New Zealand." Geophysical Research Letters, V31, L03307, doi:10.1029/2003GL019166 (2004).
=========================== BENCHMARK INFORMATION UPDATE ADDED 12-JUL-93 :
Port Nelson 690/071 RLR(1987) is 10.5m below BM N1
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 01-Oct-2008 :
Full dataset for Nelson 1984-2007 received from Glen Rowe at LINZ 01/10/08.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 18-Oct-2010 :
From information received from Glen Rowe at Linz the datum history is as follows: Up to 1994 TGZ was 5.773m below N1 From 1994 TGZ is 5.775m below N1
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 13-Jul-2016 :
PSMSL has queried the apparent 'jump' in the Nelson dataset between the data for 2012/2013. However, enquiries by LINZ to the cause of this have been inconclusive.

Data Authority

Land Information New Zealand
155 The Terrace
PO 5501
Wellington 6145