Steve Goodfellow, aged 9, and Daniel Charles, aged 10, of Houghton Bay lean into the teeth of a southerly gale near Wellington Airport’s runway. New Zealand consists of long thin islands located in the roaring forties, so it is a windy place. Wellington, at the bottom of the North Island, experiences westerly gales sweeping through Cook Strait, and southerlies that come up from Antarctica.
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