A Change Forecast

Metra, the commercial sector of NZ’s government-owned meteorological service, is helping the BBC propel its TV weather reports into the 21st century. Thanks to cutting edge technology used in video games and the LotR trilogy, viewers will be able to watch realistic 3D computer graphic versions of current weather or meteorological predictions. BBC Weather Centre project director, Colin Tregear: “We will keep our hallmarks of accuracy and authority. But we hope this will be more engaging and therefore informative for viewers. Snow will look like snow, cloud like cloud and so on.”


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Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Artisanal companies from Britain to New Zealand are putting environmentally sensitive production, practices and packaging at the centre of their business models, Isabella Kwai reports for The New York Times. Based between…