Whakatane is still the hottest town in the country since October with 2246 hours of sunshine.

New Plymouth takes up second place with 147 hours behind Whakatane and Wairua from the South Island has 269 hours of sunshine behind Whakatane.

Whakatu will be a new feature in the stats with 283 hours behind Whakatane, whilst Te Kapo taking up fifth position with 290 hours.

Kei te pupuri tonu te taone o Whakatane i te taone nui ake  te rahana mai o nga rangi ki tona takiwa. No te mutunga o te marama o Whiringa-a-nuku kei mua a Whakatane me nga haora rua mano, rua rau, wha tekau ma ono haora e hihi mai ana a Tama-nui-te-ra. Kei te turanga tuarua ko te taone o Nga Motu kei muri i a Whakatane ma te kotahi rau wha tekau ma whitu haora. Engaro ano nga taone o Te Waipounamu a Wairau kei muri rano i a Whakatane ma te rua rau, ono tekau ma iwa haora, a Whakatu me taana e tomuri ana ma te rua rau, waru tekau ma toru haora me Te Kapo e whiore ana i nga haora rua rau iwa tekau. Na runga i era haora ka mau tonu a Whakatane hei te taone rahana rawa atu o Aotearoa hei tenei kaupeka tau.