Station Information

Station ID: 500
Latitude: -41.28434
Longitude: 174.7798
Coastline code: 690
Station code: 12
Time span of data: 1944 – 2001
Completeness (%): 95
Date of last update: 04 Mar 2013

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric 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)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: WEL2, WEL1, WGTT, WGTN
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: wlgt
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 71: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 71: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1993-07-12

Wellington II 690/012 RLR(1983) is 10.2m below BM K 80/4

Documentation added 2000-04-05

Data for this station come from the work of John Hannah, Journal of Geophysical Research, 95(B8), 12399-12405, 1990.

Documentation added 2003-01-17

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.

Documentation added 2003-01-17

New data from John Hannah was for Auckland II, Dunedin II,Lyttelton II and Wellington II.

Documentation added 2003-01-17

John Hannah's email stated that datum changed by 1 foot in 1973. RLR factor has been altered from 6283 to 5978 since 1973.

Documentation added 2005-10-17

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).

Documentation added 2005-10-17

The change in the correction to the Wellington data begins part way through 1973 (post-May). This is an historic station last data 2001.

Data Authority

Department of Survey and Land Information
P.O. Box 170