There have been reports of heavy atmospheric aerosol spraying occurring over areas of the North Island of New Zealand on Facebook.com and to this website. (This activity may be to elevate temperatures and suppress rain, as parts of the country dry out yet again.)
Mike Fischer took these photos of what he saw yesterday over Mt Egmont. He said it was bad all day on Friday, the 22nd of March.
We also heard from Aaron in Atiamuri, which is in the central North Island, that the aerosol spraying has been particularly noticeable today, the 23 of March. (Atiamuri Power Station is a hydroelectric power station on the Waikato River. )
On March the 23rd of March there was the chance of a shower forecast by MetService today for the Whangarei, Northland region, where it has been drying out, with little decent rain falling since around Christmas time.
The aerosol spraying over Whangarei has been more apparent than usual, with commercial planes being caught in the act. The sky overhead is tainted with a milky-white haze, with aerosol trails dispersing in it and the atmosphere we are breathing seems to be so heavily contaminated with bright-white aerosol particulates it looks cloudy. See below.
Brad Wynyard counted four planes spraying over Northland today. I witnessed two of those at about 11.24am, both of which were heading towards Auckland airport, spewing out their pollutants. See photo immediately below and see the Flightradar24.com IDs of these planes below.