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Pine pollen appears! A sign spring is arriving … along with allergies

In northern NZ in particular one of the classic signs of spring arriving is falling pine pollen – which yesterday on a windy Sunday finally happened.

Many of you may have noticed small bright yellowy blobs of dust on your vehicles left outside, on outdoor furniture and tables etc. It’s a sure sign that spring is basically arriving and for those in the north it’s often in the month of August that this starts to occur.

Pines are also the first in a long number of trees and plants that will start spreading pollen soon, meaning we’re now already underway in the next allergies season which peaks around October (but for some more sensitive to allergies it can peak from now until summer).

With pine pollen already in the air now, especially in the windier warmer upper North Island, it’s a safe bet to say that some of you may already have red eyes, itchy noses and some sneezing fits. 



GuestA Christie on 12/08/2019 6:43am

Already in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay.

CB on 12/08/2019 12:52am

Its already happening in the south too. Im in Christchurch and for the last week or so my cars been covered in pollen most days. My 4yr olds hayfever has started already as well.

LM on 11/08/2019 11:32pm

It’s happening in the very far south and all spring flowers have bloomed!

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