Whakatane takes second place in Sunshine Stakes for 2018

Whakatane has finished runner-up in the Sunshine Stakes for 2018.

Whakatane recorded 245 hours of sunshine in December, which was second only to New Plymouth.

More importantly Whakatane made up ground on the main rivals, Richmond and Blenheim and moved into second place overall, just 37 hours behind Richmond.

Blenheim finished third, 52 hours back and New Plymouth was fourth, and second in the North island.

In the 12 months to December Whakatane recorded 2,518 sunshine hours.

Emma Griffiths