the grill

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - NEWS - Pho­tographed by Cameron Burnell

Those who learn of Lisa Murray’s line of work often as­sume she’s out­side a lot. In re­al­ity, the MetSer­vice me­te­o­rol­o­gist and pre­sen­ter on MetSer­vice TV is more likely to be in front of a screen, cam­era or class­room, than bat­tling the el­e­ments.

Murray moved to New Zealand 12 years ago from Ire­land, where she’d been lec­tur­ing in maths and physics in Gal­way – a com­pact, walk­a­ble city rem­i­nis­cent of her adopted home, Welling­ton.

The MetSer­vice head­quar­ters, in the hill­side sub­urb of Kel­burn, is full of folk think­ing through the real-world im­pli­ca­tions of weather, whether it’s ad­vis­ing the na­tion to clear the drains, plan a bar­be­cue, tie down the tram­po­line or bring a jacket. They do hear from the oc­ca­sional tough cus­tomer, Murray says, who thinks they “make” the weather.

“Un­for­tu­nately, we don’t have that abil­ity. I’d be a mil­lion­aire if we did.”

We sub­jected Murray to a Sun­day grill:

Morn­ing per­son Night owl Beer Wine Gal­way Dublin Night in Night out Rain­storm Dust storm Fish and chips Choco­late fish Bar Cafe Phone Skype Glam Grunge In the class­room In front of the cam­era In­doors Out­doors Twit­ter In­sta­gram Novel Mem­oir Fire­side pool­side An­i­mals Chil­dren Sur­face flood­ing Strong winds Heels Flats Mu­sic Movies Sun­rise Sun­set Cir­rus clouds Cu­mu­lus clouds Nor’wester East­erly News­pa­per Mag­a­zine North Is­land South Is­land Kiwi (bird) Kiwi (fruit) Hokey pokey Goody goody gum drops

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