"We're quite happy with the way the weather is shaping up here, we're back to blue skies and that's a bit uplifting."
The emotional aquarium director told Newshub he feels numb, describing the decision as "unbelievable and gut-wrenching".
There are unconfirmed reports the violence was gang related.
The border opening with Australia has done little to re-invigorate the fortunes of Marlborough wine tour guides.
Local Pete Wilkinson noticed chunks in the water while kayaking in Kaiuma Bay last week.
Frost and cold weather early in the season led to smaller harvests from many vineyards in the area.
It's currently investigating what nutritional benefits the fruit may have.
It took emergency crews five hours to rescue him.
"The potential for unpruned vineyards is now in crisis."