Weather

Snow cuts power, more to come

Snow cuts power, more to come

MetService has lifted its heavy snow warning for eastern Otago, but snow and rain showers are likely during the next 48 hours.

Worst of weather still to come

Meteorologists are warning "the storm is still to come" as a polar blast brings snow, rain and winds to the country this morning.

Heavy rain brings flooding

Heavy rain brings flooding

Flooded highways have cut Dunedin off from the north and civil defence authorities say homes in the Waitaki may have to be evacuated with rivers running at record highs.

Rain causes chaos on Christchurch roads

Persistent heavy rain is causing traffic chaos in Christchurch today.

Winter to be a little warmer than usual

Winter to be a little warmer than usual

A mild winter is being forecast for Otago and Southland.

Snow day confusion costly

Snow day confusion costly

The temporary freezing of Dunedin's economy in this week's snowfall has cost the city ''upwards of $10 million'', Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie says.

Otago blanketed by snow

Otago blanketed by snow

Many Otago residents awoke this morning to find a thick blanket of snow. 

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Freezing blast on way for South

Freezing blast on way for South

Freezing weather is due to hit the South Island and parts of the North Island, WeatherWatch warns.

'Biblical' rain falls in wrong areas

'Biblical' rain falls in wrong areas

The heavy downpours which have brought flooding to parts of Auckland and Wellington have not hit farming areas most desperate for rain, Federated Farmers says.

Snow, 'biting cold' expected tomorrow

Snow, 'biting cold' expected tomorrow

The first significant snowfall of the year is predicted for Otago and Southland tomorrow.

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