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Weather batters North Island

Weather batters North Island

A "bone-chilling" weekend is in store for northern New Zealand, MetService warns, as parts of the North Island cope with flooding and rising rivers today.

Winter weather bites in North Island

Winter weather bites in North Island

The Desert Rd remains closed due to snow this morning, while the rain continues to fall over soggy parts of the North Island.

Low-level snow on way for South

Low-level snow on way for South

Snow is on the way this week, and falls to low levels are forecast for the deep south.

More rain in headwaters predicted

It is hoped Otago will escape the latest heavy rain warning without further flooding.

June weather: highs all round

June weather: highs all round

Coastal Otago may have flooded, but it was Central Otago which recorded its wettest June since records began.

Break from winter chill on way

Break from winter chill on way

Chilly Kiwis fed up with winter's icy temperatures can put their woollies away for a while, as forecasters are predicting a respite from the cold weather.

Cold snap slow to let go

Cold snap slow to let go

The cold snap has yet to fully release its grip on the South and numerous roads are still closed owing to the pummelling the region took over the last few days.

Warning: frosts about to bite

The worst of the snow is over but sub-zero temperatures are expected in Otago at the weekend, bringing the risk of widespread black ice.

Wintery weather hits the South

Wintery weather hits the South

Slips and road closures affected Dunedin and Otago as snow and heavy rain followed a severe southwesterly change.

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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.

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