Weather

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.

Weather eases in South after buffeting

Weather eases in South after buffeting

Strong winds buffeting Southland and Otago are beginning to ease, as the wild weather makes its way up to Canterbury.

Wild weather on way for some

Wild weather on way for some

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and gale force winds are likely to hit the South Island's West Coast this weekend.

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