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Cold snap worry for kiwifruit growers amid fears frosts could shut down vines before harvesting

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 08:50
Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers that have not harvested are on a weather watch after the recent cold snap.New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers chairman Doug Brown said two consecutive frosts on Sunday and Monday had sparked concern - ...

Weather forecast: Surf's up as big chill creates giant swells

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 22:02
Waves slammed coasts around the country as a polar blast brought sub-zero temperatures, frost and snow to the country. The Antarctic blast sent surfers to Otago as monster swells combined with perfect conditions to create giant...

Coldest morning of the year: New Zealand's polar blast and wild weekend weather explained

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 06:19
The country is shivering under a blanket of frost as we wake to the coldest morning of the year. After a wild weekend of snow, sleet and gales a spectacular clear and still night has led to bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures across...

Who left the fridge open? New Zealand's polar blast and wild weekend weather explained

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 17:31
A wintry weekend that brought a taste of Antarctica to New Zealand, closing roads and plunging temperatures below zero, will give way to more settled weather this week.The polar blast that moved up the country proved the culmination...

Cold weather snap brings strong winds and dustings of snow to Hawke's Bay

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 17:00
A cold snap brought 100km/h winds, dustings of snow, and an early frost to Hawke's Bay at the weekend. The icy front was felt across the country, as a strong chilly southwesterly travelled over New Zealand - resulting in snow across...

Search continues for missing Swedish hunter

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 12:14
The search for missing Swedish hunter Christian Tommarck continues today.Tommarck, 27, went hunting on May 12 in the Karangarua region, south of Fox Glacier, and has not been seen since. He was due out of the bush four days ago.Yesterday...

Ferries cancelled as huge waves batter south coast of Wellington

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 07:05
Wellington's south coast is being battered by waves of up to 11 metres.MetService put out wave warnings yesterday for the area. SEND US YOUR WEATHER PHOTOS OR VIDEOS Duty forecaster William Nete said the waves were big enough...

Freezing weather set to continue after heavy snow caused chaos across the country

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 05:00
Heavy snow yesterday caused major disruptions across the country, delaying flights, closing roads and making driving treacherous.And the icy chill is not over yet.Severe weather watches are in place for Wairarapa, including the...

South Island drivers warned of heavy snow

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 07:00
South Island drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as heavy snow is expected this morning.MetService expected a strong, cold southwesterly flow over southern New Zealand, with snow falling to low levels last night and...

First snowfall as freezing weather hits southern regions, monster 6m swells to hit

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 05:32
Snow has started to fall across the South Island and damaging gales are toppling trees and powerlines as a fierce polar blast takes hold.Some alpine roads are expected to be impassable with snow falling down to 200m today. The...

Flooding in South Island and snow expected as cold front bears down

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 17:43
A cold front is quickly moving in to Dunedin, with skies turning dark and the temperature rapidly dropping this evening.Frost and ice are expected across the country as the cold front hits, with snow down to low levels in the south.WeatherWatch...

Wild weather cancels parade, heavy snow expected in deep south

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 10:09
Wet weather across central New Zealand has cancelled a university graduation parade and closed roads.Victoria University this morning was forced to abandon today's graduation parade through Wellington streets because of the rain....

Man trapped in housebus after deluge hits top of South Island

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 08:04
A man has been rescued by Coastguard after flooding trapped him in his house bus in a night of heavy rain for parts of central New Zealand. At least three people got stuck in vehicles after the Tasman region was hit by a deluge...

Nelson hammered by heavy rains this evening

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 19:28
Wet weather is hammering the top of the South Island as a severe-weather warning remains in place for Nelson.MetService said heavy rain is expected to continue in the Nelson Ranges until 7am tomorrow thanks to an active front moving...

Low to bring snow, rain and gales to the South

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 14:44
Winter is expected to make its entrance tomorrow as snow, rain and gales head for the Southern region.MetService shows a deep low is expected to move eastwards across central New Zealand during Thursday morning, bringing a cold...

Stormy night as intense rain, strong winds pummel north

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 06:25
A bleak day is in store as the country prepares for some of the coldest days this year.But despite wild weather, the north continues to swelter in balmy temperatures. As an icy polar blast edges closer to the far south, the top...

Winter-like temperatures in store as snow coats southern New Zealand

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 08:17
The first major cold snap of the year is set to blast the country with snow, rain and gales, plunging the country into the middle of winter.An Antarctic blast is just 48 hours away and snow is expected to fall on southern towns...

Napier street repairs almost done month after snap storm

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00
Contractors in Napier are putting the finishing touches to a month's work clearing trees and reinstating pavements which were ripped apart in a snap storm on the night of April 15.Yesterday crews from Hastings firm Topline Contracting...

Weather forecast: Frosty mornings, icy nights and snow grip New Zealand

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 06:07
It's time to bust out the mittens with icy temperatures plunging into single digits, the possibility of snow, and wind-chill that could stress livestock on the cards this week.A frosty morning greeted some of the country with Christchurch,...

Freezing temperatures hit Aotearoa overnight

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 06:01
If you think it was freezing last night, you're probably right -but only if you live in certain parts of New Zealand.The mercury dropped below zero at a number of places including Christchurch which recorded the country's lowest...

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