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Wild weather causes fresh vegetable prices to soar, so why not buy frozen?

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 05:00
The sodden winter has hit vegetable growing areas, causing supermarket shortages shelves and price rises lilely to continue for some weeks.But there is an alternative - buy frozen. So just how much can you save?At Countdown Ponsonby,...

Scottish soldiers lend a hand in flood-stricken South Island

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 21:44
Scottish soldiers who were in New Zealand for the first time for a race organised by the New Zealand Defence Force, were happy to help flood-stricken communities in Otago instead.Eight members of the 4 Scots arrived in New Zealand...

Weather chaos: brief respite on way for the South Island before more rain sets in

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 15:47
There is a brief glimmer of hope on the way for South Islanders left underwater as chaotic conditions batter the country - but, be warned, more rain is on the way.Heavy rain has seen hundreds of homes evacuated and states of emergency...

Christchurch residents urged to stay home as weather hits

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 12:51
Christchurch residents are being asked to stay home as emergency services become stretched amidst flooding, road closures and ghastly weather. Civil Defence has also issued warnings to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere residents, as flooding...

Winter storm chaos: What you need to know

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 11:21
A nasty weather system has caused chaos across the country - particularly in the coastal areas of the South Island, with widespread flooding.Several hundred people have been evacuated in the Otago and Timaru areas, with both still...

Airports up and running after storm causes flight chaos

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 08:39
Flights at Queenstown and Dunedin airports are up and running again after a day of diversions and cancellations due to strong winds and wild weather. Among the affected were the Highlanders, whose flight from Dunedin to Christchurch...

Soldiers move in as huge storm slams south

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 05:30
A massive storm forced hundreds out of their homes last night, saw soldiers deployed to Timaru and states of emergency declared in several South Island centres.Soldiers were also called on to take a sick child from Oamaru to Dunedin....

More rain and showers expected this morning, but they will ease

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 05:00
Heavy rain and strong winds should begin to ease later today, giving much of the country a chance to start mopping up after yesterday's big storm.Rain will continue for most of the country in the morning but should subside in the...

Travellers stranded by violent weather thrashing South Island

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 21:48
Stranded travellers say they're being warned they may be stuck in Queenstown and Dunedin for the weekend after wild weather cancelled flights into and out of the cities today and airlines scramble to clear the backlog.For some it...

Timaru family stuck minutes from home for 2.5 hours due to flood

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 20:09
Stuck in the car about 7 minutes' drive from home for two and a half hours because of bad flooding, a Timaru family of five occupied themselves by looking out the window.A state of emergency has been declared in the town as severe...

Wild weather: Dunedin declares state of emergency

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 20:06
A state of emergency has been declared in Dunedin as heavy rain batters the city.Mayor Dave Cull said in a 7.45pm release the state of emergency had been declared because the emergency situation is beyond the resources of the emergency...

Mayor: Dunedin weather expected to worsen

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 18:16
Dunedin's emergency operations centre has been activated as the city prepares for the worst as a damaging front heads south.Mayor Dave Cull said at a briefing this afternoon that up until now there had been less rain in the city...

Flight disruptions: Air NZ says customers can transfer bookings

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 17:43
Air New Zealand customers can automatically transfer bookings to a later flight or hold on to credit for 12 months, the airline says.A number of customers have been diverted or affected by flight delays today at Queenstown, Invercargill...

Canterbury flooding: 'I've never seen anything like it'

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 17:42
Desperate to catch a flight, Kristy Rutherford and her family drove through a severely flooded rural Canterbury road with water at times lapping at the car windows. The family from Tauranga had been visiting Rutherford's father-in-law...

Aucklanders blasted by rain, thunder and hail

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 16:18
Aucklanders, brace yourself, the worst isn't over yet.More rain, thunderstorms and hail is set to race across the city as you drive home tonight.MetService Forecaster Tuporo Marsters said Auckland was experiencing a little fine...

State of emergency in Timaru

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 16:05
Timaru District Council has declared a state of emergency and is warning residents to prepare to evacuate.Torrential rain in the South Island is expected to give way to "blizzard-like" conditions tonight while hail and thunderstorms...

Watch: Akaroa woman's lucky escape from slip

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 14:52
By Gabrielle Stuart It all happened like it was in slow motion - Hollie Hollander slammed on her brakes and watched in disbelief as a slip brought a tree down across the road in front of her, just metres from her car.The Akaroa...

Emergency services brave flooded West Coast river to rescue injured 85-year-old

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 14:07
Rapidly rising floodwaters today nearly thwarted the rescue of an 85-year-old man who spent a winter's night out in the open after falling from a ladder in a remote site in the Mokihinui Valley, in the north of the West Coast.St...

Blizzard to hit south as deluge causes flooding chaos across Canterbury

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 11:27
Blizzard-like conditions are expected to the top of the South Island as torrential rain starts to flood homes and submerge highways.The deluge is taking hold with emergency workers coming to the aid of Canterbury homeowners scrambling...

South Island authorities prepare for twice July's average monthly rainfall in a day

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 07:36
Authorities are racing against the clock to prepare for today's forecast downpour, expected to be worsened by king tides and strong winds.Parts of Canterbury and Otago could receive twice the July average monthly rainfall within...

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