A massive ice wave has ploughed through lakeside cottages in Canada and the United States near the border.
Cook Strait ferry operators are hoping to get sailings back on track after bad weather caused one ferry to turn back with a boatload of passengers.
Fog is clearing in Christchurch after causing a mayhem at the city's airport this morning.
April was warmer than usual, and that trend's set to continue into the early parts of winter.
The downpours and southerlies have subsided, leaving residents in Auckland and Wellington clear to clean up the mess left by wild storms.
Despite all the rain in many parts of the country yesterday, there are still areas in drought.
It's been a day of wild weather for much of the country.
The bad weather hitting the country is set to get better later this week with sunshine and light winds forecast.
MetService says the wild weather is likely to continue well into the rest of the day.
Much of New Zealand has been hit by heavy rain and winds causing power outages and is expected to last most of the day.
Heavy rain in Auckland has caused extensive flooding making driving conditions hazardous with multiple crashes in the city.
Aucklanders are being warned to prepare for more heavy rain with downpours causing flooding in parts of the city.
Weather presenter Mike Hall farewelled 3 News today.
3 News iWitness Paul-Daniel Kennelly submitted this video which shows cars partially submerged on Clarence St.
A torrential downpour in Christchurch has temporarily closed a central city mall, after water flooded the centre and power was cut.
Snow, icy winds and low temperatures will cool the southern and eastern parts of the country this weekend, WeatherWatch says.
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and gale force winds are forecast for the South Island's west coast this weekend, WeatherWatch says.
Nelson residents today faced the really miserable task of cleaning up after last night's flooding.
Parts of the country have weathered the first major storm of the year, but not without significant damage to property and businesses.
The North Island has been pounded by torrential rains and heavy winds that have caused flooding and damaged homes.
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