As heavy rain continues to fall in the South Island, severe flooding has caused numerous roads and two schools to close.
After 36 hours of snow and stormy weather around the country, things are fining up and roads are now open.
Heavy snow falls and freezing temperatures have combined this morning to close several major North Island highways.
Most of New Zealand had its coldest day of the year today.
Conditions are difficult on the Desert Rd as snow continues to fall in the Central Plateau.
Snow is falling on South and North Island highways this morning and the weather is disrupting transport and closing schools.
Shortly KidsCan and Lumino will distribute 8500 packs filled with toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss throughout the country.
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