She thought her 6-month-old cat, Buddy, was dead. When she heard him meowing, she started crying.
The winter of 2015 had a powerful grip, with multi-decade lows and black ice.
9:41pm Police are investigating two Christchurch dairy robberies, one of which was at gunpoint.
9:30pm Heavy downpours and gale force winds are due to hammer the North Island overnight Monday, MetService says.