Voters will need to brave showers and cold southerlies to get to voting booths in Canterbury on Saturday.
Cantabrians heading to the voting booths on Saturday may want to take an umbrella.
A recent run of mild weather will end with southerlies and rain predicted this afternoon.
Christchurch set for a balmy 21C today - but rain will settle overnight and blight entire weekend.
Stargazers, did you capture the last supermoon of the year? If you did, we'd love to see your photos.
Residents should be lauding the weather gods after a super moon failed to trigger floods.
Fog is beginning to lift allowing flights to land and depart from Christchurch Airport.
This year's bill from storm damage is adding up to more than $135 million already.
Mercury set to hit 18C this week, while several roads reopen around the city.
Greymouth fisherman may not have died in capsizing had he worn life jacket, coroner says.
Canterbury warned about risk after seasonal storm last year cut power to almost 30,000 homes.
A burst water main will cause traffic delays in Hansons Lane, Riccarton, for several hours.
Make the most of the fine weather because next week will be bogged down in rain.
Christchurch is set for a string of fine weather as the beginning of spring looms.
Enjoy the fine day while you can - it's not going to last past late afternoon.
About 1 to 2 cm pf snow is expected on Lewis, Porters and Lindis passes today.
A few days of showers will interrupt Christchurch's winter sunshine this week.
Fine weekend in store for Christchurch - but don't pack away the umbrella just yet.
Cantabrians awoke to thick coating of frost this morning as the mercury dipped to -2.8C.
Snow wreaks havoc down south and boosts skifields but misses Christchurch.
Porters and Mt Hutt close as weather compromises lifts, while others cite lack of snow.
Balmy temperatures set to give way to rain
Today's balmy weather might have Cantabrians thinking spring has come early - but temperatures set plummet, with rain and hail on the cards.
Snow is likely to settle on Christchurch's Port Hills tonight.
High winds in parts of the South Island ease, but heavy rain, sleet and snow set to hit tonight.
City was coolest and driest area in NZ last month, despite almost record high of 22.2C.
A southerly blast may bring snow to 300m on Banks Peninsula on Friday. | Worst ski season in years
Canterbury set for another fine day but skifields may get dumping when temperatures drop on Sunday.
Mid-winter temperatures have reached 22C in Christchurch, near the city record.
Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.
Canterbury set for gusts of up to 150kmh while West Coast could expect small tornadoes.
Canterbury poised for short-lived burst of fine weather, while West Coast braces for heavy downpours.
Christchurch will have a high of 10degC today with no rain. The temperature will drop to -1degC overnight.
The rain will stop this morning and the cloud will clear this afternoon leading to a high of 11degC. However, wrap up warm as an overnight low of -2degC is expected.
Banks Peninsula resident describes 'horrendous' but intermittent winds and roads covered in hail.
Christchurch is in for a bitter start to the week with sleety showers and a chance of snow.
Snow down to 100m is possible on Banks Peninsula today.
Snow has settled on the Port Hills and inland Canterbury today. | 'Extreme cold' boosts skifield
Sunshine, snow and mountain reopenings look to give skifield its best conditions since season started.
Coroner says it "may never be known" why truckie crashed through barrier into riverbed near Arthur's Pass in 2011.
Wet, wintry blast hits Christchurch, with MetService warning of snowfall down to 700m today.
Christchurch frost felt like -5C
Christchurch awoke to one of the coldest mornings yet felt this winter.
Rain, sleet and freezing temperatures will bring challenging conditions in Christchurch for the second week of the school holidays.
Gale-force winds close Mt Hutt today, while Christchurch expects strong winds and showers.
Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through Lyttelton Tunnel between 8pm and 6am tonight.
Christchurch faces a brisk day of northeasterlies and delayed road works in New Brighton today.
Christchurch has cloudy weather in store and traffic disruptions on Barbadoes St and St Asaph St.
Drizzle will clear this morning to a cloudy day for Christchurch kids on school holidays.
Motorists should take care as Canterbury wakes to a bitterly cold morning with icy patches on roads.
Insurance companies pay out almost $5m damage caused by 'super cell' storm that hit in February.