Effects of last week's floods captured by satellite
The skies were clear enough last Thursday for Nasa's Aqua satellite to capture an image of Canterbury, complete with aftermath of the storm.
The magnitude of last week's floods may take weeks to assess, says experts considering rainfall and wind.
Some roads around Lyttelton and Sumner are still closed due to post-flood slips and debris.
Flockton residents must wait two years for flood protection as hundreds continue their heartbreaking clean up.
A Christchurch family whose quake-hit house flooded last year again resorted to buckets on the floor yesterday.
LATEST: Most schools and roads have reopened today, but caregivers should check before leaving home and motorists should still take care with some surface flooding.
Insurers' phones are running hot, with hundreds of Canterbury storm and flooding claims filed already.
Residents 'feel helpless' after two-day storm
Storm-battered Christchurch residents are trying to remain resilient after another natural disaster damaged their homes and upended lives.
Deputy Mayor says Christchurch faces difficult questions about what it could afford to protect.
The history of Canterbury is a catalogue of heavy snowfalls, shipwrecks, floods, hailstorms, tsunamis, howling gales and landslides.
Pictures: Christchurch flooding from the air
Journalist Martin van Beynen captures the devastation of the Christchurch floods with a view from the air.
Contaminated floodwaters are pouring through homes, businesses and streets in Christchurch as the city battles a one-in-100 year event.
Akaroa is cut-off by road and has lost power for the third time during this week's storm.
A woman woke this morning to find the wind had torn a hole through her Ferry Rd rental.
A welfare centre has been opened for people threatened by flood-waters, while thousands prepare for a night without power.
LATEST: Wild weather and power cuts have closed most of the shops on Akaroa's main street and cancelled two cruise ship visits.
Wind and rain is causing havoc in Cass Bay this morning with trees down, windows smashed and roofs lifting.
One flight from Christchurch Airport has been cancelled with staff monitoring wind "closely".
Boaties warned to safeguard vessels
Hail and strong winds are blasting Christchurch's southern suburbs and hills with damaging gales due tonight.
A driver has been taken to hospital after a logging truck rolled on SH6 near Nelson.
A southerly is sweeping across Canterbury with reports of snow in the Canterbury high country.
Welcome to a wrap of the weather and what's on in Christchurch today.
Volunteers and contractors alike were out in force in Amberley today, beginning the clean-up process after yesterday's tornado.
Construction of an underpass at Johns Rd roundabout may begin in September.
A huge 'supercell' storm hits Canterbury bringing hail and tornadoes, causing damage and power outages.
Morning fog is forecast to lift, bringing a hot day in Christchurch reaching a high of 31 degrees Celsius.
A powerful aurora seen last night above Tekapo was a display of uncommon reds and pinks.
Christchurch is set for another couple of scorching days this week, but unlikely to hit Tuesday's highs.
Heavy fog affecting flights in Wellington has also seen cancellations and delays in Christchurch.
Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.
Christchurch the hottest place in NZ today
Christchurch has hit 33.3 degrees Celsius making it the warmest day of the year and the hottest place in the country - but it won't last.
Cantabrians can look forward to warm and dry weather until at least Friday.
The clean-up continues for households across Christchurch after last night's floods.
A tramper has spotted an unusual "rainbow" cloud in North Canterbury.
A fine afternoon ahead gives you the perfect chance to check out the floral displays around the central city.
Helpers wanted for tomorrow's working bee to repair and revitalise the 185 memorial chairs.
Showers later today are forecast to clear in time for tomorrow's Waitangi Day celebrations.
A cement truck and a cherry picker have collided on the corner of Waltham Rd and Hastings St East.
Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to bash parts of the country tomorrow.
Despite a recent lack of sun, data shows Christchurch's summer is on par with previous years.
Strong winds and warm temperatures are forecast for Canterbury today.
Don't ditch the umbrella until later on in the week, MetService warns, but overall there is still plenty of sun to chase away the showers.
Two days of sunshine will end on Sunday when rain and southwesterlies return for the city.
An estimated 6-7cm of snow falls on skifield, with close to 10cm at the top of the mountain.
New Zealand has emerged from its second-warmest year and warmest winter on record.
Head outdoors this weekend with cool, wet weather to return next week.
Gusts of up to 140kmh have wreaked havoc this afternoon, tipping over a caravan and cutting power to homes.
Temperatures have shot above 25 degrees Celsius as summer finally arrives in Christchurch.
It will be fine for New Year's Eve fireworks festivities in Christchurch tonight.
Family-of-four plucked from vehicle being swept down a raging Eyre River near Oxford.