The forecast around the country for the next few days looks a little unsettled but mostly dry.
A weak area of low pressure will try to push south over the next week – and may bring rain or showers to the Gisborne area.
Motorists and beach-goers are again being urged to keep an eye on a king tide that has caused issues in recent days.
Forecasters have said the fine weather over most of the North Island had nothing to do with a king tide that has led to flooded roads around Auckland and strong currents in beaches towards Northland.
The worst appeared to be over, however.
Search and recovery teams on Monday resumed their perilous task of looking for victims from the recent volcanic eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung.
The death toll currently stands at 15 after plumes of ash spewed more than a mile into the sky Saturday and descended in superheated clouds.
Hot weather, with highs into the 30s, will greet some people across both islands over Monday and Tuesday this week – but another cold southerly is coming for the South Island with highs set to tumble on Wednesday, especially in the deep south.
Rare blue whales have been spotted off the coast of the North Island by NIWA scientists.
The whales, the world's largest animal remain one of the planet's most elusive creatures.
They were intensively hunted in the Southern Hemisphere during the whaling era, dramatically reducing their numbers.
Jakarta, Indonesia -- The 15 victims simply couldn't outrun the searing debris that billowed out of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung.
Plumes of ash had spewed more than a mile into the sky Saturday and descended in superheated clouds. Scalding ash up to 700 degrees in temperature raced down the slope in just two to three minutes.
With 2014 getting off to a less than sizzling start in some places, we've received a lot of correspondence from people on the site that it hasn't been swimming weather.
We thought we'd ask our readers what this year has been like for them - have you been in the water in 2014?
It may seem an academic argument when you're wiping sulphate-saturated tears from your eyes, or coughing up a lung while sightseeing at the Forbidden City or the Red Fort, but a new study says New Delhi has outstripped Beijing and gained the inglorious title of the world's most polluted major city.
The Auckland Council has launched a community initiative designed to capture the naturally occuring phenomenon known as "King Tides", an annual occurence which results in seas levels rising to their highest point.
Spring Tides become King Tides when the moon is in its perigee, due to the stronger gravitational force of the moon on the earth’s oceans.
Well, Philip Duncan was right - he's not alone in his opinion of this Summer so far.
In our latest poll, we asked the question: "Have you used heating this Summer?", to the bemusement of many around the office.