Change the only constant in week ahead

The week ahead is looking changeable for pretty much everyone, as systems are set to come and go, meaning no real continuity - but plenty of spring variation.

Australia: Fire bans issued as SA sizzles

Fire crews across South Australia are on high alert with forecasts of high temperatures and damaging winds for most of the state. 

An extreme weather warning has been issued, with the warm weather mixing with gale-force winds.

NEW POLL: Is Daylight Saving too early?

Every year when Daylight Saving comes around, the same old talking points come up - which countries do it, what times of year, how will this affect my morning routine - and there are as many different opinions as there are people willing to discuss the topic.

Weather Video: Daylight savings weekend

Daylight saving starts this weekend, don’t forget to spring your clocks forward one hour.

The weather looks unsettled as a low moves in towards central New Zealand this weekend, with rain crossing the upper South Island and much of the North Island for a time on Sunday.

It’s not cold for most main centres and the weather dries out again for Monday.

POLL RESULTS: Even split on spring storms

Well this is unusual - after hundreds of votes in our latest poll, "Spring storms: love them or hate them?", it's a dead heat.

Week in Weather: What's Been Making Headlines this Week

It's daylight savings this weekend - remember to wind your clocks forward - and we've certainly had a full helping of typically unsettled spring weather to lead us into the change.

Cold at work? You could get some compensation...

An administrator at Bunnings Warehouse who sat through the winter months at a desk in a warehouse that got down to 6C has been awarded compensation.

Kerry Burrows told the Employment Relations Authority that Bunnings had failed to provide a safe and healthy working environment for her. 

Video Special - Comedian Jon Stewart teaches US Congress 'a climate lesson'

In the wake of UN climate talks this week, international attention has been on calls for a tightening up on so called 'Carbon Tax' trading worldwide.

The US Congress was debating the issue this week, and Daily Show host Jon Stewart took exception to some of the scientific arguments presented by congressmen.

Aviation: Singapore Airlines and Air NZ team up

Planespotters will have more to look at come January.

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have finalised the details of their partnership.

It'll see each airline fly daily between Auckland and Singapore from January 6. 

And over summer, Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus A380 here.

Post equinox front on the way up

Tuesday was the well-publicised spring equinox, and with the advent of longer days, we're about to see them become a bit more windy, too.

Westerlies will roar in from the Tasman Sea all of this week and into next, with the pattern of strong winds around the east coasts of both islands.