The first full week of 2015 has been a busy one - both at home and abroad, as the new year kicked off in style, weather wise.
2014 was a year of averages, according to the newly released nationwide climate data - both for rainfall and temperatures.
The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric research has released statistics from the last 12 months, detailing rainfall, sunshine, temperature and soil moisture readings - and the findings may surprise you!
Saturday is shaping up to be a nice one for most of New Zealand - with sunny conditions set to dominate the weekend.
This is thanks to those two large high pressure systems either side of the country, which will be joined tomorrow by a ridge of high pressure over Northland.
The State Emergency Service (SES) is sending sandbags and swift-water rescue teams into South Australia's north where a major summer rainband is brewing.
The state could experience its heaviest rainfall in 30 years, the weather bureau has warned, as a system develops over the north and tracks south-east over the coming days.
The following is an article from the NZ Herald's Nigel Parry.
Climate change can have significant effects on farming and food production.
The boot should be on the other foot, according to Professor Steve Wratten of the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University. Farmers can combat climate change.
A new app just by Auckland Civil Defence is helping to transform the way Aucklanders receive disaster warnings.
Friday's situation is looking a little complicated, but it's looking like a calm and settled day nonetheless, as the systems above us will keep things pretty calm.
The Otago Regional Council has a warning for farmers irrigating on old deemed mining permits.
A number of rivers in the region have fallen near or below their minimum flows, due to the dry weather.
Deemed permits have historically not been subject to flow restrictions, but chief executive Peter Bodeker says that's no longer the case.