Photo - Just what the heck is this?

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A reader from Christchurch captured this strange streak of light in the sky over the city this morning.

Chelsea McGaw says she saw this "thing" falling from the sky at around 7:30am.

Weekend Weather - A few showers otherwise "fairly good"

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The weekend is again upon us - and so too are the end of the school holidays.  Following the recent wintry storm the ski fields are packed with fresh snow - but what is the forecast for those wanting to get stuff done outdoors this weekend? says the forecast is a fairly good one - but most places will have a few showers for one of the days.

CNN reports on's snow coverage

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New Zealand's snow storm has captured the attention of CNN viewers around the globe thanks to updates and photos via

It's the fourth time this year that has worked with CNN to provide news worthy New Zealand content to international viewers.

Weather Video - Snow Storm Update

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#snownz - The latest on this big developing story from Philip Duncan and

North Island: New surge of snow showers moving in

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Don't be fooled by the sun if it's currently shining at your place - the North Island is in for round two with a second pool of cloud, snow, hail and squalls pushing in from the south and south west says

5.2 quake jolts central NZ

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An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale has jolted much of central New Zealand this evening.

According to GeoNet the quake hit at 9:33pm and was 120kms deep, centred under the Whanganui Basin. has received dozens of reports from the upper South Island to Manawatu, Wanganui and Taranaki.

No reports of damage have been reported.

Karen Olsen - My time living on Raoul Island

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Exclusive --- With the weather observations that forecasters access around New Zealand there are several for various islands that few, if any, people live on - such as Campbell Island, Enderby Island, the Chathams, Secretary Island and Raoul Island.

Weather Video: Incoming snow storm explained

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Please note this was recorded on Friday so some aspects will now be out of date.  Please read our lead story on our homepage for the most up to date information.

How the Antarctic blast could affect your Travel Plans

Freezing air straight from the Antarctic is about to blast New Zealand bringing snow, hail, sleet, rain and gales later this weekend predicts

As we reported yesterday, snow is predicted to fall to sea level in Southland, Otago and parts of Canterbury with snow to low levels around Wellington and the lower North Island.

Toronto melts as NZ freezes

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We normally associate Canada and the word "melting" as something to do with snow - but not today as record challenging heat moves into the city of Toronto.  In fact temperatures in Toronto are expected to set a new summer record.