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Various choices continue for NZ’s top location

Voting so far for the best spot in the country has ranged from the north to the south. A number have suggested the driest and sunniest centres and areas but interestingly enough, the main centres haven’t hogged the limelight much at all up until this point.

Would you be prepared to move to your favourite destination or holiday spot or have you been living in your best town for years!


We all seem to have different wants and needs when it comes to the weather that best suits us.

Please give us your thoughts on where and why and if you wish, where is the most unappealing city or town in New Zealand in terms of climate! Go on be brave…




Glyn on 2/01/2010 9:38am

Auckland’s North Shore has good weather. Nice hot summer weather with mild easterly breezes, and mild winter weather. Protected from all the westerly storms and also far enough south to miss the worst of the cyclones which hit the Northland areas.

Simon B on 1/01/2010 2:29am

I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned Central Otago, in particular the areas around Alexandra and Cromwell. One of the most consistent places in NZ for warm summer days; real cold in winter with frost and snow; low rainfall, and plenty of sunny days in spring and autumn. Only thing is that the really hot days i.e. 32–35C are perhaps less common than on the Canterbury Plains, and maybe a lack of “interesting” humid weather/ thunderstorms.

You’d have to have a house with good heating / insulation, though!

sw on 30/12/2009 8:06pm

Auckland would have a good climate plus interesting one if it wasnt for the SW winds that blow about 6 months of the year with stratocumulus and wind, it would be exiting…SE and N brings fine and warm weather,NE for plenty of rain and often thundery winter W or NW with lightning and storms.Cold S in winter with clear weather.

Weather geek on 30/12/2009 7:23pm

Auckland obviously.

Alan F on 29/12/2009 9:39am

Napier has warm to hot summers and mild winters. The North Westerly prevails bringing generally settled weather, It has good rainfall and fabulous aquifers with clean, sparkling waters.

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