A LAND OF CONTRAST
Essentially New Zealand is a little country located in a somewhat boisterous airstream, sandwiched in between two oceans. So?
It's all about the weather. Here's a few sites and information that may help you stay dry, or wet, depending on your needs and wants .
No, not a spelling mistake-VUW =Victoria University Wellington. This is the link to their weather dept . Great 10 day forecast, and regularly more accurate than other sites.
This site gets better as time goes on. Very handy for the up to date weather radar situation, which makes you a guru when it comes to guessing what time the washing should be brought in.
And finally-ask a local
Seriously Kiwis are bonkers about weather. So if you're thinking about heading into the hills, or going down the Clarence, or heading out to sea-check with the locals first.
It just may save you a lot of inconvenience