*NIWA has predicted that this New Zealand summer will probably be warmer overall than usual but less consistent - so there will probably be some unexpected colder spells followed by hotter than usual spells.

The sea surface temperatures are currently above average and expected to be above average around New Zealand during the next three months over summer. 

 So what are you waiting for? Dip your covertogged body in our gloriously refreshing coastal waters before Xmas!