Live updates: Wild weather

Heavy snow falls at Lake Tekapo came as a pleasant surprise to Tekapo artist Ryo Matsumoto this morning.
Heavy snow falls at Lake Tekapo came as a pleasant surprise to Tekapo artist Ryo Matsumoto this morning.

Many parts of the country are waking up to a chilly morning, as the anticipated polar blast makes itself felt.

No part of New Zealand was to be left untouched by the winter weather today.

We'll keep you updated with the latest.

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