Wild weather across the country has brought down power lines and trees. Meanwhile down in the South Island, heavy snow is falling.
Photographs from the shortest day of the year, beginning with last night's stunning full moon.
Herald photographer Brett Phibbs captured the aftermath of Cyclone Winston in Fiji, which killed more than 40 people and destroyed homes and livelihoods.
Fijians start to get their lives back together, clearing up the mess left after Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston as recorded by Herald photographer Brett Phibbs
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