Schools and roads closed, mass transport cancellations, heavy rain and wind warnings in place.
Tahi and Nala are joining the fight to stop its spread.
Officials are working to contain any potential spread.
A farm in Southland and Waitaki are now confirmed to have the disease.
It had internet users baffled, but it's actually completely normal.
It's been accused of "Jetstar geography", and urged to seek help.
Brendon Laughton was last seen in Clifton on Monday morning.
Three people have been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.
The hides of seven beasts were left hanging on a property fence.
In 1973, thousands of chickens died in a heatwave. Today's chooks have technology on their side.
This year has not got off to a good start, statistics show.
Just last week the city was rocked by four small earthquakes.
"At first it was sports shoes, then he moved on to jandals."
MetService warns they could "blow vehicles off the road".
Nismo's appreciation for public transport has been applauded by the Mayor.