Will it be beaches and barbeques or board games and hot chocolate?
Farmers are reeling at the scale of destruction.
It could take two weeks to clear the debris.
Authorities are urging motorists to allow extra time and drive safely.
"It's left a lot of debris and carnage behind it."
The eastern North Island is heading back for the high 20s.
Severe flooding and slips have left many stranded.
The amount of food and drinkable water is being assessed.
Minister Peeni Henare will be assessing badly-affected communities on Monday.