Dozens of flights have been cancelled and Cook Strait Ferry crossings abandoned as severe gales continue to lash many parts of the country.
Power has also been cut in many areas, and wind warnings are expected to remain in place for much of the South Island, and also Wellington, Wairarapa and the Tararua District.
The bad weather and disruptions are yet another blow for many families planning to head away in the second week of the school holidays.
Air New Zealand says it's cancelled 80 flights but more are likely to be affected.
Met Service Meteorologist, Amy Loots joins Susana Lei'ataua.