Summer may be a thing of the past especially given the frost most of the country woke up to.
But if you'd like to revist warmer times with a nostalgic BBQ in your puffer jacket, hat and gloves or prepare that winter staple of bangers and mash and maybe want to try something new.
The Vegan Society has been working its way through plant-based sausages on sale here to find the best on offer.
From the 30 entrants from around 20 different companies Grater Goods took home the NZ title.
Their award-winning effort? A Beet BBQ Banger.
Flip Grater from Grater Goods - a vegan delicatessen and butchery in Sydenham Christchuch, speaks to Susie Ferguson.