While New Zealand has been basking in balmy summer conditions our friends across the Tasman, have not been so lucky.
In the lead-up to Christmas Tropical Cyclone Jasper hit Queensland - a powerful and long-lived tropical cyclone that claimed seven lives.
A quarter of a million people have been affected by the storm.
The Queensland government says it will take years to get homes repaired. In the true Kiwi spirit, a team from Taskforce Kiwi has arrived in Queensland to help with the relief and recovery efforts.
Team leader Kane Turner joins the programme.