Coming down to NZ at this time of the year is quite a gamble weather wise. They are coming into winter, and the weather could be almost anything.
I hadn't packed any shorts for either one of us, and we never needed any, although on the sunnier days I saw other people around town, both in shorts and barefoot (!). We did have mostly sunny days, so we were lucky.
I didn't mind the chillier weather either actually, made for a welcome change to our normal temperatures! But it all became a bit gloomy when the rain came...
Look! That view from the house again - but we couldn't even see the lake this day for the rain and the fog!
It was so cold some evenings, the underfloor heating had to be turned on and the fire had to be lit! Cosy though!