My parents own a dairy farm near Hawera in Taranaki. When I was in New Zealand I spent about a week at their place and it was pretty cold and wet (really it felt like it rained the whole time we were in New Zealand).
On the odd occassion it did stop raining, Rich and I would take the oppourtunity to go for a walk. We only managed to head out for two short walks whilst we were at my parents due to the weather, which was a real shame and I would have liked to have done some walks on the mountain but the weather just wouldn't co-operate.
The donkey is my mum's donkey - Sultan, as you can see from his very thick coat the weather was pretty cold!