In New Zealand our Southern Hemisphere climate means much of my writing regarding seasonal activities will be out of sync. To get an idea of our seasons add 6 months onto Northern hemisphere seasons and it will be about right.
New Zealand stretches north to south and has only 2 degrees separation. Nowhere are you more than about 125 kilometers from the ocean. We are subtropical in the north and very temperate in the south. Some central places have a continental climate.