In a little west coast
town called Greymouth. There is a wind that comes down from the mountains and travels down the river and comes through a cutting and down the centre of the town. It affects only a few streets. But the wind is so bitterly cold and cutting, it has the local name of "The Barber".
Wellington is supposed to be windy, and yes it is, but I think it should be more famouse for it's rainy grey cold days. It is always miserable there and for at least, it is depressing.
Christchurch has it's faults as well. Some bright spark thought building a city on a swamp was a great idea. It is cold and damp and a constant sea breeze called "the easterly" is another cutting wind that goes right through you. It's not like that all the time though, it can change to the freezing cold Southerly winds that come up from the Antarctic, or in the summer, the sweltering hot howling winds from the West that come over the Alps.
I live in an area that has the highest sunshine hrs of the entire country.