A lone Pohutukawa at Kauri Point Reserve here in Wattle Downs is still flowering in the middle of February!
I know that when they flower early we are to expect a long, hot summer. Perhaps this is a sign that it will continue for some time yet. That's fine, so long as the humidity stays away!
Personally, I prefer spring.
'Kauri' Point in 'Wattle' Downs is covered in 'Pohutukawa'. Go figure.