Dunedin is a cool place. Internalize that and you can live with the climate.
These days I listen well. It’s easy to wear my mp3 player, and I find it no strain to listen to my lesser-known languages such as French and Spanish.
The reason for this is that my expectations are more modest.
I don’t expect to understand what I’m hearing. I’m happy to just catch words. The whole story then serves as a means of vocabulary review.
This way, I’m able to tune in and out at my whim. Paradoxically, in this way I end up understanding more!