Snow fell consistently down to sea level in Wellington for the first time since the 1976, and snow even fell for a brief time in Auckland for the first time in 80 years. r/Wellington. Much of the South Island was heavily blanketed, with schools closed in Queenstown, Dunedin, and Christchurch. log in sign up. I love the way that weird and wonderful natural events bring out the best in people - our inner child was on full display today. 10. Whether you're living here, moving here or are just curious, feel free to browse around and ask … Press J to jump to the feed. I was a bit stupid and tried driving up Wrights Hill in Karori. 10cm of snow on the road so I didn’t make it and was lucky not to slide off the road. User account menu. u/pamelahoward. Filed Under: Cat Blog Tagged With: 2011 Snow in Wellington, Dash Kitten, DashKitten, snowmageddon Meet the Author Marjorie is a cat lover, moviemaker and picture taker who loves sharing her knowledge with beginners. Or better yet, when you would spend hours out in the snow, building forts and snowmen? Snow started to fall on Sunday evening. A few dozen other sightseers in cars didn’t help the slippery ride either. This was back when you didn’t get so cold so quickly, when you could go without gloves and your laughter kept you warm. NIWA photographer Dave Allen braved the elements to capture very rare weather: snow falls in the main street of Johnsonville, Wellington. Remember when you used to run outside, to play in the sun or the rain? I and my friends all went out to play and enjoy it. The girl waiting at the bus stop this morning gave me a huge smile as I approached and told me how much she loved my coat (crazy purple felted hippy coat from Sweden). We made Mr.Snowman by using a carrot for his nose. Credit: Dave Allen 10. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Snow on Cuba Mall in central Wellington (HD) from Ro Tierney on Vimeo. I and my friends all went out to play and enjoy it. Most of Karori is blanketed in snow – it’s hard to find a patch of green grass. Close. First Snow in Wellington, New Zealand, In Over 30 Years. August 2011 New Zealand Snowfall ( 2011-08-14 ) Widespread snow in both islands caused much disruption: many roads were closed, schools were closed, CBD work was suspended in Christchurch, and power was cut to thousands of homes. We made Mr.Snowman by using a carrot for his nose. Posted by. Snow on Cuba Mall in Wellington (Aug 2011) Welly. August 16, 2011 You weren’t always so grown up. r/Wellington: Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand!