Story: Canterbury region

Snow in Christchurch

Snow in Christchurch

Christchurch has occasional heavy snowfalls in winter. This one, in 2005, transformed the area near the Durham Street Methodist Church into a scene reminiscent of an English town at Christmas. The church collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Weather and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015