Kōrero: South Canterbury region

The big snow

The big snow

In June 2006 South Canterbury experienced its heaviest snowfall in decades. Power lines collapsed under the snow’s weight, and electricity was cut to hundreds of rural homes. Many were without power for weeks. These linesmen are working to reconnect supply to Seadown, near Timaru.

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New Zealand Herald
Photograph by Simon Baker

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11292/the-big-snow (accessed 30 January 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017