Story: South Canterbury region

Snow at Caroline Bay

A storm in 2006 brought snow to Timaru’s Caroline Bay for the first time in living memory. Its weight brought down pylons and caused some roofs to buckle and bend. As this clip shows, some workers had a narrow escape when their building collapsed.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Climate, vegetation and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017