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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

This Day In New Zealand


Whelp sort update on the merry old land of New Zealand today. Things have been pretty crazy this side of the world for the last couple days. Not only have I been extremely busy with mid terms we have also had snow storms and blackouts. Here is a couple photos from my town to enjoy.



Might not be amazing or anything, but in Wellington where I live it hasn't snowed for 30 years. So its a fairly memorable occasion, people are really going nuts over here. Lightening and Thunder as well which is strange for this part of the country, I used to go lightening watching when I lived in Australia during the storms but its a rare occurrence here, and the thunder was so strong that 10 seconds after each bolt my entire house would rock for 20 seconds or so, plates rattling. Really cool stuff.
None of my classes have been canceled though, so I had to walk down hill over black ice in the morning to try and get to class. Most other schools are closed but university is still open for business so no putting off those tests and assignments till next week. Unfortunately the snow isnt a treat for everyone. One of our large southern towns Christchurch has been hit with a series of large earthquakes over the last year, destroying a lot of the town, and with the blackouts and power demands brought on by the cold thousands are without power over the couple of days to follow. Fortunately I'm warm inside for now though.
 This ducks classes weren't canceled either.
So all well for now, but if I stop updating suddenly its because our infrastructure has been destroyed by the elements, here is to hoping we don't languish in the once in a lifetime winter.

13 comments:

  1. Oooh pretty snow :) and a suddenly a duck from out of nowhere O_O

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  2. Christchurch got hit bad? Thats not good!

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  3. aww I miss the snow:( winter is my favorite

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  4. It looks so pristine and calm. The snow just looks perfect!

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  5. Whoa, that's crazy. I hope everyone in that small town is doing ok though. Living in Canada means I'm used to stupid weather but I doubt they are.

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  6. I miss the snow! Didn't get to go snowboarding this year

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  7. I've lived in auckland and now live in brisbane. Thunder storms were rare, they happened 2 or 3 times a year, in brisbane, we get amazing lighting storms especially the ones that happen out in the ocean (which we can see)

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  8. Snow looks so pretty! I'm jealous.

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  9. I heard how crazy the weather has been in New Zealand. I just hope it doesn't lead into another Christchurch situation.

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