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Pictures: Heaviest snow for 50 years in New Zealand

New Zealand is seeing the heaviest snowfall there for 50 years.
Think of New Zealand and think of sun, sea and sand? Well, think again!
Suburb of Wellington covered in snow.
The icy weather means even more problems for Canterbury where about a thousand homes still don't have power after an earthquake there last year.
People cross the road in Auckland, New Zealand
Snow even fell in Auckland for the first time in 72 years. These schoolkids definitely look like they're not used to the abnormal weather!
Schoolchildren walk through the road in Auckland, New Zealand
The city recorded its coldest day on record - though the mercury still hit eight degrees celsius.
Suburb of Wellington covered in snow.
A polar blast described as a "once in a lifetime" storm has hit the country, bringing many places to a standstill.
Suburb of Wellington covered in snow.
Some farmers have reported up two metres of snow.
Suburb of Wellington covered in snow.