A snow capped Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand.
A snow capped Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand.

New Zealand is taking stock after the heaviest snowfall in many years on the South Island this week. Three trampers had to be airlifted out of the mid-Canterbury foothills after activating their emergency beacon; snow-laden power lines cut electricity to around 5000 rural homes; and roads north and south of Lake Tekapo were closed leaving many motorists stranded overnight. Read more: 3news.co.nz

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