16 Aug 2011

Snow dominates the morning papers

6:51 am on 16 August 2011

The snow dominates the morning papers on Tuesday. The NZ Herald says the last time that snow settled on the streets of Auckland was in 1939. Meanwhile, Oamaru police have tracked two burglars by following their tracks in the snow.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald headline is ''The snow will go on''. The paper reports the polar blast will last another three days. School boys are pictured walking through falling snow on Queen Street. The paper reports the last time snow settled on the city's streets was in 1939.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post has a large photograph of the Beehive almost hidden by driving snow and sleet.

Under a headline ''Snowed Under'' the paper reports families, schools and businesses will face more disruption on Tuesday in the capital. Widespread thunder and lightening strikes were experienced in the region on Monday. There is also a handy sidebar titled ''Snow: what you need to know'' which includes advice on how to drive in snow, de-ice windscreens and what to do if your heat pump switches off because it is too cold.

The Press

The Press headline reads ''Expect worse weather today''. The paper says Canterbury faces two more days of snow, hail, sleet and gales.

It also reports on the fate of two residents already living in makeshift accommodation, a couple forced to live in a caravan next to their quake damaged house in the suburb of Aranui.

Also on the front page: Christchurch police are hunting for a Botox bandit, a women who walked out of a christchurch clinic with almost $800 worth of botox treatment.


The Otago Daily Times also warns of continuing bad weather. the paper says while the snow is expected to ease, cold conditions will continue. Police advise people to travel only if necessary on Tuesday. Monday's temperatures in the region are listed: the warmest being 5 in Dunedin, the coldest being zero in Queenstown and Ranfurly.

Also on the front page: Oamaru police tracked two burglars by following their tracks in the snow. Two men were apprehended in the early hours of the morning after breaking into a dairy.