24 Jul 2011

Never seen snow like this before - farmer

12:08 pm on 24 July 2011

A Te Anau farmer says she's never seen snow like that on her farm on Sunday.

MetService says snow is now falling to sea level in some areas of the lower South Islandt.

Florence Pine of Crown Lea Farm says snow has been falling heavily all morning, adding to the remnants of a previous fall a few days before.

Mrs Pine says this is the first time in her 40 years on the farm, that she's seen new snow settle on old snow.