Heavy snowfall leaves many areas isolated.
Many parts of the island remained isolated after 50 to 70 cm (20 to 28 inches) of snow closed highways.
Meanwhile, the temperature in the city of Queenstown, South Island, dropped to -6.5 ° C (the historical record for August is -7.8 ° C), making this one of the lowest levels recorded in the last hundred years!
This morning the temperature dropped to -7.9 ° C on the town of Waiouru Astrip, and -7.1 ° C in Dunedin.
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