Readers' photos: Snow coats Wellington

05:41, Jul 25 2011
Snow on the hills above Paekakariki.
Snow on the hills above Paekakariki.
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Snow on the hills behind Paraparaumu taken from The Drive.
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Snow on the hills behind Paraparaumu taken from The Drive.
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Snow in Whitemans Valley near Upper Hutt.
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A ute drives near the Kaitoke Loop Road.
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Three-year-old Esther Morris from Te Marua enjoys the snow at Kaitoke.
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Snow closed the road near the Kaitoke Loop Rd.
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A truck drives along the Kaitoke Loop Rd.
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Anna Wagner from Kaitoke decided to turm around and go home due to the snow.
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A dusting of snow cover the hills and trees near Kaitoke Loop Road.
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Snow around homes in Kirton Drive in Riverstone, Upper Hutt.
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Snowy conditions made driving difficult.
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Some drivers continued to drive in the icy conditions.
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Snow on the road.
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Snow on the hills behind Eastbourne.

Young Jaxon Ferris had his first taste of snow today north of Upper Hutt.

The youngster, 3, was quick to whip up a snowman before the cold began to bite.

Whiteman's Valley resident Casey McNeil woke this morning to hills blanketed with snow. It was the most he had seen in 20 years living in the valley, he said.

Snow on the hills above Paekakariki.
Snow on the hills above Paekakariki.
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Snow on the hills behind Paraparaumu taken from The Drive.
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Snow on the hills behind Paraparaumu taken from The Drive.
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Snow in Whitemans Valley near Upper Hutt.
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A picture taken mid-morning of the Hayward Hills.
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Snow falling near Upper Hutt.
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Snow on the hills in Naenae.
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Snow on the hills of Naenae at the top of Seddon Street.
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Snow settled on the hills around Martinborough.
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A car covered in snow on Avro Road, Upper Hutt.
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Snow on vines at Ata Rangi vineyard in Martinborough.
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Snow on the hills behind Paekakariki.
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A photo taken near the Napier to Taupo Road.
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Having fun in the snow.
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Snow around Boulder Hill near Lower Hutt.
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The McAra-Graham Family on the road to Rimutakas.
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Snow in Whiteman's Valley, Upper Hutt.
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Jaxon Ferris, 3, plays near Kaitoke, north of Upper Hutt today. It was the youngster's first time in snow.

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"The cows didn't know what to do, they're wandering around trying to scratch for the grass."

It was still snowing now, and it was bitterly cold, he said. "Your hands are freezing in minutes."

Despite the cold his young children had been jumping on the bed with excitement, eager to get up the hill to play in the powder.

Readers from across the region have sent us images of the snow as the coldest snap of the winter hits.

Is there snow where you live? Send your photos to web@dompost.co.nz

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