Early-season snow show brings cameras out down south gallery video

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Grab your coats, people - winter's arrived early.

The first Antarctic blast of the year has brought snow to the South Island, and even dusted the Orongorongos overlooking Wellington on Saturday.

Stuff's intrepid readers were quick to whip out their smartphones and document the weather at their place - here's a selection of their pics and videos. Cuteness warning: happy kids and pets ahead. 

How's the weather at your place? Send your information, photos and videos to newstips@stuff.co.nz

Issy Cleaver tries out her new skis.
MARK CLEAVER

Issy Cleaver tries out her new skis.

 

 

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Not the best day for drying washing at Jack's Point.
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Not the best day for drying washing at Jack's Point.

Tyla, left, and Steph Scherger save a pretty pink scarf for their snowman/snowlady in Arrowtown.
Mike Scherger

Tyla, left, and Steph Scherger save a pretty pink scarf for their snowman/snowlady in Arrowtown.

Mt Grand Reservoir, Dunedin, is a pre-winter wonderland.
Maree Turnbull

Mt Grand Reservoir, Dunedin, is a pre-winter wonderland.

Might be time to put the barbie into storage in Dunedin.
Maree Turnbull

Might be time to put the barbie into storage in Dunedin.

Snow on the Orongorongos, with an Air New Zealand plane flying in over Wellington's Evan's Bay.
JONATHAN DALLIMORE

Snow on the Orongorongos, with an Air New Zealand plane flying in over Wellington's Evan's Bay.

Daniel McCleave, aged 4.5, is king of the castle in Naseby.
Rachael Schmidt-McCleave

Daniel McCleave, aged 4.5, is king of the castle in Naseby.

Lee and Eddie Saunders (Eddie 2.5 years, Lee's age  undisclosed) celebrate Eddie's very handsome first snowman.
EMMA SAUNDERS

Lee and Eddie Saunders (Eddie 2.5 years, Lee's age undisclosed) celebrate Eddie's very handsome first snowman.

Tyler Mason, 8, of Lake Hayes shows what Kiwi kids are made of - stainless steel on the soles of their feet, apparently.
JOANNA MASON

Tyler Mason, 8, of Lake Hayes shows what Kiwi kids are made of - stainless steel on the soles of their feet, apparently.

It's not just snowy down south ... Ruapehu got the good stuff too.
Garth Milton

It's not just snowy down south ... Ruapehu got the good stuff too.

Naseby glows in the morning sun.
Rachael Schmidt-McCleave

Naseby glows in the morning sun.

Maya, 13 months, samples a fistful of the white stuff.
TANYA DENNIS

Maya, 13 months, samples a fistful of the white stuff.

Arrowtown's Lucy Madafiglio, 11, swaps Saturday netball for Saturday snow-watching.
Janine Madafiglio

Arrowtown's Lucy Madafiglio, 11, swaps Saturday netball for Saturday snow-watching.

Duncan Proctor (yes, really) surveys the scene at the lakefront in Cromwell.
BILL PROCTOR

Duncan Proctor (yes, really) surveys the scene at the lakefront in Cromwell.

Ella Stuart, 9, Grace Stuart, 7, and Charlie the neighbour's  dog make a snowman (dad may have helped).
BRENDON STUART

Ella Stuart, 9, Grace Stuart, 7, and Charlie the neighbour's dog make a snowman (dad may have helped).

In a hurry? Too bad - it'll take a while for the defrost function to kick in at Jack's Point, Queenstown.
MITCH DAVIES

In a hurry? Too bad - it'll take a while for the defrost function to kick in at Jack's Point, Queenstown.

The "Queenstown Hilton" at 9.30 this morning - ducks unimpressed by the facilities.
TONY ADAMS

The "Queenstown Hilton" at 9.30 this morning - ducks unimpressed by the facilities.

ALEX MILLS

Arrowtown resident Mojito got a bit of a shock this morning.

Morgan Chamberlain, 4, opts for a chilled breakfast in Cromwell.
JOHANNA MACKENZIE-MCLEAN

Morgan Chamberlain, 4, opts for a chilled breakfast in Cromwell.

The "Donegal Street kids" get their snow on in Cromwell: Hunter Knox, 7, Asher Knox, 5, Jordan Knox, 1, Travis ...
Johanna McKenzie-McLean

The "Donegal Street kids" get their snow on in Cromwell: Hunter Knox, 7, Asher Knox, 5, Jordan Knox, 1, Travis Chamberlain, 6, and Morgan Chamberlain, 4.

Pretty window? Check. Snowy forest? Check. Flowers on windowsill? Check. Can we all get a ticket to Sharyn's place in ...
Sharyn Mclean

Pretty window? Check. Snowy forest? Check. Flowers on windowsill? Check. Can we all get a ticket to Sharyn's place in Bannockburn?

A stunning sunrise in Bannockburn.
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A stunning sunrise in Bannockburn.

Albert Town's Hikuwai Reserve with a picturesque dusting of snow on Saturday morning.
MAJORIE COOK

Albert Town's Hikuwai Reserve with a picturesque dusting of snow on Saturday morning.

The Mills family in Arrowtown: "We're new to Queenstown and our son, Hunter and our cats haven't seen snow like this before!"
Alex Mills

The Mills family in Arrowtown: "We're new to Queenstown and our son, Hunter and our cats haven't seen snow like this before!"

Super-cute Hunter gets to pose with dad, too.
Alex Mills

Super-cute Hunter gets to pose with dad, too.

Martin Kohn

Kingston's Jasper the dog wonders why he's standing outside in the freezing cold when there's a perfectly good woodburner and blanket inside.

The scene in St Arnaud, Tasman early on Saturday - we're guessing that motorist headed directly to the nearest cafe ...
Raywin Williamson-Kett

The scene in St Arnaud, Tasman early on Saturday - we're guessing that motorist headed directly to the nearest cafe after this pic was taken.

The Argyle family kick off the weekend with a snowball fight in Queenstown.
DEBBIE JAMIESON

The Argyle family kick off the weekend with a snowball fight in Queenstown.

Jasper (mark II, no relation) takes an early walk in Queenstown ... and wishes he'd invested in some doggy gumboots.
KATIE GILL

Jasper (mark II, no relation) takes an early walk in Queenstown ... and wishes he'd invested in some doggy gumboots.

Even the car is grateful to have some shelter in Arrowtown.
Alex Mills

Even the car is grateful to have some shelter in Arrowtown.

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Cromwell's Travis Chamberlain, 6, is tough enough to handle the snow in his PJs.
JOHANNA MACKENZIE-MCLEAN

Cromwell's Travis Chamberlain, 6, is tough enough to handle the snow in his PJs.

Maddy Familton woke up to a picture-perfect garden in Arrowtown.
Maddy Familton

Maddy Familton woke up to a picture-perfect garden in Arrowtown.

Snow blankets the ground in Ranfurly.
Jan MacKenzie

Snow blankets the ground in Ranfurly.

The best place to be in Cromwell: next to a warm house with a hot cuppa in hand.
Johanna Mckenzie-Mclean

The best place to be in Cromwell: next to a warm house with a hot cuppa in hand.

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