Talk:Snow hits New Zealand
I am listening to The Breeze, Christchurch (94.5) for more up-to-date information and then adding it.
Spelling variation 
- Ummm, no it isn't... Most of us spell it in the Commonwealth verison of metre :) (I'm not changing it back yet as I'd like your feedback first...) R2b2 02:35, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Why would you change it back to the North American spelling? metre- n. Chiefly British variant of meter. Why not leave it be? It's correct for the story's location and it's how the originating author spelled it. Karen 02:46, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
- Ok I got confused with my last comment and thought you had written meter -> metre. The reason I got confused is because Imroy's edit was actually from meter -> metre (note American -> British). So the revert put it back to the American spelling.
- So basically I'm saying that I agree with you but that isn't how the story is currently... (At least I think that's what I'm saying :) ) R2b2 02:56, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I was looking at the diff panels backwards. I better back away from the computer now before I make a bigger fool out of myself. Karen 02:59, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Storm caused power outage 
User:R2b2's edit claims The snow isn't responsible for the power outage I don't believe..., but the edit removed the claim that "A huge snowstorm has hit New Zealand causing power outages in Auckland."
Since the line "Further north in Auckland, the bad weather also caused power outages when an earth-wire at the Otahuhu substation snapped." was added, I won't revert the edit. Karen 02:35, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
- Sorry should have been a bit clearer - the whole story is that the same storm that caused the snow also caused the power outages in Auckland; not because of snow but because of high winds. Basically the snow is only causing problem in the South Island of NZ and the central North Island. Its just plain old windy and rainy everywhere else :) R2b2 02:42, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Right, so saying that a snowstorm caused a power outage in Auckland would be correct. I didn't say the snow did it - how could little fluffy bits ruin the lines? It would take a lot of snow piling on the lines to break them. That'd be a real story! Karen 02:49, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, alright. The way it reads now is good. Sorry to be such a pain. Karen 02:52, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
It's us North Hemisphere fools that keep thinking that further north is colder and where the snow is. And just why are you getting snowstorms in the Summer, anyway? Urf. Karen 02:55, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
- It's the first month of winter. ;) nzgabriel 07:00, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
I know, couldn't stand the Summer here a few years ago and I went skiing in Queenstown, NZ one North American Summer. (I was joking about why you're getting a snow storm this time of year.) I should have remembered that the South Island is colder because it's closer to the pole, but you see I'm trying to think in both hemispheres at once while it's past my bedtime. All this thinking from the Kiwi point of view has got me turned around twice. I didn't have any trouble driving in New Zealand, either - it was when I got home that I had the trouble. Karen 16:52, 12 June 2006 (UTC)