I can remember it happening before, once when I was a kid. But it is rare to get snow in Rotorua. So here is the photo that had to be taken, I'm standing at the door onto the patio, looking out towards the lake which is completely whited out.
The good thing is, we are now into September, and we have some lovely mild days recently. I have to guard the potted plants from the chooks, but I have a few planters that are looking lovely.