I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I see this bullshit.
Suffice it to say there was no snow on the Southern Alps in June when I was in Christchurch - something that happened last year - reported by the NYT but ignored by NZ media.
When I was growing up in the 60's and 70's there was never a time when there was no snow during winter. It was all quite predictable.
Unfathomable New Zealand North Island Snow and Wind
Mini Ice Age 2015-2035
My answer came from John Cleese