Yes we have had our fair share of earthquakes in the past year but volcanos? news to me..
If by volcano you mean liqufaction mounds then yes we have had a fair chunk of those but that is directly asociated with earthquake activity and not vulcanisum persay.
And fool you in what way? the do grow they waky tobacky down here as well but inside for the most part I would guess as it gets very cold over winter.
As for snow fall here in Christchurch city it is never a sure thing due to our close aproximation to the sea and that Banks Perninsular (the dead volcano) tends to funnel that sort of weather out to sea.
Edited by stonehart, 22 May 2012 - 02:14 AM.