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In September 2010, the roof of Invercargill's Southland Stadium succumbed to the weight of up to 600 tonnes of snow, during one of the worst storms to hit the province in decades. A Department of Building and Housing report – released in May this year – found that the stadium fell well short of safety standards, and that the roof should not have failed. Credit: Southland Times